Tag Archive for Race in America

Lincoln died for our sins

Race in America, past and present, (article 9 in a series of 11) The opening scene of Steven Spielberg’s ‘cinemythic’ portrait of the 16th president features President Abraham Lincoln seated on a stage, half cloaked in darkness, and observing the…

New White Negro
Family breakdown is now biracial

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan released a controversial report written for his then boss, President Lyndon Johnson. Entitled ‘The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,’ it described the condition of lower-income African American families and catalyzed a highly acrimonious,…

America’s Twentieth-Century Slavery

The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of Blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II. On July 31, 1903, a letter addressed to President Theodore Roosevelt arrived at the White House. It had been mailed…