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Fisher Case Justices, Will You Reinforce the False Promises of the Past or Help Expand Opportunity for All?

In the Nation that we so desperately want to invent, it would be impossible to predict with any reasonable degree of accuracy the life chances of two new born babies—one of European ancestry; one of African ancestry.  In that country, every citizen has an equal opportunity to strive, to achieve, and to grow. There are […]

by HUE, LLC Calling all foreign policy wonks! HUE, a progressive consultancy committed to amplifying the voices, opinions, and experiences of people of color, invites you to take to Twitter and livetweet the next Presidential Debate with us October 22 at 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST using the #HUEDebate hashtag. On Monday, October 22, 2012, President Barack Obama and Governor […]

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Why Progressive People Should Give Money To Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign To Get This Bigot Out Of Office Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts. Hold that thought, please—indulge me for a few minutes while we talk about discrimination, outrage and offensive behavior. See, subjective tests for racial/gender outrage are ineffective—everybody feels offended at something that other people […]

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From our friends at Center for American Progress, The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow on hate crimes and domestic extremism. This hearing will hopefully provide not only a closer look at the growing number of hate crimes that occur in this country each year but also at the astounding expansion […]

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Pragmatic Racism

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By Robert Koehler, syndicated columnist, (used with permission) No, it’s not the brutal, hate-twisted racism of the old days. Today’s Republicans are capable of adoring select right-wing African-Americans. The Jim Crow revival they’re pushing — the large-scale disenfranchisement of primarily minority voters — is pragmatic. They’re outnumbered. They couldn’t win a fair national election. What […]

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What will be the Toll on our Children?

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By Priya Murthy, Policy Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), The last ten years have been needlessly difficult for South Asians living in New York. South Asians, and in particular, Sikhs and Muslims, have faced ten years of profiling, ten years of negative encounters with law enforcement and immigration officers.  These encounters have […]

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Black America and Obama: The cost of silence

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  Since the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, numerous constituencies have experienced some measure of social uplift as they have exercised their political strength in compelling the administration to advance their interests. This reality prevails, as the Hispanic community, ever politically cognizant of Obama’s campaign promises ensuring […]

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Walk4Justice: 720 Native Women Murdered and Missing

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  Originally posted by our friends at Indian Country Today, TORONTO – When they walked out of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on June 21, Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams prepared themselves for raw memories and painful moments on their fourth Walk4Justice across Canada. Survivors themselves, Radek and Williams share the grief experienced by too many First […]

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Michael Barone gets his facts wrong

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  On July 1, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 decision striking down Ward Connerly’s ballot initiative amending the Michigan constitution to prohibit affirmative action as unconstitutional.   The complex legal basis for the decision provided a perfect vehicle for misleading readers and obscuring the real issue.   Case in point: Michael Barone, columnist […]

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Lawrence Davidson says, “Keep your eye on the language: When South Africa assigned rights according to race they called it apartheid.  When Israel assigns rights according to religion they call it the only democracy in the Middle East.” Lawrence Davidson is a professor at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His academic work is centered […]

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