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Race Relations

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on race relations in America.

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RACE BAITING: Giulianis politics of fear

Amsterdam News, Commentary, Herb Boyd, Oct 23, 2009

When Rudy Giuliani recently appeared with Mayor Bloomberg in Brooklyn, he unleashed a firestorm of incendiary comments. Most alarming for some of his backers was what Bill de Blasio charged as veiled race baiting by the former mayor.

New Crack Cocaine Bill Leaves Thousands Behind Bars

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Oct 21, 2009

In the 1980s, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted to impose harsh sentencing for crack cocaine. Now he says he made a mistake 20 years ago, and is introducing legislation to remove the disparity between crack and powdered cocaine possession. But the fact that his bill is not retroactive means that the Fairness in Sentencing Act is anything but fair.

Derrion Albert and the Need for Change

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 14, 2009

Earl Ofari Hutchinson discusses the causes of youth violence and the political response to the killing of teen Derrion Albert.

Million Dollar Slave Revolt -- Limbaugh vs. Black NFL

New America Media, Blog, Kevin Weston, Oct 13, 2009

Rush Limbaugh set off a firestorm after announcing he was joining a bid to buy an NFL franchise. Black players, the players' union and civil rights leaders have all condemned the deal.

Cultural Gap in Depression

A Fatal Cultural Gap: Depression Among Minorities

New America Media, News report, Viji Sundaram, Oct 08, 2009

Trained mental health professionals find it difficult to diagnose depression in minorities, most of whom are already reluctant to seek psychiatric care, because the psychiatric framework for evaluating behavior is Euro-centric.

Race + Gender = How Happy You Are

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, Sep 30, 2009

A recent study suggests women today are less happy than they were in the 1970s. We asked young people if women really are more stressed than men, and why black women are supposedly happier than other racial groups.

Five Years Later, Still Not A Genuine Black Man

New America Media, Audio, Kevin Weston, Sep 29, 2009

Brian Copeland is celebrating the five year anniversary of the premiere of his one man show by returning home to the Bay Area.

Fox TV's New Minstrel Show

New America Media, Commentary, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Sep 28, 2009

Foxs debut of the The Cleveland Show is a desperate attempt to work against the improved international image of black people after the election of a black president, writes the commentator.

New America Now: Annie Le Murder, Chevron Vs. Ecuador, Not a Genuine Black Man

New America Now, Audio, Sep 26, 2009

This Week: Some Latino community leaders want to boycott the Census, the murder of Yale student Annie Le is discussed, Joe Berlinger's documentary Crude opens in the Bay Area, Margaret Jenkins voices the concerns of Chinese dancers in her new performance, and Brian Copeland celebrates the five year anniversary of his one man show.

Obama Cant Talk About Race Even If He Wants To

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Sep 24, 2009

The bitter truth is that President Obama cant talk about race even if he wants to. This has absolutely nothing to do with his mixed racial upbringing, or his straddle of many worlds. It has everything to do with politics.

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