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Nation Topics - Racism and Discrimination

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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
people.

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.

As the House of Representatives voted to allow oil drilling in the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich decried
the back-door methods and contemplated the impact on the
indigenous Gwich'in people.

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