Tag Archives: racism

THE DIVIDED ROAD AHEAD

The ambassador of darkness is now the president-elect. Despite how stunned many of us are, despite our grief and fear of the future, that is an undeniable fact. A man who has the enthusiastic support of the KKK and other

BULLETS AND TEARS

I’ve never before seen a man shot at close range as he lies on the ground; I’ve never seen a man shot through a car window and watched him bleed to death as his fiancé somehow keeps calm enough to

IN DEFENSE OF MALIA

When it was recently announced that Malia Obama got into Harvard (no small feat) and would be taking a “gap year” first before going to college, most news outlets were respectful, reporting the happy news and commenting on the proud

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Fact: The only reason people feel the need to declare that their lives matter is if their lives are being treated as if they don’t. Fact: Black male teenagers are being shot by the police on such a regular basis

“THE STARLESS MIDNIGHT OF RACISM”

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.” Martin Luther King Unless you have been

THE BLACK AND WHITE OF US

The police in South Florida who used the mugshots of black teens, taken years ago when the teens were arrested, didn’t see any problem in using the photos for target practice. They never considered that those boys are now men

THE FACES OF RACISM

This has been a busy few weeks for racist comments dominating the news. First came Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who refused to pay grazing fees, racking up a debt of a million dollars, and who then called in heavily

PAULA DEEN AND THE N-WORD

Note to Paula Deen: The use of a racial epithet is not a “mistake.” A mistake is parking your car on the wrong side of the street on street cleaning day because you forgot to look at the sign. A

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