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Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not the official spokesmen for Black people

I don’t think people realize how insulting it is that people think every Black person looks to these two for guidance and talking points. Imagine if we said that Bill…

Dear White People: Race still matters — even in Ferguson

In the past few weeks I have come across a lot of posts in my Facebook feed about Ferguson and race that I have found highly troubling. Themes of these…

Don’t reduce black protesters in Ferguson to stereotypes

My mind has been in a state of perpetual overload with the craziness that is Ferguson, Mo. This frenetic week has been filled with cable television shouting matches and…

How Congress failed America’s refugees this week

On Thursday, Congress voted on a Republican-led bill in the House and a Democrat-led bill in the Senate, both of which addressed emergency supplemental funding for the unaccompanied immigrant minors…

Snubbing of Dodai Stewart demonstrates Gawker’s lack of concern for legitimacy

Last week, anonymous Jezebel writers went to Capital Magazine to lament the fact that Gawker Media head Nick Denton passed over Dodai Stewart for the position of editor-in-chief. Stewart, who…

Talk radio lashes out at TNR, ignores reality of Wisconsin’s toxic racial politics

Last week a New Republic article called "The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker" caused a race-based fervor that reached far beyond Madison. But the local has been swift and dismissive…

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