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Palin Defends Dr. Laura:

Palin Defends Dr. Laura: “Don’t Retreat…Reload”

by Jamilah King on August 19 2010, 1:52PM

They’re both still confused.

Topics: Media

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women's Dating Lives?

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women’s Dating Lives?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 17 2010, 12:17PM

This time, the culprit is the black church.

Topics: Media

Sasha Obama Becomes Dad's Gulf Coast Tourism Prop

Sasha Obama Becomes Dad’s Gulf Coast Tourism Prop

by Jorge Rivas on August 16 2010, 1:05PM

Meanwhile, President Obama takes criticism for using his kids as PR stunts.

Topics: Media

Dr. Laura's Racism Goes Way Past the N-Word

Dr. Laura’s Racism Goes Way Past the N-Word

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 6:42PM

Another conservative gabber gets attention by getting offensive. The real problem’s deeper than the words.

Topics: Media

We're All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

We’re All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

by Daisy Hernandez on August 13 2010, 12:53PM

As I end six years at ColorLines, I’m reminded how important a role we each play in framing the fight for racial justice.

Topics: Media

How Time's Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War Photo

How Time’s Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2010, 10:34AM

Featuring a woman’s mutilation outside of the context in which the horror has happened both obscures the reality of the situation and conceals those who are responsible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

White Conservatives Own the

White Conservatives Own the “Race Conversation” (Now With Stats!)

by Channing Kennedy on August 6 2010, 11:20AM

Meanwhile, we’re ignoring what really matters.

Topics: Media, Shirley Sherrod

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

by Michelle Chen on August 3 2010, 10:22AM

Just plaster a disfigured female victim on the cover, and presto—instant war morale!

Topics: Global Affairs, Media, On Gender

More Than Black/White Questions in

More Than Black/White Questions in “Essence” Drama

by Jamilah King on August 2 2010, 5:43PM

Is there a place for black women in fashion overall?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Readers Sound Off On Essence Drama, Arpaio Mess

Readers Sound Off On Essence Drama, Arpaio Mess

by Channing Kennedy on July 30 2010, 1:47PM

Some of the week’s best reader driven conversations.

Topics: Media

ABC's Diane Sawyer Puts a Face to Victims of SB1070

ABC’s Diane Sawyer Puts a Face to Victims of SB1070

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…

Topics: Media

Study: Beer Summit Drowned Jobs and Healthcare in Race News

Study: Beer Summit Drowned Jobs and Healthcare in Race News

by Jessica Strong on July 27 2010, 11:06AM

Or, how we end up talking about Shirley Sherrod instead of double-digit black unemployment.

Topics: Media

How Breitbart Won -- and Why We Must Rethink

How Breitbart Won — and Why We Must Rethink “Racism”

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.

Topics: Media, Shirley Sherrod

Shirley Sherrod Offers to School Obama on Race

Shirley Sherrod Offers to School Obama on Race

by Kai Wright on July 22 2010, 10:12AM

Sherrod has plenty to say about the administration’s real race challenges.

Topics: Kai Wright, Media, Shirley Sherrod

Black Women Don't Swim?

Black Women Don’t Swim?

by Michelle Chen on July 21 2010, 7:20PM

On public radio, we’ve been hearing a lot about how Black people and water don’t mix. Or more precisely, why so many Black people don’t swim.

Topics: Media, On Gender

Three Stories We Could Obsess Over Instead of Shirley Sherrod's Ordeal

Three Stories We Could Obsess Over Instead of Shirley Sherrod’s Ordeal

by Kai Wright on July 21 2010, 6:02PM

Since everybody wants to talk about racism, here are a few ideas.

Topics: Kai Wright, Media, Shirley Sherrod

South Asians: Time Magazine's Sorry You're Offended

South Asians: Time Magazine’s Sorry You’re Offended

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.

Topics: Media

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

by Jamilah King on July 10 2010, 11:36AM

News coverage of women’s sports has all but disappeared, a new study finds.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

Readers Debate Chris Brown's BET Comeback

Readers Debate Chris Brown’s BET Comeback

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….

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

The

The “End of Men” Isn’t the End of Racism

by Daisy Hernandez on June 30 2010, 3:13PM

The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin says women are taking over the world. If so, apparently they don’t plan to be any less racist than the (white) men they’re replacing.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media