Posts tagged "National Conversation on Race"

Did Juan Williams deserve to be fired from NPR?

By now, you’ve probably heard that National Public Radio fired their political analyst Juan Williams for comments he made on FOX news about Muslims. Williams was talking to Bill O’Reilly, who made some of the hosts of the daytime talk show The View hopping mad week before last when O’Reilly blamed 9/11 on all Muslims.... Read more »

Since Obama's election, has racism gotten better or worse?

I will always remember being in Grant Park the night Barack Obama was elected president. The air was thick with a kind of intoxicating magic. People were crying, hugging strangers, singing and shouting. But two years later, I think it’s safe to say the bloom is off the rose. That night, America felt to me... Read more »