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Sam Fulwood III Archives

Remembering the Many Voices at the March on Washington

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we should remember the many voices that called for peaceful protests against inequality.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let’s Celebrate Triumph, Not Tragedy

Despite the upsetting not-guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, there is no better time for black men and boys in America.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hockey as a Harbinger of Social Change

Seth JonesRacial lines on the ice disappear as outdated notions of who can and can’t play hockey melt away.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Small Gains for Affirmative Action

Abigail FisherWhile the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action was better than expected, it still leaves many questions unanswered.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Witness to Whiteness

A performance artist explores her life to discover and reveal what it feels like to be white in America.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rude Perhaps, but Heckling Is Nothing New

Michelle ObamaThose who take offense to the heckling of the Obamas have to understand that this form of political dissent is a longstanding tradition.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cereal Ad Gives Us All Something to Chew On

While an ad campaign featuring an interracial couple and their mixed-race daughter upset a few, today’s modern American family mirrors the country’s fast-changing identity.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2012 Election Was a Historic First for Black Voters

A recent Census Bureau report confirms what many African Americans already believed: Attempts to suppress the black vote in 2012 only served to stoke turnout.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When the Facts No Longer Matter, Democracy Is at Stake

Robert RectorThe distortion and gross exaggeration at the heart of the Heritage Foundation’s latest argument against immigration reform even has its right-wing brethren crying foul.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jason Collins’s Anticlimactic Announcement

Jason CollinsThe public’s reaction to the NBA player’s decision to make his sexual orientation public shows how far we’ve come on the issue of LGBT equality.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The American Media Diet

Secretary of State John KerryOur knowledge of foreign affairs is dismal compared to other countries, but if we are going to remain leaders of an interconnected world, we can’t continue to lag behind.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Let’s Agree to Disagree

Roland MartinWe should embrace opposition to our ideas and opinions instead of fiercely opposing it and taking sides, as Michael Fauntroy and Roland Martin recently did in a Twitter debate.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Moving Past Stereotypes in Basketball—and in Life

Lone Peak High basketballOne Utah high school basketball team is breaking down prevalent stereotypes about race in the sport and showing America that talent isn’t color coded.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fixing the GOP

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)Saving the Republican Party will require some radical and fundamental changes, but preventing the party’s demise isn’t an impossible task.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Does the Facebook Generation Think About Racism?

Forest WhitakerTa-Nehisi Coates’s recent New York Times op-ed has sparked an important conversation about race matters in our nation—and it may help to inspire more vigilance among Americans of the younger generation.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 12, 2013