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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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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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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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Why the Conservative Party?

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By Philip Young, From the title I know that I will receive automatic negative responses and knee jerk reactions to what I about to say without even reading the material.  There is an ever growing lack of respect for alternative viewpoints and an impatience that has reached near manic proportions. Having a healthy dialogue between […]

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The problem with Libertarianism

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Every Presidential election cycle, the pundits and talking heads proclaim the decisive importance of the youth vote.    All too often, the much-heralded ‘youth vote’ fails to materialize as predicted.  A surge in youth organizing and civic participation in the late 1960, and the patent unfairness of asking young men –who were ineligible to vote– to […]

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There are two words in the following paragraph that jump out at most students of Native American history, but are probably impervious to the ardent participants of the Tea Party movement. The two words appeared in a New York Times article titled “The Founding Fathers Versus the Tea Party” by Ron Chernow. He wrote, “Like […]

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