S.C. Rep. Mark Sanford Says Haitians Shouldn't Get Birthright Citizenship Because They're Not 'Former Slaves'

In an interview with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin this week, outgoing South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford said he wasn’t a “fan” of birthright citizenship and believed that people who come to the United States. “from Haiti or anywhere else” shouldn’t necessarily have access to it. In fact, if Sanford had his way, it would…

South Carolina County Council Candidate Posed in Blackface; Community Outraged, but The Root Staff Is Unimpressed 

When it comes to blackface, it’s going to take more than a little black shoe polish to rile up the staff at The Root. We’ve seen them all: the racist tributes to sports heroes, the racist tributes to actresses, singers and anyone else famous. We’ve seen the racist attempts at just plain racism. We’ve seen the frat…

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