On a Cloudy Day By James Michael Brodie One night, years ago, I was driving down a quiet road at night with a couple of friends. Seeing a silver barrel hurling headlong toward our windshield, the driver, as...
On this day of tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King, a consideration of how a new campaign for social and economic justice is greatly needed today.
White folks who remarkably continue to claim (or ignore) racism isn’t alive and well, that circumstances have markedly improved for black folks are either delusional or purposefully in denial or are lifelong gopers, or lifelong racists!  Case in point….the...
Thank you for signing on to the obstructionist dog and pony show contrived by your Republican colleagues in the Senate. Have you signed the “secret” letter being circulated in the hallways of the Senate Building, akin to passing notes in study hall?
In this interview, Loewen links the Civil War era to the later era known as the Nadir of Race Relations (1890-1940), and further, to the modern day Neo-Confederate movement, which tends to look amazingly like it's twin brother...the Tea Party.
The new HBO series, Boardwalk Empire debuted this week. It's set in 1919's Atlantic City when Prohibition became the law of the land. While watching it, and perhaps this is not coincidental, the similarities between the present and that period...
As a follow up to our post on writing a speech for Obama on confronting the hatred and racism that has become so mainstream in our politics, I've composed the following draft for your review and comments. One note before...
A federal judge today blocked many of the key provisions of the Arizona Immigration law. Score one for the Constitution and rationality. Aside from the aspects of this law that institutionalized racism (giving BS lip service to, "We won't racially...
In this shocking, unedited video, Andrew Breitbart proudly announces to an audience that he was on crack cocaine during the birth of his children, is in rehab, has sexual problems, is a narcissist and in the...
The first years of Obama's presidency may be remembered for many things but one of the inescapable results has been a renaissance of racism. We have become far too familiar with the racism spewing from those on the right including...

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