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What Is Racism? Why Meanings Matter in Conversations About Racenew

Generally speaking, semantics of race falls into two categories. Those who wish that conversation about it cease, arguing that "all that is behind us," tend to define various forms of prejudice, bigotry and racism as the exact same thing—usually followed by arguing that "everyone does it" as a way to end the effort at dialogue. This may or may not be done on purpose.
Jackson Free Press  |  JFP Staff  |  07-01-2013  |  Race & Class

Paula Deen's Downfallnew

Being from 'another time' isn't an excuse to be ignorant
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Gwynedd Stuart  |  06-26-2013  |  Race & Class

Voting Rights: Who Needs ’Em?new

After the Florida debacle, you'd think the talk would be about protecting voters’ rights. You'd be wrong.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Mitch Perry  |  11-20-2012  |  Elections

Playing Indiannew

So you want to be a “Pocahottie” for Halloween? Lindsay Rainingbird hopes you might reconsider.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Lindsay Rainingbird  |  10-26-2012  |  Race & Class

The power of wordsnew

People are not "illegals," and we will not be defining them that way.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Mark Kemp  |  07-09-2012  |  Immigration

Former NOM head regrets wording of race memosnew

The former head of the National Organization for Marriage said Wednesday that she disagreed with some specific wording in the group’s controversial anti-gay marriage strategies but that she did not find the strategies themselves inappropriate.
The American Independent News Network  |  Reilly Moore  |  04-06-2012  |  Policy Issues

'Internalized Racism'new

D'Andra Orey, a political science professor who focuses on issues of race and politics, says the incidents surrounding a black college freshman's death represent what he calls internalized racism.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  04-06-2012  |  Race & Class

Hammer: King's legacy needs tendingnew

For all of our progress, Indianapolis is still a deeply segregated city. And King's spirit is alive among us, imploring us to stay on task.
NUVO  |  Steve Hammer  |  04-05-2012  |  Commentary

Sanford's Black Eyenew

As public scrutiny of the Trayvon Martin case mounts, the city of Sanford struggles with its reputation.
Orlando Weekly  |  Erin Sullivan  |  04-05-2012  |  Race & Class

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Hate-Crime Murdernew

Deryl Dedmon, a white man, will spend life in prison for the murder of James Craig Anderson, a black man, last year.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  03-22-2012  |  Crime & Justice

The Color of His Skinnew

Joe Henson was killed because he was black. Forty years later, the daughter he never met is still searching for clues about his death.
Chicago Reader  |  Steve Bogira  |  02-29-2012  |  Race & Class

American Heritage Dictionary Adds "Anchor Baby" to Latest Editionnew

The almighty definers at American Heritage don't seem to grasp the volatile nature of the term "anchor baby," a disparaging remark that aims to dehumanize the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants.
Phoenix New Times  |  Monica Alonzo  |  12-02-2011  |  Race & Class

I Can't Stop Reading Commentersnew

Calling black people animals, references to monkeys, phrases like "welcome to the jungle, baby" and "That’s how it go in da hood" are all standard comments beneath crime stories on when the perp is black. And we haven’t even gotten to the anal rape fantasies that regularly litter sexual offender and police corruption stories. So why do I read them?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  10-19-2011  |  Commentary

Divided We Fall: The Killing of James Craig Andersonnew

In the aftermath of an alleged hate crime, a community examines itself about a troubled teenage bully and a legacy of racism.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lacey McLaughlin  |  10-10-2011  |  Crime & Justice

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