The same white Americans who demand that all Muslims account for the “evil acts of a few” fail to criticize the violence perpetrated by their white counterparts in uniform, Michael Eric Dyson wrote in The New York Times.
Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson resents West’s critique of Obama’s domestic and foreign policies. But rather than weigh these criticisms, he positions West as a spurned lover, angry and bitter that he did not get a ticket to Obama’s 2008 inauguration.
Assessments of Attorney General Eric Holder’s legacy have been mixed. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund hailed him for his role in transforming the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and his leadership on voting rights. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union criticized Holder’s record on national security issues.
The old trope that truth telling requires a great deal of courage is not always right. Those who tell the truth often enjoy a rare freedom from the social pressures that compel others to distort what they know to make room for a belief in the world as they would like it to be.Those who tell the truth often enjoy a rare freedom from the social pressures that compel others to distort what they know to make room for a belief in the world as they would like it to be.
Whether President Obama should be supported or opposed in his bid for re-election this year is a fundamental question facing left-wing Americans who have been disappointed with his performance during his first term. Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University and Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com take up opposing sides of the argument.
CNN is rarely the forum where we hear thoughtful points of view, but Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson breaks the mold as he rips apart the befuddled superintendent of Arizona public schools, Tom Horne, over Arizona's decision to ban ethnic studies.
In this recent clip from "The Colbert Report," author Michael Eric Dyson instructs the show's self-professedly "colorblind" host about the differences between race, bigotry and racism. Displaying his keen sense of racial sensitivity, Stephen Colbert claims that the only way he knows he's a white man is "because I have a late-night talk show."