Trayvon Martin and the Microcosm of American Racism

Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year old high school student was walking home in his father’s gated community in southern Florida, talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone and carrying an Arizona iced tea and a bag of skittles when he found himself cornered...

Subtle Racism in American Politics

I've never been much for playing the race card.  In fact, I tend to go well out of my way to ensure that I don't make what social scientists call a Type I error, or claiming evidence for something that isn't actually there.  However,...

Moot Questions – Race

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Race is a volatile issue in America. See what we found average Americans think about Race today in our man on the street interviews we call, Moot Questions. Come back each month to see what people think about controversial subjects when put on the spot. Question...

Racism in America

Racism in America has special implications due to our history with slavery, the Native Americans, and the interment of the Japanese during WWII. How has race affected the people of the United States, both in terms of their daily lives and also an overarching...

Annual UN Meeting Wraps Up in New York

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly annual debate closed on Monday.  The week of speeches and meetings focused largely on problems in the Middle East and Africa, including Islamophobia, the conflict in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and the effort to send military help to...

Old White People

Why would a simple act as  offering an elderly woman my seat be imbued with  Racial Overtones?   So I am sitting on a pew  With three other young women All White Watching a concert in a sanctuary  That is packed with  Standing room only I watch the backs of the heads of gray All belonging to...

‘Don’t Re-Nig’ Bumper Sticker Proves Republicans Are Racists (Like We Didn’t Already Know That)

A photo of a bumper sticker on the back of a vehicle that has the Obama logo crossed out with "Don't Re-Nig in 2012".  "Nig" being short of what many Republicans and conservatives call our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama. It has long been obvious to me...

Bi-Polar America

Recent events have once again brought race relations in America into the media spotlight, continuing the now long record that exists of an endemic discrimination against minorities in the Land of the Free. From the other side of the world it is often only...

Trayvon Martin killed by single gunshot fired from ‘intermediate range,’ autopsy shows

Florida teenager Trayvon Martin died from a single gunshot wound to the chest fired from “intermediate range,” according to an autopsy report reviewed Wednesday by NBC News.

NAACP President Endorses Bernie Sanders

MANCHESTER, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Friday picked up the endorsement of former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous. “Bernie Sanders has been principled, courageous and consistent in fighting the evils that Dr. King referred to as the ‘giant triplets’ of racism, militarism and greed,”...