The election of a black President induced Republicans to throw gasoline on the racist kindling they've nurtured for decades. When democrats became the party of equal rights for blacks in the mid-sixties, racists sought a new home. They found it with Republicans.
This was carefully designed to yank the albatross of race off the Tea Party and the GOP's back. But, that hardly meant that race was off the GOP table as a major political weapon in the GOP's political attack arsenal.
In 2010, the Washington Post featured an NAACP-backed report that accused certain white nationalist groups of attempting
Some Tea Party groups have been criticized for racial insensitivity, following events in which demonstrators toted signs
"I have heard our side of the aisle called racist and xenophobic, I am tired of it," Missouri Rep. Wanda Brown (R-Lincoln
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) notified the Capitol Police Thursday after receiving threatening phone calls, after a video of
Obama's grasp of issues and his management style alone would have been deemed outstanding by any measure if he were a white man rather than black and any assertion to the contrary is disingenuous to say the least.
"They want to bring it back into the United States and create jobs here in Iowa, all across the country," Bachmann said while
The history of lynching should not be abused and belittled by politicians in hyperbolic fashion to make a much smaller point. Even if, or perhaps especially if, the politician in question is black.
It's exhausting to feel like the spokeswoman for your race. Sometimes I have the energy to do it, other times I don't want to be bothered. Many times I think: Why? Why do I have to answer this?
Florida GOP Congressman Allen West, in his trademark shoot-from-the-lip style, made brief news recently when he dredged out the worn term" plantationism" to describe the alleged relationship between blacks and Democrats.
We have been both astonished and frustrated over the years by the isolationist cast of much commentary about the black experience in the United States and racism more generally as an international, rather than national phenomenon.
In a Web exclusive interview from the new "Countdown With Keith Olbermann," Janeane Garofalo discusses everything from the
One of the worst things about the racist charge is that too often, it's a distraction. A sideshow. In constructing their hyped up news segments, the mainstream TV shows miss the actual story.
Interestingly, "Tea Party Nationalism" debunks a frequent claim that there is a link between unemployment levels and Tea
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He hosts a nationally broadcast political affairs radio talk show
Despite some private grousing that Obama hasn't said and done enough on black concerns, African Americans will still back his reelection bid by off the chart margins.
Sharron Murphy, one of the members of the group, explained to the Post and Courier that they were compensated for their time
NAACP leaders have a message for the members of the tea party movement: We're watching you. Read more on The Washington Post
The Democratic Party tried to invalidate Crenshaw's nominating petitions by way of a technicality--which has come back to