Ann Coulter: Civil Rights Are ONLY For Black People

During an interview with ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, conservative firebrand Anne Coulter declared that only black people are owed civil rights in the United States.

Arguing that other groups were not victims of systems like slavery and Jim Crow, Coulter claims other groups have simply hijacked the civil rights movement for their own agendas.

From the Huffington Post:

“She added, ‘We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another.’ She said that ‘much of the left…dropped the blacks after five minutes’ to argue for ‘civil rights’ for other groups of people.

Candid Camera: The Truth About Political Campaigns

Mitt Romney had a tough week. He spent most of last week responding to the Mother Jones video of him talking to a crowd at a $50,000 a plate dinner about how nearly half of Americans are dependent on the government, among other things. A couple of days later, Romney was charged with dying his face brown, ahead of an appearance on Univision, in an effort to connect with Latino voters. This all seems incredibly absurd to me. Every last bit of it looks like the latest crappy movie from an SNL alum. Yet it is apparently real. So real that folks have spent a lot of time in the interim discussing whether or not the release of the Romney video has essentially toasted his bid for president. It seems that this most damning of revelations about the Republican nominee for president will be the iceberg that sinks this ship. Obama will be re-coronated and we can all stop threatening to move to Canada. This video is the latest smoking gun, the evidence that Democrats needed. It’s the proof that will either compel folks on the fence to trend BHO, convert conservatives or just proof that they are racist, stupid–or both.

Black Women Leading The Fight Against Voter ID Laws

In the face of voter ID laws that could potentially disenfranchise thousands of minority voters this November, black women in particular are at the forefront of voting rights advocacy across the country.

And the energy and enthusiasm was palpable at a political strategy session in Washington DC this week.

Black women have historically been a significant demographic for the Democratic Party.

STUDY: American Schools Still Segregated Along Racial and Economic Lines

60 years after Brown v. Board desegregated public schools, a new report reveals the obvious:

American schools are still largely segregated along racial and economic lines.

African American and Latino students are likely to attend schools with very few white students, and are more likely to attend schools where a majority of students come from low-income families.

Did Mitt Romney Darken His Complexion for Appearance on Univision?

After appearing on Univision this past week, Mitt Romney’s slightly bizarre appearance immediately got the internet talking.

His seemingly darker complexion got many wondering; did Romney purposefully darken his complexion in order to appeal to a Latino audience?

From the Huffington Post:

“While his orangey-brown appearance on Univision could have been the result of bad lighting or a makeup mishap, left-wing blog the Democratic Underground concluded that Romney “dyed his face brown for his Univision interview.”

E.E. Likhaya Lam: What Happens When You Build a Home and Safe Space for Black Youth

E.E. Likhaya Lam means equal education is our home in Xhosa. This is now the title of a the CD I was able to record with 15 high school youth about how they came to join a movement, and sing to tell about it. Every time I hear the voices of these 15 young people I am inspired and encouraged for what it symbolically means for them to use to sing about their struggle for equality in the education system. But more important than the movement itself, is the process of bringing youth together for a common good. If equal education never actually achieves the title of its own name, what they have built would have been worth the time, money, sweat and effort. E.E. Likhaya Lam is more than a titled of a CD, it is testament to what it means to build of safe space for youth to learn, grow, and act collectively for a universal purpose.