Alabama House Gets Closer To Apologizing For Mishandling 1944 Rape

It took a half-century, but Alabama has finally apologized is finally taking steps towards apologizing to Recy Taylor. She was gang-raped by a group of white men whom two all-white, all-male juries refused to indict. Read an interview with her here. Correction: The apology was passed by the House, but has to… » 3/30/11 3:35pm 3/30/11 3:35pm

No Justice Yet For Jim Crow Gang Rape Survivor

It's been nearly 70 years since Recy Taylor, now 91, was gang-raped by a group of white men. Her case was eventually taken up by Rosa Parks, but the confessed perpetrators were never punished. Taylor recently told the Root, "I should have talked more about it too myself. At the time, I didn't want nobody to think… » 2/10/11 2:07pm 2/10/11 2:07pm

Dear McCainiacs: Racism Should Not Be An Accepted American Attribute

It was mentioned earlier today » 10/07/08 3:30pm 10/07/08 3:30pm, but it probably bears repeating: there are some sad (and probably dangerous) racists who count themselves among John McCain's and Sarah Palin's supporters. From to there's a lot of ugly shit around this year that makes purple Band-Aids and flip-flops look like thoughtful political…

John Edwards, Ted Stevens And Everyone Else Are Hypocrites

If the National Enquirer » 7/30/08 11:00am 7/30/08 11:00am weren't relentless hyping its as-yet pictureless story about John Edwards' baby, we could just spend the whole morning talking about Republican hypocrisy, the new poster child for which is Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens. Good old Interwebs Ted was indicted on corruption charges, so we talk about…