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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.

Why can't white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?

A recent police raid on a small-city factory showcases the Bush Administration's frightening war on illegal immigration.

Looking at the longstanding debate in the black community over personal responsibility through the lens of hotghettomess.com.

What, exactly, does America look like to people like Michael Richards, Mel Gibson and Richard Viguerie?

Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a
payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

A young black man and an elderly black woman each die in a hail of police bullets; a comedian invokes the era of lynching--suddenly it feels like a crime to be caught breathing while black.

Mel Gibson's violent new film Apocalypto exploits Maya culture and perpetuates racist stereotypes.

Ten years after its passage, California's Prop 209
has had a devastating impact on diversity in higher education.

Blogs

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

Rendering the oppressed invisible is a prerequisite to explosions like we have seen in Baltimore.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Camden Yards can be seen as a symbol of what ails urban America, and it’s hardly alone.

April 28, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015