As a gay man and one of America’s many minorities, I have seen what popular opinion has done to our nation, as far as allowing racism and bigotry in our laws and in our hearts. I also know that if it were not for the judicial system in this country, many of civil rights would not exist for many minorities.
Three justices from the Iowa Supreme Court were ousted in the Election of 2010 because they interpreted a violation to the state’s constitution, restricting marriage to just one man and one woman. It did not matter that it was a 7-0 ruling; just that it angered some conservative groups who went on a crusade to bring them down. Read more
Its official, like 2008 the Republicans are saying Colin Powell is endorsing Obama because he is black. I hope people understand how outrages this is, that a man like Colin Powell is treated in such a disrespectful matter. The implication is white people are able to make decisions independent of race, while black people are not. The Romney campaign feels We (Black People) will always be beholden to race. Why didn't John Sununu just say that we (The Romney Campaign) didn't expect Colin Powell's endorsement since he (Colin Powell) endorsed Obama 4 years ago. Instead they specifically added race into the mix. The question is why?
I considered myself to be a teenaged rebel. I questioned everything adults told me to do, except when it came to homework and politics.
I always did more homework than was assigned and I did whatever the adults at the American Friends Service Committee suggested. Without question, without doubt, without fear, without any sense of self-preservation. Okay, I told my parents, but they were so relieved that I wasn’t interested in drugs or boys that they didn’t question my political activities.
It was Tuesday, November 3, 1964. Even though it was a Tuesday and I had homework, I drove my shabby old car to the AFSC office and picked up a list of registered Democrats in a neighborhood that usually had a poor vote turnout. Read more
Why do you think there’s an educational gap between Black and Hispanic children and their white peers?
I, as the rest of the world, have been both shocked and horrified at the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the lies and (apparently) callous indifference to his fate. I honestly thought that the worst of this abominable story was behind us – and I was wrong.
Wrong, WRONG, WRONG. Read more
The stigma of racism seems to be a lasting legacy for America – no matter how we try to separate ourselves from it, mostly through our laws and our courts, we still can’t quite succeed. We fought a civil war to secure the freedom of those who would be enslaved and we passed a Civil Rights law in 1964 to further the freedom of many and legislate even further the concept put forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal. Read more
Was Trayvon Martin targeted because of his race or is this a case of an incompetent night watchmen?
Check out my poll question:http://thepoliticus.com/content/did-police-trayvon-martin-case-act-quickly-classify-his-shooting-self-defense-because-his-ra
Why isn't anyone in the main stream media calling Andrew Breitbart what he is? Andrew Breitbart is a racist!
Everything this guy tries to use against obama is always race based!
Shirley Sherrod Tape
Pimp and prostitute - ACORN
Obama College tape
Everything is about race with this guy! Why? Becaues he's a racist!
SANTORUM: In an interview with the Christian News Service -- and it’s on camera -- Santorum was asked about President Obama’s views on abortion and said he found it “almost remarkable for a black man Read more
It takes a special kind of 3-D hyperbole to simultaneously curl your eyelashes and drop your jaw. Newt Gingrich's declarations produce an Andy Kaufman type of discomfort, where I don't know if what I'm hearing is brilliant, offensive or intentionally comedic. Read more
This is a great timeline that shows what happens when fear takes over for rational thought. Please see below:
Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherland, tried to have Jewish refugees expelled, claiming they would "infect" the colony. Read more