Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

For its third installment, the “Hidden Colors” docuseries is tackling racism head on. The series takes a look at the cultural history of African Americans, through the lens of  identity and race in America.

But “Hidden Colors 3” goes beyond the traditional narrative of lynchings and race relations in the country, by offering an in-depth look at “The Rules of Racism.”

Eric Holder: ‘systematic racism far more harmful than racist outburst’


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told graduates during a commencement address at Morgan State University that subtle, everyday racism within the criminal justice system especially, is far more harmful than racist outbursts.

He used examples such as those by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. He referred to the remarks made by the men as “occasional, jarring reminders of discrimination–and the isolated, repugnant, racist views–that in some places have yet to be overcome,” but are only a chip of the actual problem.