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Who Will Stand Up To Racism and The “-isms?”

Listening to L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling talk to his ex-mistress about race made me think, “Hey Bill Clinton, here’s that conversation about race our nation never had.”  We hear a white Jewish billionaire attorney real estate mogul not only … Continue reading

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Bruce Reilly Testifies on the Historical Racism Leading to Felon Disenfranchisement

Bruce Reilly speaks to the National Voting Rights Commission during their national tour to speak to the constitutional history of Louisiana’s disenfranchisement of African Americans since emancipation.   His testimony is part of a forthcoming publication: “To Purify the Ballot: … Continue reading

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The Lowdown on Accidental Racism

The sensational buzz around country star Brad Paisley‘s song “Accidental Racist” is perfect fodder for a Twitter blurb- but is this the extent of racial analysis we can muster in America?  If someone stops reading this article at the first … Continue reading

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Is Racism Really This Blind?

UPDATE:  10 members of Congress call on the team to change their name. U.S. trademark law says that there is no commercial protection for a disparaging term or symbol.  In 1992, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed that “Redskins” … Continue reading

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Who Has The Most Racist Fans? Ask the Police…

As a kid growing up in New England, I heard the consensus that “Boston doesn’t know how to treat its Black players.”  Whether that stems from the Bill Russell era Celtics or slow integration with the Red Sox, by the … Continue reading

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Officer: “I Don’t Give a F#@K Ni**er!” (prior to the shooting)

Following a pattern of racial slurs and racial abuse by members of White Plains Police Department, the Attorney General definitively proved that they cannot indict a ham sandwich (as the old adage goes).  After 68 year old Marine Kenneth Chamberlain … Continue reading

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“Racism” returns to America. Where Did It Go?

If the public issues of racism are back, and surprisingly to some, then this means racism must have gone somewhere, right?  It is important to remember that many of us are very segregated in our lives, particularly by class.  Racism … Continue reading

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Can We Take The Civil RIghts Era OFF The Postage Stamps?

Stamps are reserved for history, for settled matters.  You know Malcolm X has been officially stationed when he appeared on your stationary.  But that troubled era appears more revisited with every passing day.  Millions of people waited in prayers and … Continue reading

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A Report on Torture and Racism in Pennsylvania Prison

The Human Rights Coalition of Pennsylvania is poised to release a scathing report regarding the use of torture in a state penitentiary.  They are calling upon activists and citizens to speak out against likely retaliation directed upon the prisoners who … Continue reading

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