Racism

Obama Complains About the ’19th Century’ — Again

Obama’s complaint about the “19th century” echoes a similar complaint made by his administration. In 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry complained that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behaving in a “19th century fashion” rather than obeying the niceties of 21st century diplomacy when he invaded Crimea.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton: Jerry Jones Has a ‘Plantation Kind of Mentality’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network host Al Sharpton compared owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones to slave owners for saying he would discipline players who kneeled during the National Anthem. Sharpton said, “So you have an all-white league of owners

Austin City Council Resolution Condemns ‘Harmful’ Confederate Monuments

The Austin City Council voted Thursday on a resolution that condemns displays of Confederate statues, artifacts, and memorabilia. In a three-page document, council members call Austin a “welcoming city to people of all backgrounds” where Confederate iconography is “harmful to the peace and tranquility of the city.”

Kamala Harris (Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty)

Kamala Harris Challenges President Trump over Racism

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) challenged President Donald Trump from the pulpit at one of the nation’s oldest African-American churches on Sunday, accusing the commander-in-chief of carrying out “an assault on our deepest values” and “our commitment to equality, to fairness, and to justice.”