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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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U.S. whites edging toward minority status

In Lake County, Ind., the minority population grew from 43 percent in 1990 to 53 percent in 2008 as the number of white children declined, the number of blacks stayed stable and the number of Hispanics increased. There are similar.....

Noose sparks more protests at UC San Diego

By Larry Gordon, Tribune newspapers A UC San Diego student admitted Friday to hanging a rope noose from a campus library bookcase in an act that triggered more protests at a school already roiled by other recent racially charged incidents....

Blacks better off during slavery?

Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, told video blogger Mike Stark of StarkReports.com on Friday that blacks are “more devastated” today than when they were enslaved because of the high rate of abortion among some blacks. Franks said slavery...

Supreme Court may rule against Chicago in firefighters case

By David G. Savage, Tribune Newspapers WASHINGTON— After skeptical questioning of a Chicago city attorney, the Supreme Court justices sounded Monday as though they will rule that the city must pay millions of dollars in damages to aspiring black firefighters...

'Just A Foot Soldier,' a Freedom Rider's story

On May 4, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington D.C. for Louisiana on a Greyhound bus to challenge segregation throughout the Deep South. After the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire bombed in Alabama—with them inside--- and they...

Waiting on the world (John Mayer) to change?

Newsweek’s Allison Samuels has written a well-argued piece on the John Mayer controversy. As a reminder, if you need one, he made numerous disparaging comments about blacks during a recent Playboy interview. Here’s a snippet of what he said about...

Trying not to raise racist kids

Having a discussion about race may be difficult among adults, but it’s even more complicated when children are involved. That’s particularly true if your goal is to rear little people who take an intelligent and nuanced approach to race. If...

The freedom ride of a lifetime...

On May 4, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington D.C. for Louisiana on a Greyhound bus to challenge segregation throughout the Deep South. After the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire bombed in Alabama—with them inside--- and they...

Obama, black leaders meet to discuss unemployment disparities

By Christi Parsons and Janet Hook As he struggles to craft a jobs bill that can win support of Republicans and Democrats, President Obama met today with a group of black leaders who want him to focus on a particular...

Changing the rule regarding two Senators per state?

The U.S. Constitution requires that each state has two Senators. But what would happen if representation were based on a state’s statistics, such as its racial or gender makeup, or income levels. This is an interesting Washington Post story that...

Politically speaking, Asian-Americans lean left

Gallup has released a new poll suggesting Asian-Americans tend to lean more Democratic when it comes to politics and are much less conservative than the general population. According to the poll of more than 4000 Asian-Americans: “Overall, 41% of Asians...

New poll: Large segment of GOP views Obama as a racist

According to a newly released poll, a large percentage of the GOP believes President Obama is a racist. (Click here to see the entire poll.) The Daily Kos Republican Poll, conducted from January 20, 2010 through January 31, 2010, wa...

The Smithsonian Channel honors Black History Month

"The Smithsonian Channel is honoring the legacy of African Americans throughout February with programming dedicated to Black History Month. Smithsonian Channel will shed light on some of the people who have helped shape our nation. "The documentary, "Soul of a...

EEOC: Workplace discrimination complaints still high

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that workplace discrimination complaints remain at historic high levels. The agency saw 93,277 such complaints in fiscal year 2009 -- the second-highest level in its history. The most frequently filed charges with the...

Poll: Americans less hopeful about Obama's impact on race relations

It’s hard to read this story and not think about Election night 2008 and the many pictures beamed around the world of people gathered in Chicago’s Grant Park. There were so many people of so many different races hugged up...

Clinton, Bush on Rush Limbaugh’s Haiti comments

On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer asked former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to respond to conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh’s outlandish comments that President Obama was pledging support to the Haitian people to score points with...

PEW study shows blacks more hopeful under Obama

According to a new national survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, blacks are optimistic under Obama. “The poll shows a whole list of ways in which black attitudes are more positive than they were prior to President Obama's...

Blagojevich: 'I'm blacker than Obama'

So is this what ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich really thinks of the black experience? He told Esquire magazine, for its February issue: "I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father...

Sen. Harry Reid and the double standard regarding race

GOP Chairman Michael Steele and other Republicans on talk shows Sunday accused Democrats of a double standard, saying they accepted Sen. Harry Reid’s apology for racial comments about President Obama, but they also should have demanded that the Nevada Senator...

Steele: GOP doesn’t need to modernize, ‘Honest Injun on that’

The word “Injun” is akin to the N-word. But apparently Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele doesn’t know that. Steele was on Sean Hannity’s Fox News the other night promoting his new book, “Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating...

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