NAACP

Tulsa Murders Targeting Black Community Point to Racial Vendetta

Two men were arrested and charged early Sunday in a shooting rampage that left three dead and two injured in Tulsa. All the victims are African-American and widespread media speculation is that the attacks were racially motivated. Racist violence is … Continued

Friday Media Recall (11.11.11)

Every Friday we want to offer a collection of media pieces that we’re finding provocative, vital, persuasive, prophetic, genius, infuriating, mind-blogging, and other adjectives that gesture at all things thought-provoking. Some of these posts will, of course, focus on immigration, … Continued

Politics

Cross-Post: A “war on drugs” or a war on people of color?

Originally published on Race-Talk, a project of the Kirwan Institute. By Elizabeth Renter on October 21, 2010 at 11:00 am When the head of the California division of the NAACP spoke out in support of that state’s Proposition 19 this … Continued

Immigration

Tea Party Exhibits Racism, House Gives It a Caucus

According to Vice President Joe Biden, neither he nor the Obama administration believes the Tea Party to be a racist organization. This past Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Vice-President Joe Biden said, “I don’t believe—the president doesn’t believe—that the Tea … Continued

Immigration

Tea Partiers Dispute Charges of Racism…With Racism

Editor’s note: In the original version of this article, we incorrectly stated that Republican candidate Jason Sager attended an event hosted by the Council for Conservative Citizens. A representative for Mr. Sager informed Imagine 2050 that he decided against attending … Continued

Politics

KKK Rallies Against Immigration in Georgia

Yesterday, a KKK rally took place in Nahunta, Georgia. HistoricCity News reported the event as follows: One news account from the scene just outside Brunswick said, “The KKK members are speaking to the crowd about immigration, gun-owner’s rights and sex … Continued

Lessons of the Tulsa Race Riots

On May 31, 1921 the reputation of Oklahoma was irreparably harmed when racial tensions turned violent in the thriving town of Tulsa. With over 300 African Americans murdered (some estimates reach into the thousands), and thousands of homes and businesses … Continued

Immigration

Immigration Reform Naysayers Should Embrace Possibility

This morning I found myself at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. I was there to observe the public launch of a new campaign Reform Immigration for America. The campaign unites labor, faith, civil rights, pro-immigrant, business and law … Continued

Unparalleled Push For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Begins

It has begun. The most respected voices on immigration, civil rights, labor, business, and faith joined forces today in an unparalleled call for comprehensive immigration reform. Their message? We need a common-sense solution to our broken immigration system in 2009. … Continued

Culture

Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

We don’t know our own history. I aced the mandatory eighth grade Illinois Civics class in 1960, by repeating what I had been taught about Abraham Lincoln. But I was not taught about Ida B. Wells, the African-American journalist who … Continued