racism

Buchanan Misses White America

Sep 1, 2006
While out pimping his book, Pat Buchanan made an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, where he exposed himself with a statement as racist as it was whiny: ?I?d like the country I grew up in. It was a good country. I lived in Washington, D.C., 400,000 black folks, 400,000 white folks, in a country 89 or 90 percent white. I like that country.? (Video & Transcript)

Fear Mongering with a Dash of Racism From Sen. Burns… Again

Aug 31, 2006
Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana, a man who not so long ago referred to his house painter as a "nice little Guatemalan man," has delivered yet another stunning one-liner. Ready for the punch line? At a campaign event with Laura Bush, Burns talked about the war on terrorism, saying "faceless" enemies "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night." Nice.
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Ghetto Survivor

Aug 25, 2006
The next season of "Survivor" will have a new twist that has already drawn criticism. Four teams are to be divided along racial/ethnic lines?blacks, whites, Asians, and Latinos. The individual who wins gets a million-dollar prize.

Will Racism Bring Violence to World Cup?

Jun 4, 2006
Soccer fans mocked with monkey noises and spit on Nigerian forward Adebowale Ogungbure as he left a soccer field in Germany in late March. It sounds like a story from another decade, but this type of violent racism might just destroy this year's World Cup. The NYT offers a must-read piece about the recent surge in racist sentiment among European soccer fans.

The ‘Slave Side’ of NFL Sundays

Mar 10, 2006
In his new book, "The Slave Side of Sunday," former NFL player Anthony Prior writes about the legacy of racism in professional sports "We are not looked at as leaders, rather, just a labor force where the money is generated Plantation capitalism is still alive today," he tells Truthdig contributor James Harris (Audio and text interview with the author) .

The ‘Slave Side’ of NFL Sundays

Mar 10, 2006
In his new book, "The Slave Side of Sunday," former NFL player Anthony Prior writes about the legacy of racism in professional sports "We are not looked at as leaders, rather, just a labor force where the money is generated Plantation capitalism is still alive today," he tells Truthdig contributor James Harris (Audio and text interview with the author) .