racism

Commentary
5:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Confronting Racism In Sports

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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.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

OnWords: A Racist Linguistic Environment

Image of Paula Deen taken as part of a public relations campaign for the nonprofit group Civitan.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Richard Crowson: Dr. Seuss, Heart Surgeon

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Richard Crowson: Talk-In-Code-To-Racists Month

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.

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