Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Rise for Fourth Year in a Row

Originally posted on SPLC’s blog, Hatewatch, by Mark Potok on October 29, 2008 Hate crimes targeting Latinos increased again in 2007, capping a 40% rise in the four years since 2003, according to FBI statistics released earlier this week. As … Continued

The Discrimination of Lowered Expectations

By Nora Flanagan As a teacher, I often encounter the supposedly subtle indicators of bias in the form of differentiated expectations for various groups of students, followed in my head by the screaming subtext. “He’s very well spoken…[for a black … Continued


Hip-hop Republicans are Down With GOP. No, Seriously.

Skimming campaign news items last week I came across a commentary on the theroot.com that made me giggle. It was called We Down With GOP and was about Hip-hop Republicans. Nerdy title aside, I launched into the article with as … Continued