Opinion

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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Justice for black farmers has May 11 deadline

The 180-day period for monetary claims by Black farmers against the USDA expires this week.

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Fighting racism: a must for victory in November

The political terrain is treacherous and corporate money is flooding into right-wing Super PACS waging a racist, scorched earth policy against President Barack Obama.

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We are all Trayvon Martin

We are all Trayvon Martin, even those of us who have never been trapped alone on a dark street on the thin line between life and death.

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The new assault on affirmative action

Readers may be unaware that Communist trade unionists were pioneers in developing practical programs to integrate minorities and women into employment.

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Disney uses black Princess Tiana character to sell watermelon candy

And not only was Princess Tiana used to sell the Valentine treat. Alongside her a white Sleeping Beauty is used to sell vanilla candy.

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“The New Jim Crow” is must-read for social justice movement

Much like James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" or Michael Harrington's "The Other America," Alexander's book is a wakeup call to this nation.

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Will Supreme Court deliver death knell to campus diversity?

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could mean the death knell for racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses.

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Movies you might have missed: "The Intruder"

A 30-year-old William Shatner presents a  convincing composite of a hatemonger: the consummate con man, full of easy charm and courtly manners that he uses to ingratiate himself with unsuspecting locals

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