Category: Racism

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Lyle Denniston: Race Bias in Voting: The Next Round

Analysis Federal judges seem to agree that racial discrimination among voters has not yet ended in America. But they don’t agree on where — in what states — it is still a problem. And on that disagreement may hang the constitutional fate of the most successful civil rights law in U.S. history, the 1965 Voting Rights Read more…

Mark Perryman: Race to the Line

United on the Mexico podium by their fierce opposition to racism, Tommie Smith, Peter Norman and John Carlos used the medal ceremony for what has become an iconic moment of public protest. Its durability as an image of anti-racism in sport and beyond is testament to the global platform the Olympics provided. Even before satellite Read more…

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Ron Daniels: Reasserting the Vision/Mission of “Black Nationalism”

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is in the process of convening Town Hall Meetings in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Baltimore on the devastating effects of the "War on Drugs" on Black America and gearing up for State of the Black World Conference III (SOBWC) at Howard University in D.C. in November after Read more…

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Robert Fisk: Arab Spring Has Washed The Region’s Appalling Racism Out Of The News

Arab Spring Has Washed The Region's Appalling Racism Out Of The News How many tracts, books, documentaries, speeches and doctoral theses have been written and produced about Islamophobia? How many denunciations have been made against the Sarkozys and the Le Pens and the Wilders for their anti-immigration (for which, read largely anti-Muslim) policies or – Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chatting With Chomsky

Laura Flanders talks with MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky, to discuss his latest publication, OCCUPY, OWS, anarchism, racism, corporate power and the potential for a cooperative alternative. Recorded 4/24/12 for Free Speech TV 

Mark Lewis Taylor: Occupy the Justice Department

Trayvon Martin and Mumia Abu-Jamal. One is dead. One languished on death row for thirty years. They are separated in age by a generation, separated by different locations and different life-histories, but their stories of being under surveillance, watched and shot, intersect strikingly with each other, and with many other people. Both Trayvon and Mumia Read more…

Tony Mckenna: Method in the Madness: The Political Psyche of Anders Berhing Breivik

In the aftermath of the Norwegian atrocity one question was posed over and over – was Anders Breivik mentally ill? A good few people have claimed that he was. In a way this was inevitable; after all – the event, its sheer depth of horror, provides a stumbling block to our reason – we find it hard Read more…

Concerned members of The Collective: A Collective Response to “To Be Anti-Racist Is To Be Feminist: The Hoodie and the Hijab Are Not Equals”

The Feminist Wire supports our writers’ prerogative to take unpopular positions on important matters. However, from time to time, members of the Collective will not agree with an individual writer’s posture. The recent article, “To Be Anti-Racist Is To Be Feminist: The Hoodie and the Hijab Are Not Equals“ has sparked quite a bit of debate, most notably Read more…

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Dave Zirin: 25 Years Since Al Campanis Shocked Baseball: What’s Changed and What’s Stayed The Same

On April 6th 1987, all eyes in the world of sports were supposed to be on the fight to end all fights: Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. “Sugar” Ray Leonard. In this pre-internet era, ABC's award-winning news program Nightline with Ted Koppel was devoting their broadcast to that epic long-awaited encounter but first they needed to Read more…

Haley Swenson: Taking on Hate at Ohio State

THE CAMPUS of Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus erupted with anti-racist actions following two hate crimes that occurred after a "hoodies and headscarves" rally to mourn the racially motivated murders of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi. On the evening of Wednesday, April 3, around 200 students, staff and community members gathered on campus for Read more…

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