Posts Tagged ‘racism’

President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Holder: Secure Justice for Mike Brown

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Wonder What America’s Donald Sterlings – the Minis & the Maxis – Are Thinking Right Now?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

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“Race Determines Everything in the Criminal Justice System”

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

From the July 16 Anderson Cooper CNN 360 show: Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, who was not part of Zimmerman’s legal team, said “race determines everything in the criminal justice system.” “Nobody thinks of themselves as a racist, and I’m not accusing anybody of being a racist. What I’m saying is race is the prism through which people see things,” Geragos said.


Norway: A Firsthand Account of the Massacre in Utøya

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I headline hunt, using the mainstream news media for breaking news. So, if CNN or the NY Times or ABC, as examples, report a BNE, I go to the local news organization reporting the story. So, I can be “envious” of my students who read Spanish and French and, for the Utøya Massacre, Norwegian.

However, subscribing to GlobalVoices helps compensate for my ignorance. Norway: A Firsthand Account of the Massacre in Utøya – by  Solana Larsen (more…)

The Public Discourse Deserves Better Than Steve King

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

By Michael Fauntroy, Huntington Post
Professor, Author, Columnist, Commentator at

*Posted: June 14, 2010 11:01 P.M. — I have heard a number of false allegations leveled against President Barack Obama – socialist, communist, illegal immigrant, terrorist sympathizer, etc. Iowa Congressman Steve King (R-Limbaugh/Coulter/Palin) took things to a new level when he said on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show that “the President has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race – on the side that favors the black person.”

Read entire column here.

*Yes, June 14 is a long time ago but it’s been a busy summer for other matters and this writer is playing catchup.

New York Times Headline for June 15 Opinion Article by Brent Staples: Even Now, There’s Risk in ‘Driving While Black’

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Regarding America’s racial landscape, I believe there are risks at all levels of social interactions, thus, I would like to add the following for consideration of could-have-been headlines (or could-have-been sub-headlines) regarding Staple’s article: Walking While Black, Bicycling While Black, Working While Black, and, of course, two that hold significance for me and all my students, Learning While Black and Teaching While Black.