AP Poll: majority have negative views of black folks

From the Associated Press: Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly. In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared […]

An open letter to Herman Cain

Dear Herman Cain: I hope this letter finds you in good spirits! I heard about some comments you made on CNN’s situation room about the black community being “brainwashed” into traditionally voting for liberal and/or Democratic candidates. You seemed a bit condescending in your remarks about the “two-thirds” and you also contradicted yourself in saying […]

>Ariz. legislature bans ethnic “chauvinism” programs

>While I was cruising FAUX News’ website, I came across this story and was completely appalled at what I read. On the heels of the anti-immigration and pro-racial profiling law that was passed last week, the Arizona state legislature has passed a bill that bans ethnic studies programs that critics say “advocate separatism and racial […]

>Newsweek: The audacity of hoping

>I stumbled across this article while browsing the web. It was written by Allison Samuels of Newsweek and she explores some of the high (unrealistic?) expectations we African-Americans have of President Obama–and why we must be patient. In the article, Samuels points out the “parochial” issues African-Americans want Obama to address: the three-strike rule, HIV/AIDS […]