Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

McCain’s Muslim Supporters Confront Racist Protesters

by Jonathan Adams on October 21 2008, 8:03AM


Post-meltdown, post-election, what’s ahead for racial justice in ‘09?

by Jonathan Adams on October 21 2008, 7:08AM

Racewire has been under the weather, but back to our regularly scheduled posting. Yesterday, over one hundred racial justice advocates participated in a conference call during which Rinku Sen,Applied Research Center (ARC) Executive Director, Adrienne Maree Brown, The Ruckus…


Racial Realities Prevent Post-Racial Candidacy

by Jonathan Adams on October 17 2008, 10:16AM

Gary Younge goes to Roanoke, VA, and talks to Black leaders who say Obama could generate even more supportf he taps into the grassroots. Volunteers with no local knowledge will not get through to their community The issue is that…


Immigration Raids Raise Food Costs

by Jonathan Adams on October 17 2008, 9:40AM

H/T Immigration Prof The Accidental American author, Rinku Sen, argues in her book that a true global economy allows people to move across nations’ borders in the same way that corporations are allowed to move. Critical race theorist Richard Delgado…

Topics: Immigration

Racist GOP group depicts Obama with watermelon, ribs

by Jonathan Adams on October 17 2008, 9:25AM

A San Bernardino County Republican group has distributed a newsletter picturing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on a $10 bill adorned with a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken. Linking Obama to demeaning racist stereotypes drew denunciations…


What If Obama Was Arab? So What!

by Jonathan Adams on October 15 2008, 8:38AM

Topics: Video & Multimedia

SF Judge Tosses Challenge to City IDs; Supreme Court Hears Voting Rights Case

by Jonathan Adams on October 15 2008, 7:30AM

Sentencing Commission Considers Prison Alternatives “As the nation’s inmate population climbs toward 2.5 million, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering alternatives to prison for some offenders, including treatment programs for nonviolent drug users and employment training for minor parole violators….

Topics: News Items

Accidental American Authors on WBAI Tonight 8PM/EST

by Jonathan Adams on October 14 2008, 3:54PM

Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh will be on Asia Pacific Forum on WBAI tonight. Tune in 8:00-9:00 pm EST Tuesday, October 14, 2008 ASIA PACIFIC FORUM on WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City Listen online here….

Topics: Colorlines Press

Obama, McCain Avoid Debate on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on October 13 2008, 8:45AM

The presidential election is days away, and with only one debate left, many are wondering why Sens. McCain and Obama have been relatively silent on immigration. McCain: “When we have achieved our border security goal, we must enact and…

Topics: Immigration

O’Reilly: Joe Six-Pack is Colorless

by Jonathan Adams on October 13 2008, 8:10AM

H/T Stop Dog Whistle Racism…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Donna Brazile: “Don’t Ever Put Me In The Back Of The Bus!”

by Jonathan Adams on October 9 2008, 10:46AM

If you are tired of the videos of McCain supporters who think Barack Obama is a terrorist because of his “bloodline,” check out this clip of Donna Brazile during a panel discussion at this weekend’s New Yorker Festival. I’m…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Chicago’s Sheriff Won’t Evict in Foreclosures

by Jonathan Adams on October 9 2008, 9:43AM

Since the federal government’s plan to rescue the country seems to ignore homeowners, at least one man, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, has decided he will start policing with his own kind of justice. Dart says that he will…

Topics: Economy

Breakthrough presents Homeland Guantanamos

by Jonathan Adams on October 8 2008, 10:08AM

H/T Sepia Mutiny Homeland Guantanamos is Breakthrough tv’s latest use of technology to explain the harsh realities that immigrants face in the United States. From the same people that brought you ICED, a video game that puts you in…


Unions Tackle Race as Election Nears

by Jonathan Adams on October 8 2008, 8:47AM

Unions Talk Race as Election Nears Labor leaders who want desperately to chase the Republicans from the White House are confronting a hurdle in their outreach to members: the question of race. Obama’s record on economic issues, they say,…


It’s Time for Another Debate

by Jonathan Adams on October 7 2008, 6:09PM

The second presidential debate is in Nashville, TN, and this time the format is a townhall. If you were sitting in this forum, what questions would you ask the two candidates?…


Racist Republican Strategy Attracts Violent Supporters

by Jonathan Adams on October 7 2008, 7:54AM

H/T Huffington Post John McCain seems to be cutting more people out of the country he wants to put first with racist insinuations of Obama’s “otherness.” Watch as he asks “Who is the Real Barack Obama, ” and someone…

Topics: Politics

In Case You Missed The Tavis Smiley Show

by Jonathan Adams on October 6 2008, 3:07PM

Watch a clip of The Accidental American authors during an interview on The Tavis Smiley Show. Meet the Accidental American authors on their national book tour. Tonight, Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh will be in Minneapolis, MN at Magers…


Minnesota GOP: Indian American Candidate “Not One of Us”

by Jonathan Adams on October 6 2008, 11:38AM

Just in case you thought racist politicking was only happening in the presidential campaign, take a look at a press conference where the Minnesota GOP argue that Indian-American candidate for U.S. Congress Ashwin Madia does not fit the district…


Racist Conservatives Wrong About Immigrants and Mortgage Crisis

by Jonathan Adams on October 6 2008, 8:52AM

According to various real estate sources, the Los Angeles Times reports, undocumented immigrants are much more responsible homeowners than legal citizens. This may come as a surprise to conservatives Michelle Malkin and Mark Krikorian, who are convinced people of…

Topics: Immigration

Live From Main Street Ohio: Early Voting in Ohio

by Jonathan Adams on October 3 2008, 11:12AM

In case you missed it: Steven Rosenfeld, Steve Carbo and Sam Husseini on early voting in Ohio, combating disenfranchisement, and not getting turned away at the polls. With voter registration deadlines looming GRITtv and Live From Main Street wrap…