Tag Archives: post racial

Black mayors struggling in post racial America

25 Sep

Many thought that being a black elected official in a “post-racial” society would be great. But for black mayors of large cities it has not been a great time. Adrian Fenty begun the process of fixing Washington DC and for his efforts lost his primary race. Dave Bing of Detroit has been accused of a racial cleaning. Some in Philadelphia are challenging Michael Nutter’s “blackness”, and Cory Booker has lowered the murder rate in Newark NJ and gotten back control of the Newark School system from the state and he is as popular as a black man at a KKK rally. What’s going on here?

 Read a great article from the Washington Post by using the link below on this very subject.
http://aareports.com/2010/09/black-mayors-struggling-in-post-racial.html

The reinvention of Al Sharpton

25 Jul

The reinvention of Al Sharpton

Why the indefatigable Al Sharpton still has work to do. And what his evolution tells us about race and politics in Obama’s America.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/07/reinvention-of-al-sharpton.html