- Egypt rights center raided, 2 Mubaraks acquitted
- New Mexico Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage constitutional
- Blame Bush: 5 years later, that’s still the mantra, pollsters find
- Dutch prostitutes demand same retirement benefits as soccer stars
- John McCain to Harry Reid: I’ll ‘kick the crap’ out of you
- Dogs that talk: Researchers seek $10K for ‘No More Woof’ technology
- 1,000 firefighters called to battle stubborn Big Sur wildfire
- Black Friday brouhaha: Millions of Target shoppers hit by credit card theft
- Britain orders airplane to rescue citizens from violent South Sudan
- Mega Millions winner emerges as Georgia mom, in ‘disbelief’
New Black Panthers
Latest New Black Panthers Items
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the Justice Department continues to stonewall investigation of the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case. This reflects systemic injustice at Justice.
The news over the past week or two has been filled with charges and countercharges of racism in the NAACP and the Tea Party movement, criticism of the way the Obama administration has handled its voter-intimidation investigation of the New Black Panther Party, the firing and rehiring of Shirley Sherrod, and a Wall Street Journal opinion column by Sen. James Webb, Virginia Democrat, criticizing affirmative action.
The federal government's dismissal of voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party has not only stirred debate at the national level and among various media outlets, but created a firestorm within the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has announced a separate investigation of the matter.
Just when Americans began to tune out the cacophony of news headlines and tune in the summer season of family, friends and relaxation, the nagging issue of race resurfaced. No matter one's skin color, it's "Here we go again."
Serious inquiries into potential Justice Department malfeasance related to voting rights are gaining momentum. Finally.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean on Sunday accused Fox News of racism for airing without verification a videotape of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod apparently making racist remarks, which led to her dismissal.
It is certainly "racialist" for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., under pressure from President Obama, to dismiss the case against the New Black Panther Party members accused by white witnesses of voter intimidation during the 2008 presidential election ("Racialist Justice," Comment & Analysis, Friday). It is equally egregious for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to have adopted "a policy of refusing to enforce civil rights laws on behalf of whites victimized by minority perpetrators," in the words of the editorial.
The Obama administration faced a blast of criticism Wednesday over its ouster of a black Agriculture Department employee for her remarks about race. The woman says she's not sure she would go back to her job now, even if asked.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People last week approved a resolution condemning a fringe element of the "tea party" movement for "explicitly racist behavior." It would require a flow chart the likes of which have not been seen since the days of health care reform to explain all of the ways this is wrong.