Tag: racism

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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Fallout over ‘patriot’ Cliven Bundy’s remarks could have far reaching impact

Fallout over ‘patriot’ Cliven Bundy’s remarks could have far reaching impact

| April 25, 2014

Again, we encourage you to follow this story because we believe Bundy has a lot of supporters among people some of you consider “friends.” And, again, we don’t believe his supporters are surprised about his views. You mean to tell us that the nation’s top provider of “fair news” didn’t look into this man’s background […]

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‘White Like Me’ film, discussion reveals need for understanding, work in America

‘White Like Me’ film, discussion reveals need for understanding, work in America

| April 23, 2014

By Chasisti Falls Special to Frost Illustrated Thanks to Frost Illustrated being so informative, I had the pleasure of attending the “White Like Me” by Tim Wise Community Film Screening and Discussion that was held at the Indiana University South Bend Campus. The event was held April 12, simultaneously in Fort Wayne, South Bend and […]

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Do certain areas attract hate groups?

Do certain areas attract hate groups?

| April 22, 2014

We seen it in various areas, especially in some western areas during recent years—folks have developed enclaves of those who hate based on race. Some people even have gone as far to try to bring back charters requiring towns to be all white.  But, is it the fault of the people living there or is […]

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