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  • Long live 'Negro'

    Long live 'Negro'
    I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives.
  • Kumbaya era unravels in campaign against Obama

    <i> Kumbaya </i>era unravels in campaign against Obama
    She seemed embarrassed to tell me that she's voting for Mitt Romney, as if the admission might suggest that she'd been hiding racist leanings during our long friendship. Four years ago, she voted for Barack Obama and made sure then that I knew it. She...

    On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress

    On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress
    Jasmyne Cannick didn't join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week. She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities' voting rights the court unleashed the day before. Cannick...

    Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson talks Cosell, college football and cotton

    Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson talks Cosell, college football and cotton
    Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a...

    New wave of immigrants — a new target too?

    New wave of immigrants &#8212; a new target too?
    It's official! A new study by the Pew Research Center proves the old trope true: Asians are the new Jews. All those essentially positive stereotypes you've heard about — the hard work and the Tiger Moms — have made Asian Americans the highest-...