Tag Archives: Race

Poll: Nearly half of Mississippi Republicans would outlaw interracial marriage

Mississippi first etched itself into my psyche as a focal point of the American Civil Rights Movement, in which racist whites fought long and hard to thwart progress, seemingly denying the outcome of the American Civil War; terrorizing, murdering and blocking any and all effort to drag it, scratching and clawing into compliance with national law, including America’s founding documents. Continue reading

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Steele to Ried: “Step Down”

I don’t contend that I approve of Reid’s comments. I do know that his record shows no sign of racism. If a prominent African American has made them, I doubt that there’d be much said about it. Continue reading

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CSPAN: Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union” 2009

Yesterday I saw part of C-SPAN’s coverage of radio and TV personality Tavis Smiley’s panel discussion on the “State of the Black Union,” and it id didn’t disappoint. Featuring a well-selected panel of experts, the exchange was spirited and detailed. Continue reading

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