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Can Race Ever Be on the Back Burner?

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  • We might have actually retreated from racial equity.
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  • 'A View From the Bottom'
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  • Racism in Minnesota (And Beyond)
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New America Media

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson discusses how the Shirley Sherrod debacle has reignited a conversation about race in the media, about NAACP and the Tea Party and if it has taught us anything about race in the era of Obama.

Many suggest that with the election of President Obama, race has become a non-issue, because as he said when referring to the ethnic segregation of the country, there’s only the United States of America. However, Tim Wise, author of Colorblind, suggests we might have actually retreated from racial equity.

The National Black Prosecutors Association recently had its 27th annual conference in San Francisco and over the last decade there has been a rise of the black district attorneys and prosecutors across the United States. But if justice is colorblind does it make a difference if the prosecutor is black or white? Carmen Lineberger, President of the NBPA, discusses.

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Racism in Minnesota (And Beyond), Jeff Nygaard, Nygaard Notes

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  • We cannot conquer "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism" until we "shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society." -- Martin Luther King
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  • A new legal caste system?
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'A View From the Bottom' Don Nash, Axis of Logic

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  • Nothing brings out the worst in xenophobic America like the color of a person’s skin. Oh yeah.
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  • Why, even in “our modern times” the color of a person’s skin will segregate one into enclaves and ghettos that riddle the California stateside like perky little Gazas here and there.
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  • Can Race Ever Be on the Back Burner?
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