AMERICA’S ENDURING CASTE SYSTEM. Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.
HOLLYWOOD’S IDENTITY CRISIS: ACTORS, WRITERS AND PRODUCERS WARN OF ‘REVERSE RACISM’ IN THE FILM INDUSTRY WHICH HAS CREATED A ‘TOXIC CLIMATE’ FOR ANYONE WHO IS A WHITE, MIDDLE-AGE MAN.
YASTREMSKA APOLOGIZES FOR OFFENSIVE PHOTOS. Professional athletes have huge platforms and it’s unrealistic to expect them to get it right every time. [Last] Thursday, Dayana Yastremska made a big mistake. […]
WHY NEW YORK TIMES PRAISES ‘CANCEL CULTURE’ BUT SKIPS OVER ITS OWN RACIST HISTORY. Times patriarch Adolph S. Ochs contributed money to Confederate memorials the paper now finds so objectionable.
RUMORS OF TRUTH: RETHINKING CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts unveils the latest addition to its collection this week: a twenty-seven-foot-tall bronze statue of a young black man mounted […]
T0Y0TA WORKERS FIRED OVER ‘DISGUSTING’ VIDEO MOCKING GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER. The onlooker who filmed the incident said: “It was a disgusting gesture Talley made to imply that kneeling on a […]
5 YEARS AGO, SOUTH CAROLINA BROUGHT DOWN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG. IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING. South Carolina’s governor and legislators showed the nation it was time to acknowledge the pain […]
REEVALUATING ‘TO KILL A MOCKING’ BIRD 60 YEARS LATER. In the 60 years since “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the most widely read books in middle school, was published, […]
SCRABBLE PLAYERS ARE TAKING RACIAL AND ETHNIC SLURS OUT OF THE GAME. The North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) announced on Wednesday that it will remove slurs and other offensive words from […]
HAVE WE FINALLY REACHED A MOMENT OF PROMISE AND POSSIBILITY ON RACE? “While Black”: shorthand for racial profiling so prevalent in the United States that African Americans have almost universally […]
WILL SMITH RECALLS BEING CALLED RACIAL SLUR BY RACIAL SLUR BY POLICE ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. I’ve been called [N-word] by the cops in Philly on more than 10 occasions,” he […]
YEAH, LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT RACE. Sometimes white people recognize me. Random White Neighbor: Hey, I really liked your book. Me, from 18 to 24 feet away: Thanks. RWN: I was thinking about […]
JOE BIDEN’S POLICY ROADMAP AIMS TO CREATE A NEW , FEDERALLY-BACKED CREDIT BUREAU TO CLOSE THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP. During the last economic downturn, Black families experienced a 44.3% decline […]
‘NOTHING OCCURS IN A VACUUM.’ 3/20 COALITION PLANS ‘TEACH-INS’ TO EDUCATE ABOUT RACE, MENTAL HEALTH. An activist group formed after a white State College police officer fatally shot a Black […]
IS THIS THE COLUMN OF THE YEAR ON ISSUES OF RACE IN AMERICA? When a friend sent me a New York Times column by Caroline Randall Williams, a poet from […]
A RACIAL RECKONING ARRIVED AT WEST POINT, WHERE BEING BLACK IS A ‘BEAUTIFULLY PAINFUL EXPERIENCE’. The police killing of George Floyd has triggered a wave of reckoning over racism and […]