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Wichita State University police are investigating reports of racist chalk drawings found on campus Monday morning. Students and employees found sidewalk chalk drawings in front of several buildings. Some of the vandalism included hate speech regarding race and gender identity, according to a news release from the university. The drawings have since been removed. In a statement, WSU President John Bardo condemned the chalkings. “We deplore all forms of hate speech, including these acts of...

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As a fan of the National Basketball Association, and as someone who does research in African American history, the recent Donald Sterling debacle reminded me that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was correct when he stated that laws and court decisions can’t necessarily change what’s in the hearts of individuals. Yet, notwithstanding public revelations about Sterling’s attitudes regarding blacks, to me, the most important aspect of this story was how African American NBA players...

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We shouldn’t be surprised that Paula Deen lost her culinary empire because of racist remarks during an interview. We should, however, be surprised by the media’s reaction. Deen grew up in the segregated South and is, to a certain degree, a product of a racist linguistic environment.

What’s at issue with Paula Deen isn’t so much about how our current culture views race: it wouldn’t have been a problem if most of America didn’t agree that what she said was wrong, and Deen herself...

During this Valentine's season, I’ve been consulting a heart specialist. My cardiologist of choice is none other than the widely esteemed Dr. Seuss.

It’s just a week and a half from February, Black History Month. But the way things have been going lately, January should be called the “talk-in-code-to-racists” month. You know what I’m talking about, wink, wink. I’m talking about the “Food stamp president” and his wife, “Mrs. Yo-mama.” Wink, wink. When disgraced former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, railed against the President in a South Carolina speech recently, calling him “the food-stamp president,” everybody knew what he meant....