Nov 1, 2014
Zellweger and Harris are teaching us a couple of lessons about how identity looks and feels in our techno-driven world.
Sep 16, 2013
The danger of online racism is that people seem to get away with it and public disapproval in the form of reports like this one do not appear to have the same effect in lessening racist speech as disapproval does in face-to-face encounters.The danger of online racism is that people seem to get away with it and public disapproval is less effective.
Sep 12, 2012
Baratunde Thurston's "How To Be Black," part memoir, part investigative journalism and part cheeky instruction manual, explores such topics as "How to Be the Angry Negro" and "How to Be the (Next) Black President."
Apr 29, 2012
Sunday, April 29, marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Los Angeles uprising and the two-week anniversary of the resurrection of slain gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur as a hologram at Coachella. The events are not a coincidence. Rather, they are part of a cultural argument that speaks to racial tensions, police misconduct and vigilantism that have plagued the city for decades.The 20th anniversary of the L.A. uprising and the resurrection of slain rapper Tupac are not a coincidence.
Mar 23, 2012
In all, the Million Hoodie March was an on-the-ground call for an end and an online call for a new beginning.
Feb 17, 2012
Charting the demise of racism by the rising number of interracial marriages is probably not the most reliable indicator that it’s ending. Wouldn’t the elimination of disparities in income, employment, health care, education, crime, punishment and family structure be more accurate indicators?Charting the demise of racism by the rising number of interracial marriages is probably not the most reliable indicator that it’s ending.
Jan 13, 2012
Michelle Obama joined Twitter on Thursday. For some this doesn't qualify as news in a world full of political and economic turmoil.
Dec 1, 2011
Surprisingly, Herman Cain has one thing right. If nothing else, his campaign has shown that race is as much a way of thinking as it is anything else. Because that’s the case, he is taking advantage of the fact that some audiences think about race differently from others.State Sen. Sheila Leslie said that "Herman Cain is a one-man reality show. Entertaining, but hardly presidential."
Oct 24, 2011
As Herman Cain tells it, liberals of all backgrounds should be cowering because he is something the president is not: a “real black man.” As opposed to Barack Obama, who downplayed racial difference when he ran for president, Herman Cain is playing it to the hilt.
Aug 11, 2011
A scenario ripped from our nation’s troubled racial past made new headlines this week: the slaying of a man allegedly for the simple reason that he was black But a little digging reveals that there’s more to this story than the label “hate crime” suggests.
Jun 27, 2011
Let's be honest Teachers don't get into the profession for the money Nowadays they don’t get into the profession for respect either So why do they do it?Let's be honest.
Jun 12, 2011
While celebrating this important civil rights milestone, we should remember that increased visibility of interracial couples and offspring does not promise increased racial harmony. If the mere presence of interracial intimacy was enough to bring about racial harmony, it would have happened long ago.