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Sally Kohn

Sally Kohn

The News Media's Public Disservice in Boston

The News Media’s Public Disservice in Boston

by Sally Kohn on April 21 2013, 8:56AM

In moments like these, people make assumptions. It becomes all the more important for media to challenge those assumptions and keep our prejudices in check. In that, too many failed.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Media

The 113th Congress and the Tyranny of the Minority

The 113th Congress and the Tyranny of the Minority

by Sally Kohn on January 8 2013, 9:26AM

America is fast changing, and that change is reflected in the policies voters overwhelmingly back. And yet, a small band of white men continue to lord over us all.

Topics: Politics

Get Ready to Debate Obama's American Identity, Again

Get Ready to Debate Obama’s American Identity, Again

by Sally Kohn on August 20 2012, 9:51AM

In the run-up to the GOP convention, the Romney camp has cried foul about the Democrats’ nasty tactics—while simultaneously reviving one of the most offensive themes in American politics.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

Here We Go Again: The Ginned Up Race War of 2012

Here We Go Again: The Ginned Up Race War of 2012

by Sally Kohn on May 29 2012, 9:45AM

Conservative commentators and political operatives have already begun conjuring images of scary black people out to destroy an endangered whiteness. Sally Kohn predicts we’ll see a lot more, as the right seeks ways to motivate its electoral base.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

'The Talk' With My White Daughter: Don't Be Like John Derbyshire

‘The Talk’ With My White Daughter: Don’t Be Like John Derbyshire

by Sally Kohn on April 10 2012, 9:57AM

As the country mourns Trayvon Martin, a now-fired conservative pundit drew attention with a letter to his sons about fearing black men. Sally Kohn explains to her own daughter the perils of white privilege, and the pride of creating a true “beloved community.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

The Definitive Guide to Bigotry in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)

The Definitive Guide to Bigotry in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)

by Sally Kohn on August 31 2011, 9:20AM

Slavery nostalgia. Submissive women. Southern secession. Brace yourself, the Republican Party is gonna have a long, ugly debate to pick its presidential nominee.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics

5 Reasons To Miss Glenn Beck (and for Progressives To Learn From Him)

5 Reasons To Miss Glenn Beck (and for Progressives To Learn From Him)

by Sally Kohn on April 7 2011, 9:30AM

The man has revolutionized television as a movement building tool.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media