Republicans have been getting a free ride on racism for much too long, and it's in the interest of all people to stop it.
The scandal that broke last week over U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghanis is not simply a case of a few "bad apples," or "bad management" up the chain of command.
Forty-eight years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be furious.
"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"
President Barack Obama sent a clear and welcome message this week when he made the recess appointments.
While he claims to support personal liberty, many of his policy positions would do little to help the liberty of ethnic or sexual minorities.
With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.
Affirmative action has received an important boost from the Obama administration.
Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.
Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.