Sikivu Hutchinson: The backlash to Johnson’s ascent after the resignation of Tory Prime Minister Theresa May is reminiscent of Trumpian political turbulence.
Tom Hastings: Even when income and wealth/poverty levels are controlled for, African Americans, Native Americans/Pacific Islanders have lower five-year survival rates for the aggregate of cancers suffered in the US.
Joseph Palermo: The current president chooses to use the “bully pulpit” either for barking at the press over the whir of a helicopter or for hate-filled Tweet storms that sound like they were written by a spoiled seven-year-old.
Alvaro Huerta: When the government targets a particular racialized group with brutal policies and programs, you are either in favor of the state’s inhumane policies and programs or you are against them.
Sharon Kyle: White supremacy isn’t just a right-wing belief–no, it is mainstream and has been since the birth of the nation (no pun intended).
Peter Laarman: I’m a preacher and I can say with near certainty that 99% of the sermons preached yesterday morning didn’t get close to the level of truth-telling that’s needed. Nor will the compulsory “thoughts and prayers” pronouncements, nor the words spoken at memorial services over the next days and weeks.
Sharon Kyle: The Galveston Police Department does not deny the accuracy of the photograph, instead, they attempt to deny that Mr. Neely was being led by a leash.
Unai Montes-Irueste: I made the mistake of reading the El Paso shooter’s manifesto.
Robert Koehler: What has become obvious in the age of Trump is that this country has not transcended racism and moved on. America remains as much a paradox-in-progress as it was in 1776, when slave-owner Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase “all men are created equal.”
Glen Ford: Nothing useful to the Black struggle will result from all this reparations-like drama if it remains within the Democratic Party’s corporate domain.
Steve Hochstadt: Vast amounts of black property were taken by unscrupulous individual use of legal trickery, because African Americans did not typically use the white-dominated legal system to pass property to their heirs.
Matthew Johnson: As a straight, white (gentile), cisgender male whose group has never been the target of such a (hate) crime, I call bullshit on this bizarre attempt to undermine Sanders by stripping him of his oppressed-group identity.
Julianne Malveaux: Like the white men who lynched Mary Turner, our President ‘takes exception to remarks by Ilhan Omar as well as her attitude.’ Without accusing Trump of lynching, one can accuse Mr. Trump of being a racist and hostile to Black women. Omar isn’t the first he went after, and she won’t be the last.