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Friday, February 26, 2010

Race Talk

Why We Need to Have Empathy For Tea Party Lunatics - March 2, 2010 

If we don't understand how decent, god-fearing, victimized people can come to espouse such dangerous ideologies, we won't be able to fight them effectively.  http://www.alternet.org/story/145848/why_we_need_to_have_empathy_for_tea_party_lunatics_

Trent Frank, Arizona Republican Say Blacks Better Off as Slaves

So, bad move, Mr. Frank, very bad move.

The number of hate groups in America has been going up for years, rising 54 percent between 2000 and 2008 and driven largely by an angry backlash against non-white immigration and, starting in the last year of that period, the economic meltdown and the climb to power of an African American president.

Student admits hanging noose in campus library - February 26, 2010 

A conversation with Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Boyce Watkins analyzes the fight between Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton -

Sharpton-Smiley fight reveals rift in black leadership over Obama
By Dr. Boyce Watkins - 11:09 AM on 02/24/2010

CEO Loses Job Over First Lady as Chimp E-Mail

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