Category Archives: race relations

In Trayvon Martin case, news media need to examine their own role

Last spring, the Association of News Editors (ASNE) announced that the percentage of minority news employees at American newspapers and news websites had declined for the third consecutive year, even as the overall percentage of non-white Americans continued to rise rapidly. It … Continue reading

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Ever wonder who you’ve missed meeting in life?

Consider this: How many times a day do you pass other people and act as if they are invisible? Never, you say. Really?  How about that homeless man, sitting silently on the street, perhaps shaking a cup? Or the tough-looking kid, … Continue reading

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When will we all be asked to carry identity papers?

This post appeared first on CommonDreams.org Once again, what we don’t know about the erosion of rights in this country can be as bad as what we do know. While Americans debate and litigate the Arizona law authorizing search and … Continue reading

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Liberals should end their lethargy, fight against spread of bigotry

There is a great deal of hatred and bigotry in this country, but it does not define the country. The daily experience of most Americans is not a bitter experience and for all of our problems we are in a … Continue reading

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Instant news and the sad saga of Shirley Sherrod

I’ve been traveling so I’m just now fully focusing on the tawdry tale of Shirley Sherrod’s firing for utterly fabricated reasons. That right-wing bloggers would totally twist and distort the words of someone, particularly a black public official, to score … Continue reading

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Let's not be too quick to embrace that 'post-racial' society

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Listen to Tim Wise and the dangers of  liberal America’s love affair with the concept of “post-racial color blindness” become imminently clear. “Color blindness allows us to rationalize disparity,” Wise, a prominent author and speaker on … Continue reading

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