People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources.
Donald Trump echoed the sentiments of outrage expressed by many in response to racist remarks allegedly made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but adding that the woman who recorded the conversation is “the girlfriend from hell.”
While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans’ economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.
A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States. As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.
A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people.
They came to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, a tapestry of humanity with all shades of skin and from all walks of life. Yet there was something missing from the Lincoln Memorial this week: Republicans.
During an interview promoting her new movie, “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey stated that Trayvon Martin’s death was the “same thing” as the torture and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, which helped ignite the civil rights movement across the country.
A conservative Bishop is strongly urging African-Americans to break ties from Democrats.
Researchers have discovered that African-American juveniles are exposed to higher volumes of advertising for alcoholic beverages than those in other racial and age demographics.
Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That’s a worrisome message for the nation’s first African-American president, who can’t afford to lose any voters from his base in a tight race.