Posts below are from May 2012 to January 2013

The Roma. Utne reprints Keith Goetzman’s excellent article on the problems faced by this minority group.

http://www.utne.com/2008-09-01/Arts-Culture/The-Misunderstood.aspx?newsletter=1++&utm_content=01.21.13+Politics&utm_campaign=2013+ENEWS&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email

 

Matt Taibbi on how conservative changers failed on ML King Day.

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/15691-conservatives-have-their-worst-week-ever

 

Bernie Sanders. Budget issue is really about preserving the middle class.

http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/12/31-0

 

Chris Hedges details the positions of Ishmael Reed on US racism.

http://www.truthdig.com/report/page4/the_idol_smasher_20121230/

 

Spielberg’s Lincoln has been praised as a film and criticized for ignoring the place of black resistance in pushing for abolition. Eric Foner’s historian credentials make his evaluation of lincoln’s acism and evolutions important. <The hallmark of Lincoln’s greatness was his combination of bedrock principle with open-mindedness and capacity for growth.>

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/opinion/the-emancipation-of-abe-lincoln.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

 

Current Common-Place focuses on slavery and the arts and culture broadly.

http://www.common-place.org

 

Paul Finkelman reminds us of Thomas Jefferson’s racism and its relation to his views on slavery.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/opinion/the-real-thomas-jefferson.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Laura Flanders with Michelle Alexander on Jim Crow

http://blip.tv/grittv/michelle-alexander-part-1-5424371

http://blip.tv/grittv/michelle-alexander-part-2-5424597

 

Cora Currier & Blair Hickman detail ways housing segregation persists and government fails to enforce laws against it.

http://www.propublica.org/article/reading-guide-segregation-in-America

 

Florida sets achievement goals differentially for four ethnic groups.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/education/florida-officials-defend-racial-and-ethnic-learning-goals.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Southern Baptist Convention reprimands Richard Land for racist remarks

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/us/baptists-rebuke-policy-chief-for-insensitive- comments.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Wells Fargo and racism. See if you can fit these two sentences togather: “Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest

home mortgage lender, agreed to pay $175 million to resolve allegations that it charged African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher fees and interest rates than whites, the Justice Department said Thursday.” “[t]he company has denied the claims.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/13/wells-fargo-posts-record-profits/

 

Ylan Mui (Washington Post) on the particular impacts the subprime mortgages wreak on black Americanshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/for-black-americans- financial-damage-from-subprime-implosion-is-likely-to-last/2012/07/08/ gJQAwNmzWW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics

 

Yuri Avnery deplores Israeli racism toward Africans

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31597.htm

 

A forgotten side of George Bush. Samuel Freedman reminds us that he was “probably the most color-blind Republican president since Lincoln.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/08/us/on-religion-six-days-after-9-11-another-anniversary-worth-honoring.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Adele Stan notes 12 racist taunts from the Romney camp.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/12-bigoted-taunts-peddled-romney-camp-and-allies

 

Matt Taibbi comments on Romney’s NAACP appearance. Read and watch.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31858.htm

 

Wells Fargo and racism. See if you can fit these two sentences together: “Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, agreed to pay $175 million to resolve allegations that it charged African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher fees and interest rates than whites, the Justice Department said Thursday.” “[t]he company has denied the claims.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/13/wells-fargo-posts-record-profits/