More Race and Diversity Articles

  • Moral equivalence is usually moral negligence

    Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful -- and sometimes harmful.

  • Do blacks need favors?

    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated.

  • Racial politics could determine who controls the Senate in 2014

    It is no accident that rhetoric about race has been ramping up at a time when racial politics can be the key determinant for control of the Senate this year. At least three states - North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas - are red states with vulnerable Democrat senators up for re-election that...

  • Big Ideas: On basketball, prisons and Kansas

    Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.

  • Will Eric Holder ever run out of race cards?

    Attorney General Eric Holder, in a recent interview, reiterates the theme heard from the very beginning of President Obama's administration: opposition to Obama's agenda equals racism.

  • Eric Holder's race card has become a Joker

    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans.

  • California school district sows seeds of Holocaust denial in eighth-graders

    Essays written by eighth-graders in California's Rialto Unified School District denying the Holocaust suggest that school officials misled the public about the assignment after it became the subject of controversy.

  • No, Eric Holder, this has nothing to do with race

    Attorney General Eric Holder once again played the race card claiming that he and President Obama have been targets of "a racial animus" by some of the administration's political opponents.

  • Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

    Unfortunately, for the future of our nation and the world, we are too focused on government handouts rather than the most basic function of government: defending us from barbarians.

  • Feds taking 'prime role' in Texas voting maps case

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Efforts by the Obama administration to wring protections out of a weakened Voting Rights Act begin Monday in Texas over allegations that Republicans intentionally discriminated against minorities when drawing new election maps. A federal trial in San Antonio comes a year...

  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.

  • 'Please Stop Helping Us' a primer on race in America

    Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done." That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book...

  • Racial differences are real but no cause for discrimination

    These genomic science skeptics fear that acknowledging differences between races will encourage people generally, and Americans in particular, to engage in racial discrimination.

  • Dutch court: Black Pete is a negative stereotype

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — An Amsterdam court ruled Thursday that the traditional figure known as Black Pete — the sidekick to the Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus — is a negative stereotype of black people and the city must rethink its involvement in holiday celebrations involving him. Debate over...

  • Twitter's latest five minutes of hate, World Cup edition

    In honor of the Netherlands' victory over Mexico, the Royal Dutch Airlines Twitter account posted the a celebratory dig that's getting quite a bit of attention.



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