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,”...

The Tea Party’s Not Racist? Really?

Listen to a Tea Party leader in Arkansas tell this "black" joke to the audience and hear their subsequent laughter. http://www.mootmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Teapartyracist.mp3 “A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’ “‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get...

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...

It’s Just Hair, If You’re White

Recently, I was on the Seattle ferry and found myself a few seats from a beauty school student. We began talking hair and I told her of research I conducted on Black women and the discourse of natural or, unprocessed and kinky hair in...

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,...

‘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...

Discriminatory Redistricting OK With Supreme Court

  WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Abbott v. Perez: “The decision by five justices of the Supreme Court to silence the voices of Latino...

The Trayvon Martin Case: A Narrative of Race and Class Warfare

It goes without saying that an anecdote about rural Arkansas is an unlikely point of departure for a discussion about the political implications surrounding the refusal of the Sanford, Florida police department to initially arrest George Zimmerman in the case of Trayvon Martin. However,...

Worldwide, Extremism and Racism On The Rise

Governments Not Immune to Racism. The Shameful Truth. Surrounded by a metal fence, with some 30 video cameras and a controlled entrance, the Via Salone 323 camp, a segregated settlement constructed on the periphery of Rome and authorized by Italian authorities for Roma population, is...

Rick Santorum’s id Calls Barak Obama A Nigger

Watch Rick Santorum's Freudian slip in this video.