Stereotypes help market American merchandise for more than a century, and the history of their use and abuse offers a strange and telling story of race relations in this country. Starting with sugar, its long history is interwoven with that of the slave trade.
Seen any Indians on TV lately? Probably not, and you’re not likely to. Here's why: The FCC has allowed the American television Industry, which I like to call "a content provider," because the Internet has changed everything. They don’t know what to call themselves either.
It seems that we all can be lost on what a "call to action" really entails.
Historically, when different groups of people came into contact with one another, they offered different explanations for the phenotypic variations they saw.
This column originally appeared on Race-Talk.org.
After waiting in vain for five years for its public schools to voluntarily eliminate Native race-based sports stereotypes, Oregon is on the verge of making it mandatory.
I was very disappointed to read Chuck Trimble’s mean-spirited, divisive commentary “Keeping Victimhood in Perspective.” I have never met Mr. Trimble, so I will introduce myself.
In a speech to fellow Republicans in Chicago in December 1856, Abraham Lincoln said: “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.
Each year, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8. Thousands of events take place worldwide to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
A recent article posted by UN-DESA states few causes promoted by the United Nations have generated more intense and widespread support than the campaign to promote and protect the rights of women.
Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by the author of a new book that relates personal stories of suffering in Indian boarding schools and other vehicles of “genocide.” The
The strength and the endurance of racism and discrimination against American Indians are easily traced to earlier periods of our history that we are desperately trying to understand and reconcile.
In his Executive Order declaring November 2011 “Native American Heritage Month,” U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration “recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history.” As a key part of that history, today marks the 125th year since the U.S.