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A Just Cause vs. an Unjust Eviction: Q&A with Karen Mims [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 17 2009, 6:07AM

Last year, a speculator showed up to inspect Karen Mims’ home. That’s how Karen found out that her home of 12 years was getting foreclosed on. Fast-forward through a year of legal struggles and unanswered phone calls. At 6:00…

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Queen Latifah’s Got a Cure For Your Racial Tension Headache

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2009, 3:23PM

RACIAL TENSION HEADACHE @ Yahoo! Video Love this oldie but goodie. I would buy anything the Queen sells—though maybe not the new line of perfume she’s hawking—but I know we could all use us some Excedrin - Racial Tension Relief…

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“Did You Think ‘Wretched Refuse’ Was Just the Irish? Uh Uh!” [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2009, 11:46AM

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cReform Madness - White Minoritywww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorSpinal Tap Performance Larry Wilmore on The Daily Show two nights ago lays out the racial ridiculousness the healthcare debate is devolving…

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Schwarzenegger’s Blockbuster Budget Cuts Terminate the Safety Net [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 13 2009, 9:37AM

When financial crisis hit, the California legislature didn’t raise taxes, end tax giveaways, or cut corporate welfare. Instead, they cut services to the people made most vulnerable by the recession — children, the elderly, the sick, victims of domestic…

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Chris Rock’s New Film On “Good” Hair

by Daisy Hernandez on August 7 2009, 4:10PM

This promo trailer for Chris Rock’s upcoming documentary will have you laughing, shaking your head and sharing it on FaceBook (at least that’s what I did). It’s a refreshing take on race and gender. Apparently, Rock was inspired to…

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Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” Could Set White Men Straight

by Channing Kennedy on August 7 2009, 2:15PM

I know Daisy just beat me to the punch on posting this trailer, but stick with me. I remember very clearly an exchange I had with a Black woman I’d just met, shortly after I’d left my rural Missouri hometown…

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Latino Grandfather, Pregnant Woman Tasered at Baptism — But Don’t Call the Cops Racist [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 3 2009, 11:21AM

Via our @racialjustice Twitter account, from RaceWire reader @JoseDelBarrio, comes this video with some all-too-familiar themes. A Latino family in Manassas, Virginia, is celebrating the baptism of their two young boys, at a party held in their grandfather’s backyard….

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“Reverse Racism”: Word Distracts from the Big White Elephant of Systemic Racism

by Channing Kennedy on July 16 2009, 11:47AM

Ever since Sonia Sotomayor, a Latina woman, was first mentioned as a contender for the Supreme Court, we’ve heard a lot from some quarters about how her success has been nothing more than the result of ‘reverse racism.’ ARC’s…

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Sotomayor Hearing, Day Two: Who We’re Reading [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on July 14 2009, 11:34AM

Live streaming coverage of the Sotomayor confirmation hearings Today is day two of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In addition to our own coverage right here on RaceWire, here’s who we’re watching. (And here’s our list from yesterday.)…

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Sotomayor’s Opening Remarks [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on July 13 2009, 12:53PM

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Transcript here. Let’s dig into it in the comments. To get us started, here’s Adam Serwer at Tapped with his breakdown….

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RaceWire Allies Liveblogging Sotomayor Hearings [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on July 13 2009, 10:33AM

Hoo boy! Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off this morning, and like RaceWire’s Debayani Kar said earlier, this thing is going to be lousy with clumsy conservative race and gender politics. Not to mention a foregone…

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Tammy Johnson on BBC News: Does It Matter if Michael Jackson was Black or White? [AUDIO]

by Channing Kennedy on June 29 2009, 1:05PM

This morning, Applied Research Center’s Tammy Johnson appeared on BBC Radio’s “World Have Your Say” program to discuss the identity politics surrounding Michael Jackson’s appearance, sparked by Jamie Foxx’s comments at the Black Entertainment Awards that Jackson ‘belongs’ to…

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Race-Baiting Gay Marriage Opponents Foiled by Integration

by Channing Kennedy on June 26 2009, 2:43PM

Adam Serwer, better known to some as dnA, has an excellent post over at the American Prospect on the color of LGBT activism in Washington, D.C., and how it’s changing — and not changing — the political landscape. In…

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Michael Jackson’s Mark on a Black-or-White World [VIDEO]

by Tammy Johnson on June 25 2009, 7:29PM

He tipped his hat and moonwalked across the stage like no one had ever before. Even Fred Astaire had to give Michael his props. But today, Thursday, June 25, the King of Pop is dead. Michael Jackson’s made his…

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“Merit”: Word Hijacks the Conversation around Racial Disparities [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on June 18 2009, 12:55PM

Welcome to the second installment of our new video series, WORD!, in which we take a look at the language that controls the discourse around race. Today’s WORD! is: “Merit” In a meritocracy, perfection is realized. It has to…

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“Colorblind” Word Twists Good Intentions [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on June 11 2009, 1:21PM

Welcome to the first installment of our new video series, WORD!, in which we take a look at the language that controls the discourse around race. Today’s WORD! is: “Colorblind” People who claim to be colorblind must lead a…

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UAFA Would Keep Shirley Tan with her Partner and Kids

by Gina Acebo on June 5 2009, 9:37AM

This is Shirley Tan, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). UAFA would allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for family-based immigration. Tan fled to the U.S….

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Sotomayor ‘Gotchas’ Would Clear the Bench [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on June 4 2009, 11:54AM

Tammy Johnson teases the criticisms of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s statement on Latina empathy and the role of the courts. By the same ‘gotcha’ logic, Tammy would fire Alito and Scalia… and she’s just getting started….

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Listen to Compact for Racial Justice Forum Call - Race in Review: The First 100 Days [AUDIO]

by Jorge Rivas on April 28 2009, 3:22PM

If you missed today’s Racial Justice Forum call ‘Race in Review: The First 100 Days’ you can listen to or download a recording below. Dowload MP3 A special thank you to today’s presenters: • Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink • Tarso…

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Lea Webb on Binghamton’s Unity in the Wake of Tragedy [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on April 26 2009, 1:45PM

The national debate surrounding gun laws went up a notch or two after the April 5th Binghamton, New York shooting at an immigrant services center. State legislators are proposing a new bill that would require more regulation of ownership….

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