Bernie Sanders Is Right, America Was Founded On ‘Racist Principles’

Senator Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop at right-wing evangelical Christian Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia after which he made a statement that will anger a lot of conservatives. The fact that a Democratic presidential candidate would even appear at a private school that is to the right of Fox News when it comes to […]

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Confirms Republicans are Trying to Disenfranchise African-Americans

Back in 2013, the Supreme Court proved how out of touch it can be when it issued a ruling striking down a key provision in the Voting Rights Act that required several states (mostly in the South) with a history of racism and discrimination to get federal approval before changing election laws. Obviously these laws […]

Conservative Dennis Prager Asks ‘Who’s Racist?’ and Fails

Conservative pundit Dennis Prager is probably the whitest person I’ve ever seen. That doesn’t make him a racist, but it certainly doesn’t give him authority to take over a conversation defining racism. And given his arguments about voting restrictions and Herman Cain (among others), it’s safe to say that Prager trying to pin racism on […]

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Frozen in Carbonite

As most of us were told in school, fifty years ago a great man made a great speech in front of a bunch of people. And then Black people everywhere were saved and racism ended (or this is the impression we got). Many of us received some variation of that abbreviated lesson early on in […]

Colin Powell Calls Out Republicans, Tells Them What They Really Don’t Want to Hear

Since the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act, Republican legislatures across the country have nearly fallen over themselves trying to pass new, much more restrictive, voting laws which clearly seek to suppress the vote of those who often don’t vote for Republicans. Which makes sense.  We’ve literally not had one single […]

North Carolina Republicans Respect the Constitution Like 16 Year Olds Respect Their Parents

In June, the Supreme Court invalidated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which paved the way for states to move forward with strict new voting laws. The case I’m referring to is Shelby County v. Holder. Many states with Republican controlled legislatures and Republican governors, including North Carolina, did just that. They swiftly began […]

Grand Wizard David Duke and Today’s GOP — The Similarities are Startling

From the 1970’s to the 1990’s, David Duke, a prominent member of the Ku Klux Klan and barely unsuccessful Southern politician who ran for governor, US senator, and president in the early 90s, made many attempts to demystify and destigmatize uber-racism. He changed the name of the Grand Wizard position he held to “National Director,” […]

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week for Racial Justice

This has been a horrible, no-good, very bad week for race relations in the US. Actually, no. If you’re White and you prefer to be privileged and on top while your neighbor of a different race suffers, then it’s not a bad week for race relations. The wall between Black and Brown people and White […]

The Voting Rights Act Isn’t Dead… It’s Just Temporarily Out of Service

This morning, in a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court struck down Section Four of the Voting Rights Act. The Court made clear that: “Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only […]

What the Supreme Court’s Decision Says About Our Voting Rights and the 2014 Elections

There’s been mass hysteria in the liberal and civil rights communities over the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act—and rightfully so on some levels. It does signal an uncertainty toward our right to vote.  Whenever there’s talk of possibly giving some the right to infringe on our voting […]