Reaching out to black friends for guidance or to show empathy is good, but policing your own people and speaking among yourselves about the problem would be better.
Adam Howard is a Senior Associate Producer for the Full Frontal with Samantha Bee show. Previously he was an editor and writer for NBC News, MSNBC, theGrio and The Nation. He has also contributed to Playboy.com. In his spare time he makes pop artwork and performs in front of live audiences, including hosting screenings at his local Alamo Drafthouse. You can find nearly all his work at https://www.theadamhowardproject.com. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Liz and their dog Gizmo.
The president routinely endorses and encourages police brutality, vilifies non-violent protesters of color, and spits out racist views.
The president bears no direct responsibility for Floyd’s death, but his embrace of racist language, ideas and policies has heightened the perception that black life is expendable.
It’s a familiar challenge now for Sanders, whose insurgent campaign against Clinton saw its momentum blunted repeatedly by her overwhelming support among African-Americans.
His condescending overtures to black people aim to provide cover for his supporters who are uncomfortable with how comfortable white supremacists are with this president.
Many Democratic voters—black and brown ones very much included—have internalized the racialized rush to judgment about electability that took place after the 2016 contest.
But as she aimed for him, Kamala Harris’ past started to catch up with her, too.
The president treats black celebrities much like he treats white people — his assessment of their talent and worth is a product of their opinion of him.
According to a new report, Daniel Craig will pass the martini to “Captain Marvel” actress Lashana Lynch, who will be introduced as the new 007 in the still-untitled 25th Bond film.
Busing was always an imperfect solution, but the problem it sought to address—school segregation—is only getting worse. If busing isn’t the answer, Democrats need to find one.