PostPartisan: Race


Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Cliven Bundy’s outrageous comments about ‘the Negro’

“I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton....“

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The Insiders: Following the money as Democrats celebrate 1st-quarter fundraising advantage

Democrats may have a fundraising advantage, but they still have to overcome the problems caused by an unpopular president.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign fundraising, election 2014, georgia, kentucky, Obamacare, senate race, The Insiders

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Hammerin’ Hank for speaking a racial truth

We rightly revel in how far we have come on race, but let’s not kid ourselves that we are anywhere close to harmony.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Michael Dunn verdict and the civil rights schism between blacks and gays

“Being part of the civil rights movement isn’t just an honor or a rhetorical cloak, it is an obligation.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Davis, LGBT, michael dunn, Race

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

‘The Daily Show’ segment on Jordan Davis rings devastatingly true

The Daily Show nails the dilemma facing black kids with devastating humor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Davis, Race, the daily show

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/29/2014

No, Michael Grimm is a thug

“What’s the definition of a thug? Really?” asked Richard Sherman last week.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Grimm, Race, State of the Union

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 12/30/2013

‘Stop and frisk,’ Bloomberg and me

The stop-and-frisk debate in New York City always made me uncomfortable.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:49 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mayor bloomberg, Race, Racial profiling, stop and frisk

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 12/19/2013

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad blind to reality

This willful ignorance of the second-class citizenship of African Americans is beyond tiresome.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:27 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Sarah Palin invokes slavery, inappropriately of course

Not since Herman Cain tried to explain ‘9-9-9’ have I heard such gibberish employed to justify something so dumb.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race, Sarah Palin

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Flag error highlights a big problem for the GOP

I deserve a dunce cap for not looking more carefully at polling crosstabs. But the data actually underscore a big problem for the GOP.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Race, Republicans

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/12/2013

A Confederacy of dunces against gay pride flag

A symbol of hate is viewed as a more favorable apparel choice for teens than one of inclusion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Race

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013

A KKK-razy Halloween costume

A Virginia mother let her son dress up as a Ku Klux Klansman.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/28/2013

‘We need a Bayard Rustin today’

Were it not for the skill of the openly gay activist for racial and economic equality the world might never have heard of King's dream.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, Race

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013

John Lewis and the continued 'March to Justice'

"There's a lot of pain, a lot of hurt in America," Lewis said. The pain and hurt were palpable during the Q

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, Race, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/16/2013

'The Butler': A black man in a very white house

"The Butler" was a witness to history

By Richard Cohen  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Race

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Deen's distinctions: 'N----s' vs. 'professional black men'

What Deen actually said in a deposition in the $1.2 million discrimination suit against her was far worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:03 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Discrimination, favoritism and black advancement

"Whites helping other whites is not the same as discrimination, and it is not illegal."

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race, Social Issues

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/17/2012

RG III is 'black enough'

If one of the burdens of being a black male is carrying the heavy weight of other people's suspicions, then another is enduring the critique that you're not black enough.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Race, RG III

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Hysterical reactions to race

You’d think that the poll on anti-black views was only of white Americans. And you’d be wrong.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/29/2012

The rise of hate in the age of Obama

How silly to hope that the wave of good feeling on Election Day in 2008 would remain.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

John Sununu: Race-baiting buffoon

The Romney surrogate accuses Colin Powell of blind race loyalty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Race

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/03/2012

‘The Daily Caller’ plays the race card badly

This isn't “a dog siren.” This is ridiculous.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Race

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Stop waiting for and start paying attention to our first black president

Folks “still waiting for our first black president” seem unwilling to pay attention to what the first black president is actually doing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race