You might have caught wind of the recent Miami Dolphins’ controversy. While it’s easy to dismiss the dispute as a war between the two players most directly involved -Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito- in truth the story and the resulting back and forth provide a telling look into the bullying, bravado and intolerance permitted and encouraged by NFL culture.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday November 22, 2013 6:00 pm|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday November 6, 2013 5:53 pm|
As a black girl, the act of maintaining the belief that you rock given the influx of media depictions that suggest otherwise, and the implication of all the places that couldn’t manage to find one black girl who was good enough to make the cut- or couldn’t be bothered to mention any of the black girls who had done similar work– is a perpetual bummer.
|By: James R. Acker Sunday November 3, 2013 2:58 pm|
This book provides unparalleled insights into the workings of the Supreme Court and the often wildly unpredictable and clandestine underpinnings of rules of law that eventually emerge in far tidier terms in the justices’ written opinions. It is rich with revelations, intrigue, and scholarly perspective about the law and politics of capital punishment. A Wild Justice pays many handsome dividends in the reading.
|By: Shannon Sonenstein Tuesday October 22, 2013 7:15 pm|
All of the things that kept us safe were being questioned in 1968 in Night of the Living Dead and the movies that came after. I thought that this statement worked as a big idea ending and lent itself to the mission of trying to de-ghettoize horror. Horror can have a positive effect on our society and should be looked at as a legitimate art form that is crucially subversive, making us question things in ways that are healthy and very powerful.
|By: RH Reality Check Wednesday September 18, 2013 5:45 am|
The United States Supreme Court term begins in October, and while the entire docket has not yet been set, already it’s shaping up to be a historic term, with decisions on abortion protests, legislative prayer, and affirmative action, just to name a few. Here are the key cases to keep an eye on as the term starts up.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday September 11, 2013 2:00 pm|
The crowd at Hartford had something in mind that they wanted to see. They wanted to hear bits from The Chappelle show– when he refused to comply, they got angry. Not because his material was mediocre but because it wasn’t what they anticipated.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 24, 2013 9:00 am|
Each time I read or hear Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a different piece leaps out at me. Today, as we come to the fiftieth anniversary of that speech, it’s this:
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
The language of nullification — the thought that state laws can trump federal laws — is still a part of our national lexicon, despite the fact that the Nullifiers lost the Civil War. Indeed, here in Missouri, it’s become a very large part of the state political conversation.
|By: RH Reality Check Friday August 23, 2013 7:00 pm|
On Saturday, August 24, tens of thousands of people will descend on the nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the actual anniversary of which is August 28.
There have been some grumblings that the anniversary events will not duly encompass contemporary racial justice issues, and need to do more than re-live the famous images of the past
|By: Alvin McEwen Monday July 29, 2013 7:25 am|
For all of the arguments and discussions asking is the struggle for lgbt equality comparable to that of the African-American civil rights movement, there are times when very few notice the similarities.
And this is one of those times