by Paul Helmke onJuly 29, 2010
The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence notes the irony of the planned Aug. 28 rally at the Lincoln Memorial featuring Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Wayne LaPierre of the NRA.
by Lenny McAllister onJuly 16, 2010
Sen. Jon Kyl's defense of tax breaks for the rich, and the intemperate attack on the NAACP by the Tea Party Express' Mark Williams, could kill the right's momentum in November.
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onJuly 16, 2010
The NAACP's demand that leaders of the insurgent group confront racism in its ranks may ultimately help increase its legitimacy.
July 15, 2010
This week on The Confab: Oscar Grant and the radioactive fear of black men. Plus, marking six months after the Haiti earthquake and addressing the racial tenor of the Tea Party. Are tea partiers really any more racist than any other political faction? Join The Root's managing editor Joel Dreyfuss as he talks with senior editor Teresa Wiltz, staff writer Cord Jefferson, contributor to The Root Sophia Nelson and journalist/community activist Davey D.
July 2, 2010
Every now and then a scandal comes along that makes you wonder what would happen if the circumstances were the same but the skin tone changed. The Root takes a look at a handful of brow-raising incidents and asks if race and privilege influenced the outcome.
by Cord Jefferson onMay 18, 2010
As implausible as it may seem, much of the insurgent movement's rhetoric sounds like the views of Eldridge Cleaver's old gang.
September 24, 2009
If we are limited to an endless debate over whether tea partiers have racist hearts, then we miss the bigger question of whether they seek to build a racist society.
- Most Popular
- Most Shared
A tech-marketing firm invites a new hire to join their team using social media.
Recent film exposes journalists' guilt. Plus: The Root's valued leader resigns.
The Chatterati Newsletter Sign Up
The Root DC
- Va. GOP Candidate: Planned Parenthood Worse Than KKK, Civil Rights Leaders Guilty Of Genocide
- Obama Morehouse Speech: President Talks Racism, Choices & ‘Excuses’ At 2013 Commencement [VIDEO]
- Authorities: Hofstra Student Was Killed By Police [VIDEO]
- Happy Birthday, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
- Mike Goodson: NY Jets RB Arrested On Weapons, Drug Charges