Posts Tagged ‘civil rights’

It’s caused a little bit of a stir as a rallying cry for the Netroots, and rightfully so. King has assembled massively damning instances of Republican hypocrisy and mendacity. Emily Hauser is on the case: King’s open letter is stunning for a variety of reasons, only starting with the sheer amount of labor that went […]


There has been an interesting understory in the news this week. It especially disappointing that it remains an understory, because in the face of exploiting another religious figure speaking about race bombastically, this story on black children adopted by white parents provides the perfect opportunity to have a meaningful discussion on race. It is literally […]


While I don’t agree with everything in it, there is a fascinating article posted on the Root today about the politics of rap music. In the article, which is actually an excerpt from his new book All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, John McWhorter takes on primarily “underground” rap (you know, […]