More Race and Diversity Articles

  • In 1970 we had a riot; what we have in Ferguson looks like a war

    The Asbury Park riots I remember were also fueled by racial grievances, and there were similar issues with white officers and black rioters, with one major difference.

  • A tear in time and space: Al Sharpton says he agrees with Rand Paul

    Something strange happened Friday on MSNBC: One of the network's most partisan hosts actually admitted to agreeing with a Republican senator.

  • Ferguson police identify officer, allege teen robbed store

    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.

  • Long-held tensions with black voters come to a boil for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

    As protesters clashed with police for the fifth night in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday, Missouri elected officials and opinion makers began to wonder, loudly and publicly: Where was Gov. Jay Nixon?

  • Our reactionary leaders: Tied down with petty concerns and paralyzed by real crises

    It's admirable that both President Obama and Gov. Jay Nixon finally tried to calm the residents of Ferguson, but their tardiness represents a bigger problem with our nation's leaders.

  • With Ferguson remarks, Obama carefully wades into topic of race

    President Obama's careful remarks on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., marked one of a handful of times that President Obama has openly addressed America's racial divide while in office.

  • Obama laments killing of black teen while appealing for calm in Ferguson

    Obama also gave an update on the latest developments in Iraq, praising the U.S. military for assisting the Kurds in fighting the Islamic State and helping thousands of Yazidis trapped on mountain to escape while the U.S. launched airstrikes against the extremists.

  • Amsterdam mayor: Black Pete figure to change

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's mayor and the organizers of a large children's winter festival have unveiled plans to overhaul the image of "Black Pete" — the sidekick to the Dutch Santa Claus — after protests that the character exhibited racist elements. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said Thursday...

  • Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

    Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

  • Disturbing footage surfaces from tense Ferguson protests

    As the situation in Ferguson grows increasingly volatile, the police response heavy-handed, the residents further enraged, protests in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown continue unabated.

  • Racism mars New Zealand election campaign

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A surprising theme has emerged in New Zealand's election campaign: racism. Racially charged comments made by the leaders of two political parties and a candidate for a third have struck a jarring tone in this South Pacific nation of 4.5 million people, which...

  • How long before Democrats run Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak out of town?

    "African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar," a Daily Beast report stated.

  • White people are underrepresented at Apple

    Apple released its diversity report today. Here are some headlines about it: "Apple Diversity Stats: A Lot of White Men" (PC Mag) "Apple's workforce is mostly white, Asian and male" (USA Today) "Apple Is Mostly White and Male, According to Its First Diversity Report" (Time) "Apple:...

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • More Hispanics tell Census Bureau they're 'white'

    Over the past 10 years, a growing number of Hispanics have changed their race and origin to "white," according to top Census officials.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...