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Race and Beyond

Planned Cable Reality Show Hit with Protest

Backlash against a controversial Oxygen-network program filled with offensive stereotypes will keep it off the air, but Sam Fulwood III wonders what the show’s producers were thinking in the first place.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Escapist and Thought-Provoking ‘Django Unchained’

Even with its profanity and violence, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film succeeds in subverting certain Hollywood conventions on race.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

AP Poll Shows Increase in Racist Sentiment, but It Shouldn’t Be Believed

While a new poll shows an increase in antiblack attitudes, this increase might have more to do with increased openness on these challenging issues, not rising racist feelings.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Republican Party Has No Interest in Courting Black Voters

In postelection commentary, Republican leaders have made no mention of the need to repair relations with black voters.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A New Strategy for the Republican Party

A blogger reflects on Gov. Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign and what it means for the future of the Republican Party.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Final Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Sam Fulwood III delineates the four main lessons he’s learned this election season.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Let’s Talk About Race and Poverty

The presidential candidates’ unwillingness to discuss these two major issues is a shameful failure of courage and leadership.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Right-Wing Executives Threaten Employees Over Election Results

Recent barely legal attempts by right-wing executives to influence election results through threatening their employees’ job status smack of medieval feudalism.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Remembering James Meredith

The role of Meredith and countless others in integrating America’s college campuses should not be forgotten.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coming Together to Help Black Boys and Men

A recent roundtable meeting shows the steps many are taking to improve the lives of black youth and men.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 Takeaways from the Democratic National Convention

Sam Fulwood III recaps what he learned at this year’s convention.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obama at the DNC: How Different is America from What He Hoped for in 2004?

Sam Fulwood III explores how America has changed since the president’s keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Secession Isn’t the Answer

Sam Fulwood III examines the evolving state of American race relations and what that means for the sociopolitical environment of the South.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It’s Not Too Late to Save the Middle Class

American workers have been getting pounded for decades, writes Sam Fulwood III. The right policies can help them and get our economy back on track.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fighting Fatherlessness

Sam Fulwood III looks at a new book that hopes to spur a wider public conversation about the role of fathers in their families and in the larger American community.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012