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I have been noticing a racial tinge to the health care reform protests.  But after seeing the sea of angry white faces holding signs with Obama as an African Witch Doctor, and other signs commenting about his Muslim heritage, I […]

This op-ed by the New York Times Frank Rich called Guns of August articulates what I have been thinking for the last months.  Two months ago I wrote a piece on the shooting at the holocaust museum and before that […]

People often ask me why I don’t blog more often in the crucible of the news cycle when an issue is “hot.”  My friends and editors are always trying to get me to speed up–as I tend to be slow […]

The racism of the right is getting louder and meaner as the Presidency of Barack Obama rounds the half way mark of the first year.  Defying his racist detractors, President Obama is about to invite a white cop and a […]

I think President Obama was right to soften the tone of his statement the other day on the Gates arrest incident; the word “stupid” wasn’t a helpful word choice. But the word, I think, accurately describes the reaction of a […]

I’m sick of the constant harping on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s ‘Wise Latina’ comment.  Jeff Sessions, the Senator from the great state of Alabama (‘everybody knows about Alabama’ -Nina Simone) made reference to it again in his opening/opposing statement at Sotomayor’s confirmation […]

Gay people and their allies should take the occasion of the NAACP’s centennial to celebrate the NAACP’s century of accomplishments and recommit to supporting the organization and its objectives of ending racism in America.   Why? I’ll give you three reasons. 1) The NAACP […]

Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh are calling Judge Sotomayer and President Obama racists – and Democrats must be loving it. Newt and Rush pulled out a quote from a speech given by Judge Sotomayer at a symposium called: Raising the Bar: […]

Chris Kelly reports at Huffingtonpost.com on the sad racist pathology at the Christian backed website Townhall.com. You can tell that this fellow Burt Prelutsky doesn’t even really know he is being horribly racist and offensive by any common standard of decency in […]

This is a wonderful video for anyone who cars about the civil rights of all people.  It puts to rest the false idea that African Americans are more homophobic than other Americans.   Homophobia has no race and bigotry towards gay people […]