CNN: David Anderson: Whites, the emerging minority

(CNN) — While on a television program several years ago, I recounted a story about moving with my family into a new home in the suburbs of Washington.   As a black family, we were welcomed to the neighborhood with a…

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The Atlantic Wire: Dashiell Bennett : Paula Deen’s Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Was Thrown Out

The racial discrimination lawsuit that tarnished the career of Paula Deen has been thrown out of court, because the judge says that the woman who was suing the famous chef had no right to make her claim. Lisa Jackson, a former employee of Deen’s restaurant…

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New York Times: Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules

In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands…

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Media Matters for America: Ari Rabin-Havt: 48 Years Later, Conservatives Are Making The Same Arguments Against The Voting Rights Act

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that helped force states and localities with a history of discrimination to have the Justice Department preclear proposed changes to voting regulations. Representative John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, described the decision as “a dagger in the heart of the…

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CNN.com: ACLU raises privacy concerns about police technology tracking drivers

(CNN) — Police around the United States are recording the license plates of passing drivers and storing the information for years with little privacy protection, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday.  The information potentially allows authorities to track the movements of everyone who drives…

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Washington Post: Richard Cohen: Racism vs. reality

My first notion upon reading this column, was to never post articles from WaPo again.  However they are about as irresponsible when it comes to issues of race, as many other so-called ‘news outlets’.  Whether its denying the existence of racism, or totally exploiting current events that occur within racial context, the news media shares more that its share of blame.   Instead, I decided to post the column as one of many examples of the sort of racial bias and stereotyping that is the  gasoline that fuels racial division in America.  While Mr. Cohen selectively quotes New York City ‘stop & frisk’ statistics, he completely omits the fact only 1 in 10 of those stops results in anything but the public humiliation of young minority men.

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ProPublica.com: Nikole Hannah Jones: A Colorblind Constitution: What Abigail Fisher’s Affirmative Action Case Is Really About

When the NAACP began challenging Jim Crow laws across the South, it knew that, in the battle for public opinion, the particular plaintiffs mattered as much as the facts of the case. The group meticulously selected…

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CNN.com: James C. Moore: Paula Deen’s words echo South’s racist past

What does Paula Deen’s saga and the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Voting Rights Act have in common?   If Paula ever returns from her ‘apology tour’, and her corporate sponsors ever cease mindlessly distancing themselves from her, then she, they, and maybe Justice John Roberts, et al, should take a moment to read this.

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Washington Post: John Lewis: John Lewis and others react to the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling

The Supreme Court has stuck a dagger into the heart of the Voting Rights Act. Although the court did not deny that voter discrimination still exists…

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