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By Chauncey DeVega The idea of “whiteness” as a strict racial category superior to others is an invention of Europeans, who needed to legitimate and normalize a system of white on black chattel slavery, global empire, and colonialism as being … Continue reading
By Alex Henderson To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, and millions of people don’t even … Continue reading
By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, James West, based on research by Ted Miller It was a mild, crystal clear desert evening on November 15, 2004, when Jennifer Longdon and her fiance, David Rueckert, closed up his martial-arts studio … Continue reading
By Suede Jury Damn. My dad loved a lot of music. Thanks to him, all my Sundays still feel like George Benson’s “Breezin” or “Astral Weeks” by Van Morrison. He wouldn’t make a good party DJ though; his mix game … Continue reading
By Annie-Rose Strasser On Friday, President Obama gave a personal, emotional speech about the killing on Trayvon Martin, in which he spoke extensively on the broader issue of race in the United States. Obama addressed the experiences of racial profiling that … Continue reading
Karen Armstrong presents her thoughts on improving our lives & society by utilizing the Golden Rule.
By Lawrence Davidson In 2008, Rick Shenkman, the Editor-in-Chief of the History News Network, published a book entitled Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth about the American Voter. In it he demonstrated, among other things, that most Americans … Continue reading