Here Is a Picture Of Jesse Jackson Playing Basketball With Marvin Gaye.

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This is the kind of thing that needs to be taught in history classes. [...]

Racial Inequality and the Rhetoric of Responsibility.

(by Jeremy R. Levine at Social Science Lite)

Last Spring, Brown University economist Glenn Loury presented at Harvard sociology’s Workshop on Race and Black Youth Culture. He titled his talk “Culture, Causation and Confusion: Why Bill Cosby is Wasting His Time,” engaging with the pervasive “rhetoric of responsibility” frequently applied to blacks in [...]

'Don't Let Them Jesse Jackson You.'

(By Jeremy Levine, and x-posted from Social Science Lite.)

In last week’s New York Times, Jeremy Peters wrote a thought-provoking article about the lack of visible leadership in the gay rights movement. While Peters is generally fast and loose (read: weak) with his historical analysis, his general point seems accurate: there really isn’t [...]

Goodbye to "Sister Souljah."

by publius over at Obsidian Wings. cross-posted with permission.

I keep hearing that Nutsgate is a “Sister Souljah moment” for Obama. Frankly, it’s annoying me. First – it’s not a Sister Souljah moment at all. Second – I’m sick of that term. It’s time to retire the Sister Souljah label [...]