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The Ghost of Cornel West

By Michael Eric Dyson View image | gettyimages.com Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned” is the best-known line from William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal … Continue reading

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Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

By Sari Horwitz African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. … Continue reading

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Are Americans Really Champions of Racial Equality?

By Maribel Morey In his speech at Selma last month, President Barack Obama highlighted the inconsistencies between America’s egalitarian ideals and its history of racial discrimination. He stressed, though, that Americans have sought to correct their behavior to conform to … Continue reading

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Harry Siegel: Black lives and hard facts

By Harry Siegel Black lives matter. Obvious as that should be, it’s needed saying. And saying it and hearing it said has been cathartic. Because too often, the choices Americans have made — and those of the leaders they elect … Continue reading

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GOP Hates Obama More Than a Nuclear Iran

By Leslie H. Gelb That letter to Iranian leaders from 47 Republican senators could well destroy critical bipartisanship in U.S. foreign policy for years to come and treacherously undermine the bargaining power of the person constitutionally authorized to conduct American … Continue reading

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The left’s racial dilemma: President Obama, Michelle Alexander & the nature of change

By Elias Isquith Earlier this month, I attended a speaking event at Union Theological Seminary, the beautiful and nearly 180-year-old divinity school found on New York’s Upper West Side. The event was part of Union’s “Women of Spirit Lecture” series, … Continue reading

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President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches

In my opinion this speech surpasses President Obama’s remarks on race made in Philadelphia in 2008. I wished I had been able to watch our President’s remarks at the Edmund Pettus bridge yesterday.  If you are like me and missed … Continue reading

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Eric Holder: ‘racial animus’ drives some opponents of Obama administration

By Ed Pilkington Eric Holder, the US attorney general, has accused some of the Obama administration’s conservative opponents of being motivated by “racial animus”, suggesting that both he and President Obama are treated differently because they are black. In unusually … Continue reading

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Obama called the N-word in headline

By Kevin Fasick and Laura Italiano #135587776 / gettyimages.com The WHAT in the White House? Well-heeled West Villagers will be in for a rude surprise when they open the latest copy of their local newspaper and see the headline, “The … Continue reading

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A more liberal America will emerge, but it isn’t going to happen overnight

By Michael Cohen   Oh to be a liberal in America today. In New York City, a Democrat has finally been elected mayor after a 24-year absence from City Hall – and he’s a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. Gay marriage is legal … Continue reading

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