Steve Hochstadt: It is still common in American cities to use zoning laws to place businesses that deal with alcohol, firearms, pornography, and now marijuana into low-income neighborhoods, preventing minorities there from building up equity as fast as in residential white neighborhoods.
David A. Love: Moore and his followers claim to be God-fearing Christians. Well, they represent the Christianity of the slave master, as much as others have worshiped the God of justice and liberation.
Wade Kyle: Now, in America, if I walk by a group of people and someone yells “dangerous”, the last thing I’d do is have a conversation with them.
ast weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native Americans joined black and brown people to lead the march. At the march, Rev. Graylan Hagler said, “White Supremacy has been given aid and comfort by a so-called president and so-called administration, […]
Ron Briley: Trump’s tweets, however, suggest that his comments are very much rooted in race and are a continuation of the racial profiling and discrimination in which he has engaged for much of his life going back to the housing policies of his father.
WJ Astore: When it comes to the NFL, Trump should be flagged and ejected for unnecessary roughness.
John Peeler: The reader cannot avoid the conclusion that racism has been fundamental to White culture from the very beginning of American history, with deep roots in Europe.
Tom Hall: The murder of non-whites by police – officers of the state – horrifies and distracts people. But there are less dramatic crimes, every day, that shape the lives of black people, and people of other colors.
Berry Craig: Irony aplenty surrounds the creamy white—an appropriate hue—marble likeness that stands on a pedestal in the rotunda.
David A. Love: This movement of white nationalists, Alt-Right, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and others, emboldened by their crusade against ‘white genocide’ and empowered by Donald Trump’s policy of white grievance, represents a shift in the Republican Party that was a long time in the making.
Arica L. Coleman: My deepest fear is that I live in a society which presumes I am incompetent and punishes self-actualized Black women like me who refuse to remain “in their place,”
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein e take it for granted today that the persistence of disparities and segregation between whites and blacks in America is the result of persistent white prejudice, perhaps combined with other factors such as a supposed “culture of poverty.” We take it for granted that […]
Lance Simmens: Where racism exists, violence inevitably follows, with Charlottesville being only the latest sorry chapter in a continuing narrative that highlights its ugly persistence.