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American Conservative Politics and the Long Shadow of Slavery

by Elizabeth Anderson

Racism has always been central to the politics of the Right. “Not only the content, but the style and emotional register of conservative politics have been constant” since the birth of the Republic. Today’s “conservatives” are more polite than their predecessors, but white supremacy remains the message.

I’m Black and I Want More “Stuff” and “Things”: An Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly

by Jesse Hagopian

The arch-racist Bill O’Reilly believes Blacks expect to receive “a cornucopia of benefits” from the newly-reelected president. However, it’s about four years late for that. African Americans know they’ll have to fight – and work – to get what they deserve, as has always been the case.

Race-Based Romney-Speak

 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

There is no mystery to what Mitt Romney was trying to say, in his incompetent way, at the Boca Raton fundraiser. Romney was performing the standard anti-Black “entitlement” and “dependency” speech, but then threw other demographics in the mix. “The result: Romney ‘niggerized’ almost half of America – which is what all the furor is about.”

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