Larry Aubry: Blacks and other racially defined minorities are no longer subject to legal segregation, but they have not been relieved of the burdens of discrimination, even by laws supposedly intended to do so.
The articles in this category deal with Institutional racism. It is here that you find discussions about the kind of racism that continues to operate relentlessly on its own, like a machine, in spite of the intentions of people of good will. De facto racism, silent racism, covert racism, microaggresive behavior, implicit bias, there are lots of names for what we continue to battle in the United States - racially based unearned advantages and disadvantages. We encourage readers to join the conversation. Please peruse the articles and comment. You're sure to find lots of differenct perspectives.
Arica L. Coleman: The team had been waiting for about twenty minutes when they noticed a police car pull up behind them. A second police car parked behind the first. A neighbor had called the cops!
Carl Matthes: Adapted from Black Klansman Stallworth’s memoir, the film was conceived by Jordan Peele, the comedian turned director of last year’s Academy Award nominated film “Get Out.” Peele sought out famed director Spike Lee to direct and re-write the film.
Richard Wolff: Revulsion is building towards the smokescreens of hypocrisy, racism, and nationalism barely masking capitalism’s ongoing failure to provide the jobs and incomes people need
Sharon Kyle: While it is true that the United States no longer imposes overt state-sanctioned apartheid, the truth is it doesn’t have to. Its socially sanctioned apartheid systems are just as effective.
John Peeler: If you believe that this country was great back when it was for white folks and blacks knew their place, black lives don’t matter.
Steve Hochstadt: Donald Trump began his campaign by insulting Mexicans and promising to ban Muslims. He is leading the reversal of American openness and a return to our earlier racially-based immigration.
WJ Astore: The idea of the races of man and the “scientific” ordering of the same was debunked a century ago, yet it’s back with a vengeance in much of the U.S.
Lance Simmens: One-party government where party power takes precedence and prominence over nation building, both from a societal and a physical infrastructure perspective, has overtaken our collective consciousness.
Wes Barnard: I was delighted to see so many fair-minded White Americans get off their asses and actually go to the border and protest the insanity of this evil government.
Berry Craig: Trump counted on whites to translate “Make America Great Again” as “Make America White Again.” He ran the most overtly racist presidential campaign since George Wallace’s 50 years ago.
Greg Cusack: We need to develop a shrill and piercing anti-dog whistle that any of us can sound when the call to resume the racist dances sounds again, as it always will until this poison is excised from our midst.
Julianne Malveaux: I’m not ever, ever, ever going to excuse sexual perfidy (and more) in the workplace, but I do wonder why we can wink, nod, and grin about racial workplace misbehavior while we stand our ground about gender. I wonder why so many say ‘just kidding’ or ‘didn’t know’ when they are racially insensitive, and nobody calls it, but they are willing to call it on gender.