Los Angeles band Day Above Ground is under fire for a new song about Asians that some are calling racist and offensive.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson was in Los Angeles Friday to discuss voting rights issues.
Some students skipped classes Thursday morning after racially charged graffiti targeting African Americans was discovered on the walls of Agoura High School.
Racist graffiti targeting African American students was discovered on walls at Agoura High School over the past few days.
Some Asian Americans expressed their outrage over a taxpayer-funded video mocking the Asian community at the city’s Board of Public Works meeting on Monday.
A UC Irvine student says she is considering leaving the school after someone placed a racist note in her backpack.
The Los Angeles Police Department is doing some soul searching on racism in the ranks.
Civil rights attorney Connie Rice said relations between the LAPD and Angelenos could be damaged in the face of racism allegations against the department made by triple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner.
Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.
While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.