Opinion

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The tea party movement’s backward march

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.

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One family’s “American Violet” experience

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.

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How the Greensboro sit-in ignited a social revolution

For us black high school students in the 1950s, it seemed like black people were always the victims. Greensboro was different.

 

 

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Setting the record straight for Emmett Till

A review of "Simeon's Story, An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" and an interview with the author, Simeon Wright.

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Racism and counter-revolution: Cuba and Haiti

U.S. media reports have cast Haitian earthquake survivors as potentially violent. Like Afro-Cuban rebels before them, they were scorned.

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‘District 9’ — profoundly racist

What D. W. Griffiths did to U.S. history in his technically magnificent but thematically racist "Birth of a Nation," Neill Blomkamp does to Africa in the profoundly racist "District 9."

Detroit is Haiti: unforgivably Black

Time Magazine has decided to zero in on Detroit; here's a reaction from one lifelong Detroiter.

Jim Crow revived in cyberspace

Opinion Astonishingly, and sadly, four decades after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Birmingham, we must ask again, “Do African Americans have the unimpeded right to vote in the United States?”

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