The CHP’s Thug Life: Justice for Marlene Pinnock

CHP Beating

-+*Sikivu Hutchinson: There is no question that a video with an older defenseless white woman lying prone on the ground being knocked senseless by an officer of color (or a white cop, for that matter) would’ve had the entire nation up in arms demanding the officer’s immediate termination and prosecution.

Mississippi Revisited

Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

-+*Vivian Rothstein: The Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary gathering was a way to make sure that Mississippi’s civil rights history is defined by those organizers and local leaders who made it.

Juneteenth: Marking the End of Slavery

Juneteenth

-+*Jessie Daniels: When I see those historical photos of early Juneteenth celebrations, and I see how small and sober these events seem, I think what a bittersweet moment that must have been – celebrating emancipation and commemorating all those that didn’t make it.

Washington Redskins, Choose a New Name

Redskins

-+*Lisa Bloom: Some Native Americans consider the “R” word their “N” word. And those who live in the minority group know far better than the rest of us which terms are used to demean them. Those observations deserve our respect.

Mexican or American?

Mexican American Teacher

-+*Rudy Acuña: White Americans of my generation questioned, why would anyone want to be anything but American? Everyone wanted to come to America, didn’t they?

L.A. Skid Row Residents: The Heart of Hope

Skid Row Residents

-+*David Bacon: This part of downtown L.A. remains contested terrain these days, as swanky boutiques and cafes have cropped up and touch a world without stable housing for thousands of people.

How The Asians Did Not Become White

are asians white

-+*Scot Nakagawa: Asians are the least likely among all racial groups to make it to the top in the private sector, including among law firms, again in spite of being better educated.

The American System of Racism

American System of Racism

-+*Steve Hochstadt: We remember a bee sting for a long time. A dozen bee stings change how a person thinks about insects. The daily stings of racism over a lifetime, a generation, several centuries have determined the painful relations between black and white in America.