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Sam Fulwood III Archives

What Will Be the Political Discourse Post-Obama?

Fox News’ self-serving Super Bowl sit-down with the president highlighted the fractious nature of our politics that may well be a fixture well into the future.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans

Kaine and Levin walk to Senate unemployment test voteIncome inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Dawn Mabery, Bill Clinton, Nelson MandelaThe author’s personal encounter with Nelson Mandela showed the man’s quiet dignity and strength.

by Dawn Mabery, with Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is White Supremacy Making a Comeback?

White supremacy is probably not returning, as recent studies suggest white Americans are increasingly more progressive on matters of race, as those who long for a return to the nation’s racist past dwindle in number and political influence.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hoop Dreams Versus Hoop Reality

The truth about basketball isn’t what you’d expect.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The President and the Press

Depending on whom you ask, President Obama is either too cozy or too remote with the press.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture

Fess Parker presents rifle to the AlamoMany of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hard-Right Americans Fear the Future

Bill O'ReillyConservative voters’ refusal to embrace a diverse and multicultural America has led to a temper tantrum that threatens to bring the nation’s economy to a halt.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marissa Alexander Stands Her Ground

Marissa AlexanderGeorge Zimmerman used Stand Your Ground laws to evade arrest. Marissa Alexander defended herself from her husband, used Stand Your Ground, and was convicted anyway. Why?

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why Economic Disadvantage Becomes Educational Disadvantage

University of WashingtonEven with equivalent educational achievement, students from poorer backgrounds have much less of a shot to get into top universities than their privileged peers.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Fix College Sports

Paul RobesonMoneyed interests and a lack of respect and historical understanding are ruining college sports—but not irretrievably.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Looking Back at the Leadership of Ben Jealous

Benjamin Jealous’s resignation as president and CEO of the NAACP is being widely lamented, and his tenure in office considered largely successful.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An American Dreamer’s Sad Awakening

Green cardsOne man’s personal journey through the American immigration process has an unhappy ending—for him and for America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It’s Time to Go ‘All In’

Jonadad Luque, Jarlin LuqueWe must embrace the increasing diversity of our nation and put all of our people’s interests at the forefront of our national agenda.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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