What is behind "Stars and Bars," Calhoun Streets and Robert E. Lee statues-lynchings and mass incarceration, police bullying and murder of African Americans.
While there is nothing essentially wrong with adopting another culture, Dolezal's deception presents some real social dangers that affect African-American communities.
All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.
On June 21, hip-hop artist Fiasco delivered a thoughtful reflection on the bankruptcy and futile nature of white supremacy in human society.
Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.
The propertied classes promoted the racist concept of white superiority to rationalize enslavement of people kidnapped from Africa, whose labor was the basis for the American economy.
It is a matter of recognizing and struggling against racism in all of its various forms, particularly its institutional features.
Jon Stewart describes the murders at South Carolina's Emanuel Church as terrorism plain and simple.
At its base "white skin privilege" tells white working folks that they do actually benefit from racism.
For far too long there has been such racial dissension and oppression in this country.