Race and politics
What we are observing now in Brazil is a definite return of the right at the political helm.
One of the "great" things about polarized, identity politics is that each side excels in bringing out the shadow side of the other. And ... at the same time refuses to face its own shadow because that would be giving ammunition to the enemy.
Race was the unspeakable factor in the presidential election -- in contrast to 2008 when it was on everyone's mind and on display. That does not mean it has disappeared.
Left of Black host and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black studios by Eduardo Bonilla Silva, author of the now classic Racism without Racists.
For a people who were barely recognized as full citizens with equal rights under the laws of the country they helped to build, it is a victory, whether you are Obama supporter Reverend Al Sharpton or Romney advocate Herman Cain, that a black man now assumes the highest office in the land
The important truth is that a significant minority is almost always going to hate whomever is president. And before we get nostalgic, it happened to Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR, too.
A year after the nation's first African-American President took office, "post racial" hasn't panned out. Though Barack Obama eschews ethnic tags, they're front row, center in the national debate.
Let's call a spade a spade. Our friend, Bill Clinton, has a race problem. Am I saying he's a racist? No. But he has repeatedly proven that he has no qualms appealing to racial divisions for political gain.
Within minutes of the announcement of the decision, the Republican National Committee had blasted out to reporters a summary
As she faces a host of hostile questions in her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor should remember one thing: it is not she who will be on trial, but the Republican Party.