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In today’s media climate, it’s much easier to smear critics of the push for war on Iran as “anti-Semites” than to deal honestly with the facts.

Ron Paul

From Newt Gingrich to Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidates have stopped speaking in code and embraced baldly racist rhetoric.

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: A Black face in my high school would become as foreign as a repressed memory that everyone just seemed to forget existed.  

Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is fascinated by a paradox: the color line's persistence and its seeming implosion.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Image courtesy of Melanie Cervantes

“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

Sexual harassment had been a common experience of black women’s work life since they arrived in America, and it was black women plaintiffs who first comprehended that sexual abuse at work was discrimination. 

I was aware not only of being hated but also of hating myself from two points of view in the same mind—a brand of self-hatred that identifies the me in you and hates you for it.

It is important, not only for black women but for all of us, to rethink the ways to critique and resist the "crooked" force of racism and sexism in our cultural and political life.

Blogs

The New York Times columnist fails to understand how the war on drugs disproportionately affects minorities and the poor. 

January 14, 2014

A new report shows that the unsolved homicide rate is far higher for black victims. The problem goes beyond the number of detectives in black neighborhoods.

January 10, 2014

Why I stand with MHP—and why you should too.

January 8, 2014

Key issues on my racial justice agenda for this year.

January 3, 2014

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

The current debate around Santa’s racial identity is mostly silly—but it reveals some deep-seated fears around the loss of white identity. 

December 18, 2013

Everyone’s lining up to pay tribute to Mandela; but in the Reagan era, many were close to the apartheid regime.

December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s history with the sports world is both more complicated and more challenging than meets the eye.

December 9, 2013

Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn had more going on than just the action on the field.

December 2, 2013