Tag: racism

Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

| August 27, 2014

(GIN)–Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred. The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the […]

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Our continuing conversation on race

Our continuing conversation on race

| June 4, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels       NNPA Columnist Donald Sterling, the disgraced San Diego Clippers owner (thus far), is like the proverbial bad penny: he won’t go away. He’s still trying to whistle the “I’m-not-a-racist” ditty to anyone who’ll listen. His attempts to obscure the obvious have produced two important results. First, of course, […]

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NH official urged to resign for using racial slur to describe Obama

NH official urged to resign for using racial slur to describe Obama

| May 16, 2014

Wake up, America! There are those who have a problem with President Obama because of his policies—even some black folks. Those people, however, have no problem engaging in point by point debates and even conceding that sometimes they do agree with the president. But, there are a significant number of people in this country who […]

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The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

| May 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Why would a white racist have sex with a person of color? That’s the question that few people in the media want to raise, let alone address. But it is an age-old contradiction not limited to Donald Sterling, the hate spewing soon-to-be former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. […]

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News flash: Race still touch subject in U.S.

News flash: Race still touch subject in U.S.

| May 12, 2014

Poet and visionary musician Gil Scott-Heron once said, sarcastically, America leads the world in shock. He was commenting on how the nation routinely acts shocked when embarrassing facts about the us become public and how folks quickly say things like, “I can’t believe that actually happened.” Brother Scott-Heron was making that point that a lot […]

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‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

| May 6, 2014

By Chasiti Falls It seems like every one the past week is disappointed and astonished that two men have recently been exposed to the world on how they feel about minorities. One can call me whatever they would like, but I am not shocked, bothered or emotionally altered by these comments. I live in America […]

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Former NYPD cop charged with hate crime after video surfaces

Former NYPD cop charged with hate crime after video surfaces

| May 4, 2014

Black folks for years have been shouted down when they’ve complained that police departments have harbored virulent and active racists. We wonder how many of Mr. Setiawan’s colleagues knew of his sentiments when he was serving on the department. Furthermore, we wonder how many of them had concerns and, of those, we wonder how many […]

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L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

| May 1, 2014

In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]

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