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.
Randy Shaw: What’s happening with Kaepernick is no different than how major league baseball owners long denied African-Americans the right to play in the majors.
Steve Hochstadt: The antifas merely let their principles direct their bodies, stopping normal life to oppose our home-grown version of right-wing extremism, saying as loud as they can that the Lost Cause and the KKK and the defense of slavery were un-American.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Statesman racists like Washington, Jefferson and other “founding fathers”, are rarely viewed through the same withering public lens as Confederate standard bearers, even though they were at the forefront of enshrining white supremacist policies that codified the hypocritical lie of American democracy.