Tom Hall: Betsy deVos has spent a lifetime trying to ‘save’ white children from integration. Now she has control of vast stores of Federal tax dollars earmarked for education, and she is publicly proclaiming her intention to use it to support modern “segregation academies.”
Arica L. Coleman: Now once again we find ourselves in collective mourning due to justice denied and another senseless killing. It seems the more emphatic we are that “Black Lives Matter,” America’s response is, “No they don’t!”
There are efforts society can take to prevent the normalization of this kind of hate – and the subsequent racial violence that accompanies it.
From the shiftless lazy welfare queen to the amoral prostitute and the faceless caregiver who cleans up after hapless white folk, caricatures of black women’s work play a key role in propping up income and wealth inequality while reinforcing the myth of American free enterprise.
A good indicator of Boston’s racial intolerance might be to look at the backlash Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham received from her op-eds.
As long as their choice is between a Democrat and Steve King, northwestern Iowans will keep voting for King, no matter how ineffective or prejudiced he is.
I explained to the manager that as someone who lives in the adjacent neighborhood, that it was important to me that places Black people patronize also hire Blacks.
Arguably his most powerful message, King was criticized for the speech’s content because he was critical of the United States’ use of undemocratic policies and veered from his traditional “civil rights message”.
James A. Haught: Whites needn’t feel ashamed of their privilege — but they should work hard to ensure that everyone in every ethnic group gets the same benefits.
Peter Dreier: In hundreds of cities across the country, Americans of conscience — led by churches and synagogues, unions, and college students — demonstrated their support for the sit-ins by picketing in front of Woolworths stores, urging people to boycott the national chain until it desegregated its Southern lunch counters.
Sharon Kyle: The question is whether or not a factual statement such as this should or should not be interpreted as divisive. This is where issues of privilege come into play.
Sikivu Hutchinson: After all the controversy surrounding the white origins of the Women’s March, L.A.’s event was a snapshot of the deep segregation and Euro privilege that shapes the city’s cultural geography.
fter the monochromatic inauguration of Sir Trump Devoid of Funk, Penthouse Populist, Twitter Bully, and Bland Brand, I’m viscerally reminded, again, of how my pursuit of happiness remains contaminated by hypocritical contradictions, double-standards, embedded in America’s violent DNA. Starting with Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration: “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created […]