The 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, which took place this past weekend, showed the nation two things: the right-wing fringe, while still small, has become more activist and, secondly, it has become even more extreme. It was more than tinged with fascist ideology. The conference embraced it.
All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.
The Nashville tea party convention was an orgy of racist hate, aiming to bring down Barack Obama and take our country back to the policies of Reagan, Bush or worse.
When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.
For us black high school students in the 1950s, it seemed like black people were always the victims. Greensboro was different.