- Politicians -- Democrats, Republicans, the Tea Party -- manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities and the government, by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests.
- Part 1- The Racism Behind Boehner's Threats to Sue Obama
- Part 2- Racism in Politics Too Often Goes Unreported
- Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity, and Coulter intentionally tore America apart.
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1- The Racism Behind Boehner's Threats to Sue Obama
This new attack by Boehner on Obama's legitimacy as president is nothing more than an extension of the earlier Republican Birther attack.
Thom Hartmann, AlterNet
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June 28, 2014 | First, the Republicans were gleeful that the Democratic Party had nominated a black man who's middle name was Hussein to run for president. They figured beating him would be a cakewalk, and didn't even get too upset when John McCain picked a fringe politician from Alaska as his running mate.
After all, Obama was black and his middle name was Hussein – how could they lose even if their nominee was an elderly crank and their vice presidential nominee was a former sports reporter on local television?
Thom Hartmann is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and liberal political commentator. He is the #1 progressive radio talk show host in the US and a New York Times bestselling author, including 4 Project Censored awards.
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Part 2- Racism in Politics Too Often Goes Unreported
The GOP has a serious problem with racism, and corporate media are often loath to point fingers too directly at elite American institutions such as one of the two major political parties.
Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity, and Coulter intentionally tore America apart
Steve Rendall, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
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John Huppenthal: Arizona school superintendent by night.
June 27, 2014 | Evidence that racism is thriving in the US arrives on a regular basis. There are the ongoing stories of institutional racism that media often fail to frame as being about racism are there: underfunded schools, drug wars, sentencing differentials, stop and frisk, lending disparities–the list goes on and on.
There are also the episodic stories that media are usually more comfortable with–because they're shorter, come with names attached, can be treated as isolated incidents and often leave the reader or viewer with a feeling that the problem is at least being addressed. But even these stories, depending on who the bigots are, often go begging in corporate media newsrooms.
Senior Media Analyst and Co-producer of CounterSpin Steve Rendall is FAIR's senior analyst. He is co-host of CounterSpin, FAIR's national radio show. His work has received awards from Project Censored, and has won the praise of noted journalists such as Les Payne, Molly Ivins and Garry Wills.
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Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity, and Coulter intentionally tore America apart, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks, Salon