President Trump, we should know by now, is the master of distraction, making it hard for the news cycle to keep up with his endless string of controversy-inspiring tweets and incendiary behaviors. As the media gets caught up in dissecting the language and meaning of one text, he is on to something else.
In a political moment when the American president not only stokes the fires of sexism, racism, and the hate they represent but also seems to embody these values, Martin McDonagh’s 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, in its thoughtful, sympathetic, and loving approach to understanding hate, could not be more timely.
"What will happen next? I doubt that Donald Trump will be able to calm and comfort the nation in that moment."
The willingness of this president to ignore what is specifically fueling the outbreak of deadly violence and hatred in Virginia will only give oxygen to those causing it.
With each announcement the shock and trauma of what’s happening to this country, the civil rights of its citizens, and future of the free press is felt all over again.
This is the mess Donald Trump created. Before he takes office, he must clean it up.
The empty souls of the Westboro Baptist Church are going to picket the funerals of the nine people murdered in a terrorist act, which they say is a lesson to stay away from Hillary Clinton fundraisers.
On Monday, New York Times columnist Charles Blow reminded the nation, that being black in America has consequences when African-Americans interact with the police. He relayed the story of how his son, Tahj, a Yale University student, was confronted at gunpoint by a campus police officer. The young man was unarmed and had committed no crime. He had just left the campus library. However, because Blow’s son resembled the description of a burglary suspect, an officer accosted the student, and forced him to the ground.
Even when the right tries to explain racism, they end up being racist. They are all in agreement that there are black criminals and bad cops. Funny thing, a cop who commits a crime, is indicted, found guilty and is serving time, well, they are a bad apple.
It was just a matter of time before the opposition and criticism of astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson became overtly racist, and it is no real surprise that Fox News provided a nationally-televised forum for a white supremacist.
Some men have been suggesting Rodgers' killing of more men than women means he wasn't a misogynist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
By caving in to hate groups A&E has sent a clear message that haters are to be tolerated, but not those who are the victims of that hate.
The anniversary of the end of slavery was remembered by a tea party leader by admonishing African Americans to stop complaining their ancestors were indentured servants.
After years of conservatives demonizing liberalism and progressivism, atheists, Muslims, environmentalists, Pagans, moderate Christians, and, especially, members of the LGBT community, the Family Research Council is acting like they don’t understand why people are so angry.
Instead of a public outcry against blatant racism, main stream media failed to report the story on every evening newscast across the country.
It is time for Americans to call out white supremacy and racism in all its forms regardless the certain attacks by Republican Party faithful screaming those identifying dog-whistle racism are racists
Conservative Christians want to be able to spew hate and lies but for nobody to have the right to disagree with or refute them
Right wing Pastor Scott Lively hit a new level of crazy even for the far right by claiming that same sex marriage caused Noah's Flood.
The issue here is hate and what it leads to. Hate kills. It is graphically and tragically that simple.
There are some who want Limbaugh off the air, and others want his racist and misogynistic rhetoric to stop, but they all have one goal in common; ending the hate Limbaugh promotes and inspires.