Tag: race relations

by Daniela Gerson

August 11 marked 50 years since Watts — along with most of South Los Angeles — erupted in six days of racially charged upheaval. Local and national media outlets marked the anniversary with coverage that revisits the police stop that triggered the upheaval, probes comparisons with Baltimore and Ferguson, and investigates the myriad and disturbing persistent problems. This is […] more »

by Dori J. Maynard

In the end, it may be the cell phone that makes the difference in Oscar Grant’s death. Without it, it’s likely that 22-year old father would have been just another anonymous black man who ended up dead after a run in with law enforcement. Instead, as Grant lay face down on the platform of a […] more »

by Dori J. Maynard

Over at TheRoot.com, Kim McLarin points out the ridiculousness behind the rumor that floating “out there” exists a tape of Michelle Obama using the term “whitey.” McLarin does not base her argument on the fact that a Princeton and Harvard University graduate, married to a man with the political savvy to come from behind to […] more »