August 3, 2010
If the BFAA actually believes that Vilsack acted alone in firing Sherrod—despite the fact that Sherrod herself has said the order came from higher up—then they’re showing naïveté unbecoming of serious political organization.
by Achy Obejas onJuly 28, 2010
Achy Obejas talks to an Afro-Cuban intellectual who says that Cuba's gotten a pass on race for far too long.
by Leonardo Padura onJuly 26, 2010
When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, Cuba's best-known novelist weighs in.
July 21, 2010
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who fired USDA employee Shirley Sherrod on Monday after being duped into believing she gave a racist speech, apologized for his actions and said that he’s offered a new position to Sherrod.
by David Swerdlick onJuly 21, 2010
Right-wing blogs don't help the Tea Party's cause by papering over their race issues. And in the process, they're turning off a lot of potential black voters. Like me.
by Charles E. Cobb Jr. onJuly 21, 2010
A friend takes a look at the real Shirley Sherrod.
by Terence Samuel onJuly 20, 2010
July 14, 2010
Not only is his strength, intelligence and beauty at the forefront of his character, but it’s heralded as being at the apex of manhood.
July 13, 2010
July 9, 2010
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