Unlike during other periods of race-based strife in this country, this summer, there is no action. There is only media.
Run down the list of key moments in progressive activism in the the last fifty years, and there is a good chance Jesse Jackson was there.
The mainstream media's long-time kid-glove treatment of Andrew Breitbart led directly to the unjustified ouster of Shirley Sherrod.
The USDA's real race problem is its history of discrimination against African-American, Native American and other minority farmers who were pushed off their land.
The Sherrod controversy "was a ginned-up, fabricated story,” The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel explains on The Today Show. “And this country can’t afford this kind of fake journalism.”
Nation columnist, Melissa Harris-Lacewell is angry with the administration, the NAACP, and blogger Andrew Breitbart, but maybe some good can come out of all of this.
America has a long history of turning black women into scapegoats.
The distribution of damage done by the Great Recession is not equal. African-Americans, men and low-skilled workers have been hardest hit.
Black and white Americans still don't live near each other. Does that account for persistent economic inequality?
Heidi Durrow traces a young girl's harrowing plunge into racial identity.