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GOP Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain Buys Into Anti-Sharia Hysteria

GOP Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain Buys Into Anti-Sharia Hysteria

by Asraa Mustufa on March 31 2011, 11:40AM

The former pizza company CEO stands by his comments that Muslim Americans are “not totally dedicated” to the U.S.

Topics: Politics

Sen. Durbin Holds Hearing on Threats to Muslim Civil Rights

Sen. Durbin Holds Hearing on Threats to Muslim Civil Rights

by Shani O. Hilton on March 29 2011, 4:38PM

Assistant attorney general Thomas Perez vows to use “every tool in our arsenal” to fight anti-Muslim discrimination.

Topics: Politics

John Stossel: No Group's Been Helped More By Gov't Than American Indians

John Stossel: No Group’s Been Helped More By Gov’t Than American Indians

by Shani O. Hilton on March 24 2011, 2:04PM

Yes, he’s serious.

Topics: Politics

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform's Strongest Backers

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform’s Strongest Backers

by Shani O. Hilton on March 23 2011, 4:59PM

They’re also the ones who stand to lose the most if the GOP effort to repeal or defund it succeeds.

Topics: Health, Politics

Juan Williams: 'I Get Nervous Walking Past Young Black Men'

Juan Williams: ‘I Get Nervous Walking Past Young Black Men’

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2011, 1:26PM

Is there anyone he isn’t afraid of?

Topics: Politics

Juan Williams Says It's Time to Defund NPR

Juan Williams Says It’s Time to Defund NPR

by Jamilah King on March 21 2011, 12:12PM

And forget journalism. His beef is deeply personal.

Topics: Politics

Why Wisconsin GOP Is Keen on Voter IDs

Why Wisconsin GOP Is Keen on Voter IDs

by Kai Wright on March 18 2011, 2:05PM

Jeff Chang points out it’s because youth organizing was so key for Wisc. Dems from 2004 to 2008.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2011, 10:20AM

Dozens of states are already gearing up efforts to surpress voting among people of color and youth.

Topics: Politics, Wisconsin

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn't Fire on Race

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn’t Fire on Race

by Shani O. Hilton on March 17 2011, 6:30PM

Race is conspicuously missing from a growing D.C. conversation about gun violence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O'Keefe's Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O’Keefe’s Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

by Channing Kennedy on March 16 2011, 5:24PM

No matter how badly he bungles it, his so-called journalism keeps getting the smear-job done.

Topics: Media, Politics

Herman Cain Wants To Lead After

Herman Cain Wants To Lead After “This First Black President Thing”

by Thoai Lu on March 15 2011, 1:28PM

So who is this guy? The latest GOP primary sideshow.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison's Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

by Kai Wright on March 11 2011, 11:22AM

Here’s video of Ellison’s testimony at Peter King’s Muslim “radicalization” hearing.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Politics

The 'Congressional Theater' of Peter King's Muslim Hearings

The ‘Congressional Theater’ of Peter King’s Muslim Hearings

by Shani O. Hilton on March 11 2011, 11:00AM

Democrats argue King’s probe of “radicalization” in Muslim American communities is both useless and dangerous.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Dingell to Peter King: Don't Become the Next McCarthy

Dingell to Peter King: Don’t Become the Next McCarthy

by Shani O. Hilton on March 10 2011, 12:31PM

Homeland Security hearings into the “radicalization” of Muslim Americans begin with push back from Democratic lawmakers.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Census: California's Latino and Asian Populations On the Rise

Census: California’s Latino and Asian Populations On the Rise

by Jorge Rivas on March 9 2011, 4:50PM

Big changes could be in store for the state’s political landscape.

Topics: Politics

Shirley Sherrod: Moving Past Colorblind, Toward the End of Racism

Shirley Sherrod: Moving Past Colorblind, Toward the End of Racism

by Shirley Sherrod on March 8 2011, 10:00AM

Having battled racism all my life, I have to wonder how this wonderful nation can overcome its obsession with skin color.

Topics: Politics

Foreclosed Families Descend on Capitol to Make Wall Street Pay

Foreclosed Families Descend on Capitol to Make Wall Street Pay

by Shani O. Hilton on March 8 2011, 9:43AM

Protestors call for the jailing of Wall Street bankers.

Topics: Politics

Government Shutdown Delayed, But Budget's Effects Still Uncertain

Government Shutdown Delayed, But Budget’s Effects Still Uncertain

by Shani O. Hilton on March 3 2011, 5:06PM

Nothing that’s currently on the table bodes especially well for the poor and folks of color.

Topics: Politics

Who's Behind the GOP's Anti-Sharia Law Crusade? A White Supremacist

Who’s Behind the GOP’s Anti-Sharia Law Crusade? A White Supremacist

by Jamilah King on March 3 2011, 1:32PM

David Yerushalmi doesn’t just hate Muslims. He hates everyone who’s not white.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 4:00PM

Members call the GOP’s tactics to divide communities of color on immigration as “abhorrent and repulsive.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics