by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2010, 11:20AM
Yesterday, in a segment titled “The Conversation: My Undocumented Life” ABC’s Diane Sawyer interviewed a young woman named Erika, an undocumented Arizona resident who has been in the U.S. since age 11. Sawyer produced a beautiful short interview where she…
by Jessica Strong on July 27 2010, 11:06AM
Or, how we end up talking about Shirley Sherrod instead of double-digit black unemployment.
by Rinku Sen on July 23 2010, 2:12PM
The lesson of Shirley Sherrod is we must stop talking about racism as a personality problem.
by Kai Wright on July 21 2010, 6:02PM
Since everybody wants to talk about racism, here are a few ideas.
by Channing Kennedy on July 16 2010, 2:10PM
The editors issue a non-apology after Joel Stein’s humor column offers up racist stereotypes.
by Jorge Rivas on July 1 2010, 2:53PM
If singer Chris Brown had beat up Black Entertainment Television (BET) president Debra Lee’s daughter, would she let him on her awards show? That was just one of the questions readers posed on a ColorLines story published earlier this week….
by Jamilah King on June 18 2010, 3:45PM
Chances are if you caught last night’s Game 7 of the NBA finals, you also saw a couple of very questionable commercials. The game that had the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Boston Celtics was the highest rated NBA finals…
by Michelle Chen on June 8 2010, 11:38AM
By now you’ve heard: pioneering Washington journalist Helen Thomas has, thanks to a viral video interview, been pilloried for offensive comments about Israel and ousted from the press corps’ inner sanctum. Her words were definitely incendiary—Jews should “get the hell…
by Channing Kennedy on June 7 2010, 6:53PM
UPDATE 1:00PM ET: Though the ‘Holy Weather’ video has been removed from youtube by the uploader, Mediaite has re-posted it. Embedded above. ………… This weekend, thirty seconds of video surfaced in which veteran DC reporter Helen Thomas, in a snippet…
by Jorge Rivas on May 19 2010, 3:54PM
The ladies from The View this morning took up Arizona’s SB 1070 as a hot topic, and while they were at it, they talked about Senator McCain and the DREAM Act too!…
by Channing Kennedy on May 19 2010, 9:00AM
A colorblind, white-as-default, fact-phobic approach typifies the many shortcomings of our dialogue around race, values and immigration.
by Tammy Johnson on May 18 2010, 10:02AM
The ascent of the deceptively beautiful Rima Fakih to the throne of Miss USA is a matter of national security! At least, that’s what the megaphoned culture police would have us all believe. And radio talk show host and commentator…
by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2010, 11:30AM
A 24-year old Arab-American won the title of Miss USA in the annual beauty pageant held Sunday night in Las Vegas. Rima Fakih, a Lebanese immigrant, who moved to the United States as a baby, is the first woman…
by Channing Kennedy on May 13 2010, 9:00AM
Big new polls show majority support for Arizona’s new immigration law. Don’t believe them.
by Jorge Rivas on May 6 2010, 10:36AM
Somali pirates are in the news again, but the bigger story — about where they fit into a globally exploitative economy — is still left out of the coverage. On Wednesday, Somali pirate-related headlines hit the front pages of…