05/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon Conyers Tells All
Categories :: Judges/Judiciary
Representative John Conyers has revealed a disturbing pattern of Republican Party racism when it comes to judicial nominees.
01/31/05 :: By Tom Ball It's Official. Bush is a Racist: Flashing the Race Card to Destroy Social Security
Categories :: Framing 101
:: Social Security
Closeted bigots have become versed in traversing the bumpy bigoted landscape, furthering their ideals while claiming tolerance and proclaiming their love for diversity. Thus, they are often difficult to expose outright. We must therefore watch their "walk" vs. their "talk". Don't expect to find Bush using the "N" word or berating gays openly. What you will easily find, however, is a record of civil rights atrocities and staunch support for admitted bigots. Indeed, until Trent Lott spilled the beans regarding his racist beliefs, accusations of contemporary GOP racism was often poo-pooed as left-wing rhetoric with little evidence (i.e. signed confessions).
12/22/04 :: By Delton Murphy Posthumous Justice
Categories :: Activism
:: Civil Rights
The Ghosts of Mississippi will never be silenced--not until justice is done. Forty years later the klansmen who orchestrated the "Freedom Summer Slayings" of 1964 are finally being sought.
12/06/04 :: By Tom Ball Civil Rights Voting Records Spotlight the Stealth Bigots
Categories :: Civil Rights
:: Election 2004
In the wake of the latest election season, charges of voter suppression by Republicans have been flying without mitigation, gaining momentum with each passing day. In response, Republican's couldn't scoff loudly enough, "How dare the Democrats make such baseless accusations. We are a party of compassion and high morals. We are the party of inclusion and tolerance. Just ask Condi and Colin...and also ask that gay fellow who heads up the AIDS office." -- or something like that. As usual, the Republicans' talk is the virtual antithesis of the Republican's walk. To illustrate, we need go no further than the politicians' votes to see who's walk matches their talk.
12/02/04 :: By Tom Ball Tokenism, It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Categories :: Race
There's little doubt that Karl Rove prides himself on the image of inclusion that he has created for the Bush Administration. Indeed, you need look no further than Colin and Condi (fodder for an entire article unto themselves) for proof positive that the GOP is all about inclusion, acceptance and diversity. Quite a heavy burden to rest on the shoulders of two individuals. In reality, however, the celebration of Republican inclusiveness might be a touch premature.