Are there racial disparities in healthcare? Yes. Do doctors treat patients differently based on race? Yes, most studies show this to be the case. Well, an several exciting new books have been released that study the genetic differences among blacks, whites and other racial groupings. Have you heard this one? A sociologist, a lawyer, [...]
The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point [...]
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed his financial status to the public in a recent disclosure. According to sources, Romney is worth as much as $250 million. This dwarfs the financial standing of President Obama, who is worth between $2.6 million and $8.3 million. Most of Romney’s wealth is locked up in investments that [...]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a closer look at how global warming is affecting the Arctic region this week. The visit was in response to a growing desire to use the region to tap into billions of dollars worth of oil reserves. “Billions” may not be the right word, since the estimated [...]
International envoy Kofi Annan on Saturday criticized President Bashar al-Assad for failing to comply with a peace plan to end the Syriaconflict and said his forces were carrying out atrocities, arbitrary arrests and other abuses regardless of the world outcry against him. At a meeting with members of the Arab League, Annan gave a bleak assessment [...]
President Obama is getting increased scrutiny for his handling of the economy. The recent jobs report showed an uptick in unemployment for all Americans, with the rate rising to 8.2% this month, from 8.1% last month. Black unemployment is far worse, at 13.6%. There were only 69,000 jobs added to the economy in May, the [...]
The ethics chief of the Southern Baptist Convention was punished this week and had his radio show cancelled after he made inflammatory comments about the Trayvon Martin case. Just today, George Zimmerman had his bail revoked after a judge determined that he’d violated the terms of his probation. The Southern Baptist Convention has been [...]
In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the recent decision by a Florida judge to revoke the bail of George Zimmerman. He also discusses the racial implications of the Trayvon Martin case.
A coalition of African Americans who are concerned about recent hazing deaths have launched a campaign to put hazing to an end for good. The death of Drum Major Robert Champion at Florida A&M University has served as cause for alarm, leading them to take a stand on the issue. “We no longer can treat [...]
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Professor Paul Butler writes on the theory of Jury Nullification, where African Americans should not convict African American defendants.