Tag: racism

I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

| April 18, 2014

We’ve heard folks from “different” cultures say they’re tired of black folks being so easily offended. Well, if someone steps on your toe, of course it’s easy for someone on the sidelines to say, “I don’t get it. It doesn’t hurt me.” The nation has come a long way in some regards when talking about […]

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Racism aimed at Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Racism aimed at Syrian refugees in Lebanon

| April 14, 2014

The U.S. isn’t the only place infected with the virus of racism. Racists come in all sizes and colors and in many places. Anti-Syrian hostility in Lebanon spawns social media backlash By Faisal Irshaid BBC Monitoring Lebanese activist: “If my country can’t be self-sufficient, the fault lies with the authorities. It shouldn’t blame its failures […]

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‘White Like Me:’ Race, racism , white privilege in America

| April 6, 2014

Free community film screening, conversation on landmark film FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul is scheduled to present the film “White Like Me,” during a special viewing and discussion session, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the Pontiac Branch Library, 2115 S. Hanna St. “White Like Me,” based on the work of acclaimed […]

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Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

| April 2, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: What do you call someone who believes white shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against black people. Answer: Rand Paul. That answer, of course, came from the Kentucky Republican senator’s own lips during his 2010 campaign for the office when […]

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Ronald Reagan’s racially tinged stump speeches | The Raw Story

| February 28, 2014

Ronald Reagan’s racially tinged stump speeches By Moyers & Company In Dog Whistle Politics, author and legal scholar Ian Haney López describes how politicians use subtle, racially coded messages — “dog whistles” — to manipulate Americans in the voting booth. One early example, Haney López says, is a story Ronald Reagan told on the campaign trail […]

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Moving the race conversation forward

Moving the race conversation forward

| February 19, 2014

George Zimmerman. Paula Deen. And, more recently, Seattle Seahawks star defensive back Richard Sherman. Just the mention of their name ignites a passionate discussion about race.

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Racism costs U.S. billions every year

Racism costs U.S. billions every year

| December 9, 2013

Closing the income gap between whites and minorities would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Altarum Institute.

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Detroit: Not about race, but about race

Detroit: Not about race, but about race

| November 23, 2013

LET’S DO BETTER Detroit elected a new mayor several weeks ago. He is 55-year-old Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and Detroit Medical Center chief executive. He moved to Detroit, from Livonia, Mich., a year ago, to run for the job, but at that time a residency issue forced him to withdraw from the race. He […]

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