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Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: Salon

The New York Times columnist's direct and unapologetic takedown of a black Trump surrogate is a model to emulate.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2016, Source: Salon

Antiracism activist Tim Wise on the Trump phenomenon's dangerous effect on the future of U.S. politics.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump’s campaign and his takeover of the Republican Party are the political equivalents of a car accident.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2016, Source: Salon

Despite extensive talk about "race relations," many Americans still refuse to look the problem in the face.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2016, Source: Salon

Americans were given a choice during the conventions: Spend the next 4 years living in terror or embracing optimism.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2016, Source: Salon

O'Reilly’s corrective to Michelle Obama’s speech is one of the most vile moments in his tenure at Fox News.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2016, Source: Salon

His dark fantasies show an innate understanding of the conservative mind.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2016, Source: Salon

Physical separation makes white Americans unable to empathize with the fear people of color experience every day.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2016, Source: Salon

Don't believe the right-wing spin about Harvard's damning study that illustrates how cops target blacks.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2016, Source: Salon

If what I saw and experienced firsthand is any indication, America's youth holds the answer to racial tension.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2016, Source: Salon

"All Lives Matter" must be transformed from a BLM smear to honoring the lives of heroes and police brutality victims.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016, Source: Salon

Racists are more likely to be Republicans—and the most extreme among them are Donald Trump supporters.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016, Source: Salon

It's psychologically and spiritually unhealthy for black Americans to watch endless imagery of attacks against them.

Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: Salon

Scaring Fox News viewers with tales of black thuggery and anti-white violence is central to his gimmick.

Posted on: May 17, 2016, Source: Salon

A decades-long pattern of racists appeals has left the Republican Party with no one but the racists.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: Salon

The right-wing's playbook—culture war, Southern Strategy, Fox News lies—has come home to roost with one man.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump is fueled by white resentment, racism and nativism. Why does the media mistake that for working-class anxiety?

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source: Salon

Enough with the nonsense about a horrified GOP establishment. Trump, and horror like this, is entirely their doing.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump may have finished second in Iowa, but he's far from finished. His base is as fearful as ever.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: Salon

Most everything the media says about the "GOP establishment lane" is wrong. It does not really exist.