On June 9, Bill Clinton will deliver a speech at Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Keeping Faith with the Legacy of Justice" series. The 42nd president will also accept the Dean's Award for Public Leadership.Perhaps unsurprisingly, news of Clinton's appearance ha ... More >>
A petition put together by two New York City professors accuses MCTC administrators of committing "institutional racism" by formally reprimanding Shannon Gibney for alienating a group of white students with the way she approached a discussion about structural racism during her Intro to Mass Com ... More >>
Talk about awkward -- in tiny Leith, North Dakota, one of the most outspoken white supremacists you'll ever see lives next to the county's only black guy.Craig Cobb recently moved into an $8,600 house with no septic tank or running water in Leith, which has a population of about 20 people. Cobb's pl ... More >>
During a news conference yesterday, the family of Terrence Franklin and a lawyer representing them touted a video they say shows Minneapolis cops using the N-word while they approached the Bryant Avenue South home where Franklin was shot and killed during a May 10 altercation with officers.RELATED: ... More >>
There have been two significant racial incidents at metro schools already this year. In January, racial tensions at Minneapolis's Washburn High School were stoked after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell. Then, the following month, tensions between African-American and ... More >>
Not content to let bygones be bygones following Keith Ellison's bitterly contentious appearance on his show earlier this week, Sean Hannity put the Congressman on blast last night.SEE ALSO: -- DFL thanks Keith Ellison for melting down on Sean Hannity's show-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has lon ... More >>
Surely, you've heard of the "War on Christmas." Well, one Wisconsin lawmaker has now openly declared war on Kwanzaa, of all things.SEE ALSO: Corey Curtis, deadbeat dad of nine children with six women, sentenced to breeding ban In a press release, Wisconsin state Senator Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, ... More >>
In a piece published over the weekend, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin went there -- they wrote a story about the Timberwolves' historically white roster, which has been dubbed the 'Cream Team.'SEE ALSO:-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Co ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- University of Minnesota-Duluth suspends involvement with "divisive" Un-Fair Campaign [VIDEO]-- 11 white supremacists turn out in Duluth, get pelted with snowballs-- "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards roil DuluthThe Un-Fair Campaign has divided Duluth since "It's hard ... More >>
See Also: Chris Fields: "Keith Ellison is militantly anti-America" Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people With the election inching closer, GOP-endorsed Congressional candidate Chris Fields is upping the attack rhetoric, now accusing Keith Ellison of "reverse racism" ... More >>
Chris Fields calls Keith Ellison a reverse racist Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people I wasn't very surprised when I came into work this morning to find I already had three voicemails. Two hangups and one message, all from the same caller: Chris Fields, the GOP-endo ... More >>
See also:-- "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards roil Duluth-- 11 white supremacists turn out in Duluth, get pelted with snowballsA week after UMD Chancellor Lynn Black said his school remained "very much committed to the goals of the [Un-Fair] Campaign," university administrators ... More >>
Note: Brother Ali is a Minneapolis rapper signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment. His latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, will be released in August. Here are portions of an interview following the One Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin held March 29 at the University of Minn ... More >>
Select Comfort pulls the plug
It probably wasn't the sort of showing members of the Supreme White Alliance had in mind, but really, what else did they expect? Eleven members of the white supremacist group took part in an anti-Un-Fair Campaign march in downtown Duluth on Saturday morning, only to be vastly outnumbered by count ... More >>
This Saturday should be an interesting one up in Duluth.Backers of the Un-Fair Campaign's controversial "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards have scheduled a pro-racial-justice counter-rally set to happen concurrently with a white nationalist group's pro-white rally.The racial j ... More >>
A pro-white group plans to rally in protest of Duluth's controversial anti-racism billboards.Backlash against the Un-Fair Campaign's "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards continues. Stormfront -- a "white nationalist" group devoted to promoting white pride throughout the world -- ... More >>
The title of Michele Bachmann's new autobiography took many observers by surprise.This may be the craziest thing Michele Bachmann has said yet.At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans over the weekend, Bachmann tried to make in-roads into Barack Obama's most reliable voter base by c ... More >>
Charles Lindbergh was all about racial purity.If Lake Calhoun is named after a pro-slavery racist, should it get a new name? We asked that question this morning and the poll results and comments took off like wildfire. "This is ridiculous," writes commenter Boom Boom Shikadance (who should ... More >>
Photo: TMAB2003Dangerous weaponry in AustinSo Matthew Novak and Naomi Snoozy decide they're going to do the honorable thing and confront a handful of neo-Nazis at one of those typically tiny little racist rallies that draw more protesters and TV cameras than actual Hitler wannabees. The prot ... More >>
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African Americans voted their pocketbooks; white Americans their "values"
Former mayor Sharon Sayles Belton on her successor
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Dennis Green, Dan Barreiro, and the Race Card
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Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.
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A veteran cop's race discrimination suit against the St. Paul Police Department raises old questions and new tensions.
Where do we go from October 16?
The acquittal of OJ was the least of it.