Race Nation

By De'Andre Salter | An intelligent look at race relations, the truth about equality and the proverbial elephant in the room.

Harvard study: Prison sentences vary on race and gender

American Legion: Give funding for canceled parade to veterans<p>03:44<p>The Crisis in Turkey: How it could affect the global economy<p>08:30<p>'Omarosa Manigault …

In Donald Trump era, a GOP leader looks to recast his party's image with black voters

WASHINGTON – At an elite gathering of Republicans in the resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming this month, Rep. Mark Walker gave a speech urging the party to do more to reach out to African-Americans, Hispanics and other people of color.<p>At the forum attended by influential conservatives such as …

Black Voters

Jewish Day Schools Know How To Talk About Yesterday’s Civil Rights Movement. Why Can’t They Face Today’s Racial Injustices?

Each year around Martin Luther King Day, my Jewish high school on the Upper West Side would gather for an assembly marking our community’s namesake. …

Trump Speechwriter Fired After He's Linked To White Nationalist Event

Darren Beattie insists he said "nothing objectionable" at the Mencken Club conference.<p>A White House speechwriter for President Donald Trump was fired last week following media inquiries about his appearance at a conference featuring prominent white nationalists.<p>Darren Beattie was terminated after …

Donald Trump

'Passing for white': how a taboo film genre is being revived to expose racial privilege

Hollywood once loved films about passing. The genre was popular in the 1940s and 50s, when segregation was rife and the “one-drop rule” – which deemed anybody with even a trace of African ancestry to be black – prevailed. Box-office hits included Elia Kazan’s Pinky (1949) and George Sidney’s …

African-American News

While obsessing over 'endangered' white people, mainstream media helps normalize white supremacy

America is less white than it was and, if demographic trends continue the way they do, it will likely never be quite so white again. But, currently, …

Mainstream Media

Exclusive: Is a senior Air Force general using his power to spread far-right Christian nationalism?

<b>(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Brig. Gen. John Teichert faces charges he has used his rank and authority to spread extremist, anti-American views<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>August 19, 2018 4:10pm (UTC)<p>On July 18, Air Force Brig. Gen. John Teichert assumed command of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base. …

Religion

How to walk as a Christian while not losing racial identity

I grew up in Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement. As a child, after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, I watched his funeral procession through the streets of downtown. And I remember the race riots that erupted all over the country as a result of his assassination.<p>Years later, I marched …

Civil Rights

My dad's struggle to do the right thing in racially charged Birmingham

<i>ComebackTown is published by David Sher to create a more prosperous metro Birmingham.</i><p><i>David Sher is Co-Founder of AmSher Compassionate Collections and</i> …

Civil Rights

U.S. ‘Missionary’ Arrested in Uganda After Racist Assault at Hotel

A U.S. man claiming to be a missionary was arrested in Uganda after repeatedly assaulting and berating a hotel staff member in the name of …

Filmmaking

For Fancy Racists, Classical Liberalism Offers Respect, Intrigue

A new, old idea is bubbling up at the nation's cocktail parties.<p>The world would not be quite so riven with death and destruction if America’s political elite had better taste in music. Classic rock, for instance, is a fraud. It never existed. Jimmy Page never turned to Robert Plant and said, “Hey, …

Paul Ryan

New Jersey school board candidate called Black people ‘animals’ and ‘useless wastes of life’

Richard Jankowski made all the Facebook posts public, so anyone could read them.<p>A New Jersey school board candidate often made racist comments on …

School Administration

University of Arizona official resigns, claims she was subjected to racist comments

UA Presents Director of Programming Candace Feldman's recent resignation follows her filing discrimination charges in May with state and federal …

Rights & Freedoms

Black Business Ownership Has Jumped By 400 Percent

Getty Images<p>A recent survey has found that black business ownership has skyrocketed over 400 percent in one year. According to a survey conducted by …

Small Business

Voter suppression: Officials in Georgia county try to shut down Black voting sites

The board of elections for a rural Georgia county that is mostly Black is proposing to close most of the county’s polling locations ahead of the …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Georgia officer resigns after dragging 65-year-old black woman from car

Women of Color

Aretha Franklin’s Regal Rebellion Against Racism

The late Queen of Soul was “a Black woman with no qualms about projecting that Blackness to the world in all of its nuanced beauty,” writes Stereo …

Aretha Franklin

Bombed by the K.K.K. A Friend of Rosa Parks. At 90, This White Pastor Is Still Fighting.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Rev. Robert S. Graetz was virtually alone among Montgomery’s white ministers in supporting the bus boycott that helped galvanize the civil rights movement.<p>That’s when the bombings began.<p>As the white pastor at an all-black Lutheran church in Alabama in the 1950s, Mr. Graetz …

Black History

Calling the police on minorities could become a hate crime if New York bill passes

New York state Sen. Jesse Hamilton has proposed a bill that would make calling the police on a law-abiding minority a potential hate crime, Patch reported.<p>Last week, a supporter of President Donald Trump called the police on Hamilton, who was handing out anti-Trump materials in his district.<p>“That’s …

Black Americans are still victims of hate crimes more than any other group

James Byrd Jr., who was dragged to death in Texas 20 years ago, became one of the namesakes for a 2009 federal law expanding hate crime legislation. …

Rights & Freedoms

Basketball Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says the National Anthem Is Like the Songs Slaves Were Forced to Sing

Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, former Los Angeles Lakers star, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, likened the national anthem to songs slaves used to sing …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

'If a White Person Said That': The False Equivalency of Reverse Racism

I was abused as a child.<p>It only happened once, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I was asleep when she attacked me, but I knew it felt wrong. …

Jokes

Young white supremacists are feeling the effects of their very public racism

After last weekend's rally, things go from bad to worse for white supremacist leaders.<p>Just when you thought the recent fortunes of young American …

Rights & Freedoms

96th Session Commitee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Thursday, 16 August 2018<p>All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)<p>04:00 am<p>10:00 (CEST) 2661st Meeting 96th Session Committee on Elimination of …

Black women now lead police forces in two of America's whitest cities, Seattle and Portland

Seattle, like Portland, now has a black female chief of police. Danielle Outlaw, 41, a former Oakland police commander, has been the Portland Police Bureau’s chief about 10 months, while Carmen Best, 53, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department, was sworn in this week.<p>Both appointments …

Women of Color

Charlottesville belies racism's deep roots in the North

A southern city has now become synonymous with the ongoing scourge of racism in the United States.<p>A year ago, white supremacists rallied to “Unite …

Civil Rights

Survey Finds Black Business Ownership in the U.S. Jumped 400% in One Year

African American business owners are on the rise. According to the Minority 2018 Small Business Trends survey, the number of black-owned small …

Soledad O'Brien Snaps at CNN for Calling Out WH Lack of Diversity While Their Newsroom Is Also Lacking

Journalist <b>Soledad O’Brien</b> isn’t just worried about the number of Blacks on <b>President Donald Trump</b>‘s senior White House staff, she’s also concerned …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert explains ‘extraordinary’ steps he took to get a diverse staff

Simply saying you want a diverse staff is not enough to get you one. Just ask <i>Late Show</i> host Stephen Colbert. In an interview with Sopan Deb for …

Stephen Colbert