by Akiba Solomon on April 25 2013, 12:00PM
We live in an ahistorical culture that continually attempts to deny the white supremacy that determines who is and isn’t defined as a U.S. citizen, a criminal, a terrorist or a victim. A trip through our history is instructive.
by Jay Smooth on April 25 2013, 9:00AM
The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.
by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:47PM
On Tuesday afternoon dozens of activists gathered in front of the New York Times building urging the newspaper to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.
by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2013, 1:30PM
CNN reported a “dark-skinned” suspect had been arrested. But it turned out to be a complete lie.
by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2013, 10:40AM
The decision by the newspaper with the largest print circulation in the U.S. comes a week after the Associated Press dropped the i-word from their Stylebook.
by Nia King on April 8 2013, 9:55AM
Colorlines readers sound off on the firing of Adria Richards.
by Jamilah King on April 8 2013, 7:20AM
Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.
by Rebekah Spicuglia on April 3 2013, 2:48PM
Catch up already, paper of record, you’re looking out of touch.
by Rinku Sen on April 3 2013, 8:29AM
Because the deliberately divisive and willfully inaccurate term has stood in the way of real discussion for too long.
by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 3:24PM
The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.
by Channing Kennedy on April 1 2013, 6:40AM
In light of the Adria Richards debacle, Channing Kennedy, Colorlines.com’s white male correspondent, uses the power bestowed by his made-up title to break down a pattern of Internet harassment, racist and sexist micro-aggressions and other methods of enforcing mob rule.
by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2013, 10:26AM
Because, you know, he didn’t actually say the word “rape.”
by Brentin Mock on March 28 2013, 3:46PM
Once again, with gay rights in the news, a black commentator tries to talk a fake debate into existence.
by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2013, 5:21PM
Comedian Baratunde Thurston has joined the “Ring The Bell” campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence.