Category Archives: RAce Relations

Django Unchained but Not Black Audiences

Why can’t African American moviegoers enjoy a “popcorn” movie without having to feel angst or guilt whenever the protagonist is black? I just want to enjoy a movie. I don’t want to carry the burden of race with me into … Continue reading

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Should Tim Scott represent black America?

  Lately I’ve gotten into a Twitter debate with Jamil Smith and his followers because I took exception to him, Adolph Reed and Joy Reid warning Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) against becoming a “token” black after being nominated by South … Continue reading

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Angry at Andrew but afraid to say so – NYPOST.com

First in a planned series looking at the state Senate Democratic conference.   For once, the elephant in the room wasn’t race — it was Gov. Cuomo.       Saturday’s National Action Network rally, led by media personality and … Continue reading

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NY Senate Democrats’ road to respect—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

If African-American state senators want to be taken seriously by Gov. Cuomo and opinion leaders, they’re going to have to step up their game big-time.They can start by naming a new leader. When you remove the emotion, the issue of … Continue reading

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America’s need for affirmative action in the Obama era | City & State

Some time next year, the United States Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of using affirmative action programs in college admissions. While of course no one knows how the court will ultimately rule, some lawyers and pundits believe that it … Continue reading

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‘The True Spirit of Thanksgiving,’ the Oneida Nation’s Macy’s Parade Float, Captivates the Crowds – ICTMN.com

Repressed from Indian Country Today: As the Oneida Indian Nation float made its way down Broadway in New York City for this year’s 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, “Thank you for giving us Thanksgiving” was the most popular cheer heard … Continue reading

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2012 voters: The deepest racial split since ’88

Talk about voting against your economic and class interests in favor of racial fears. The unrelenting torrent of code words and innuendo about President Obama’s heritage, competence, intelligence and legitimacy to hold the nation’s highest office is giving license for … Continue reading

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Don’t dare mess with Bronx Science

  “Don’t dare mess with Bronx science“ on NYPOST.com There they go again: The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint with the federal Education Department claiming that the admissions test for the city’s specialized high schools bar black … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Honda: ‘Obama is First Asian-American President’

It’s the latest effort in “identity” politics. Well-meaning supporters wanting their community to embrace the politician with whom they feel a personal affinity claim that person as one of their own. Rep. Mike Honda, an Asian American congressman from California, … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’ Wisdom Is Timeless

This came to me in an email today. I believe it must be shared with and among those who seek racial justice and racial reconciliation in America. Something deeper than politics is dividing our nation. It’s been our political fault … Continue reading

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