Racism and “Post-Racial America” part 3: A Short History On Voting Rights Up Until June 25, 2013

 “I was disappointed, because I think what the court did today is stamp the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in its very heart. It is a major set back. We may not have people being beaten today, maybe they are not being denied the right to participate or to register to vote, they are not being chased by police dogs or trampled by horses, but … Continue reading Racism and “Post-Racial America” part 3: A Short History On Voting Rights Up Until June 25, 2013

Racism and “Post-Racial America” part 2: The Racist Legacy That Inspired Affirmative Action

Just yesterday the Supreme Court sent the case Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 11-345 back to the lower courts to be decided once again. In a way, this can be seen as a half-victory for everyone in favor of affirmative action, because it means we haven’t lost. But on the flip side, it can also be seen as an inevitable failure, because the court seemed … Continue reading Racism and “Post-Racial America” part 2: The Racist Legacy That Inspired Affirmative Action

Racism and “Post-Racial America” part 1: When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong With Paula Deen

A lot of buzz is going around  about Paula Deen’s racial remarks  when she suggested a slavery themed wedding for her brother, in which everyone who is serving food be black to give the ambiance of an Antebellum plantation. Now, her show has been dropped, and she’s floating in the racist pool alone without a lifeguard in sight.  This ain’t her week. And this is just weeks … Continue reading Racism and “Post-Racial America” part 1: When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong With Paula Deen