Tag Archives: Jim Crow

How the Civil War Never Ended for Black America

By Sarah Anderson Hundreds of African-American men marched to the White House this past Sunday. They were not wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. They were not making the “hands up don’t shoot” gesture in honor of Michael Brown. … Continue reading

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The Clock Didn’t Start With the Riots

By Ta-Nehisi Coates About a year ago, I published “The Case for Reparations,” which I thought in many ways was incomplete. It was about housing and how wealth is built in this country and why certain people have wealth and … 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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How The Zimmerman Mindset Rigged The Justice System Against Black Men

By Judd Legum George Zimmerman killed one boy, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Although a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty, his attitude — that a young black male is an object suspicion and contempt — not only cost Martin his life … Continue reading

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Race vs. Class – The False Dichotomy

By Sherrilyn A. Ifill THE decision is in. All consideration of race in college admissions is over. No, the Supreme Court has not yet announced its decision in the landmark case of Fisher v. University of Texas; that ruling is … Continue reading

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The Return of Jim Crow for Illegal Immigrants in Nebraska

This is exactly the type of laws that Arizona’s SB 1070 has spawned in other parts of the country. This is a prime example of why every person of color in the United States should be against SB 1070. Isn’t … Continue reading

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Social justice for Latino immigrants is social justice for everyone

  I am wholeheartedly against Arizona’s SB 1070. The issue of illegal immigration has been a stewing pot way before President Barack Obama became the head chef. What I find interesting is that the term “illegal immigrant” did not exist until 1918. … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage

This is an excellent article written by Michelle Alexander for Race-Talk. Growing up in the South Bronx during the crack epidemic of the 1980’s and seeing what is going on today, I think she is on to something…. How the … Continue reading

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