Christianity and racial politics

In both 2000 and 2004, the most reliable indicator of a voter's support for one presidential candidate or the other was that voter's commitment, or lack thereof, to religious faith. Most pundits were predicting a similar result this year, which explains the massive effort by the Democratic party to ... Continue reading

I see your true colors

There is a group of people who frustrate me to no end. No, not stinky cab drivers. I'm talking about those well-meaning folk who proudly proclaim (in their best we-shall-overcome-one-day voices), I don't see color. ... What they are attesting to is their "inability" ever to notice anyone's racial ... Continue reading

The scarlet epithet

The Rev. Grainger Browning of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington has been urging his members to stop using it. Students at the historically black Bowie State University banished the word from two dorms and started charging those who use it $25 fines. Nationally, the NAACP held a symbolic ... Continue reading

Racism and Middle East politics

The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. ... As the Imam said, 'Israel must be wiped off the map.' — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera Anger towards Israel by its Arab ... Continue reading