If women expect to shed the cruel and calculating artifice of race in our lifetimes, we must contribute to the emerging generation of literature that deconstructs racial categories.
Four new books explore the politics, culture and racial awareness of the hip-hop generation.
It's time to transform the two-party system into something more
equitable by introducing smaller political groups based on special
interests: Consider the power of a black voting bloc led by young
Racial tensions between black and Latino players have been exposed in
the ongoing controversy over how to honor Roberto Clemente.
Lost Battalions tells the story of two US Army regiments of
the American Expeditionary Force, the struggle to buy citizenship
through the self-sacrifice of war.
Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by
the Christian right on gay marriage. But that's only part of the story.
Three books examine American history through the scope of
racism and racial identity.
While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.
A deep planetary insecurity has fostered a rush to build boundaries
around ourselves--psychic green zones--no matter how irrational,
separating white from black or brown, Christian from Muslim, European from Arab.
Discrimination is on the rise for Australia's Muslims and others of Middle-Eastern descent, as Prime Minister John Howard's draconian anti-terror laws echo the fear-mongering tactics of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.