Tag: Gop

Racism Is Over

By Chris Hoenig Sunday marked the anniversary of one of the most symbolic moments of the civil-rights movement: On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus for a white person and was arrested. The anniversary brought about a rare bipartisan show…

Analyst Fired After 'Low Average IQ of Hispanics' Immigration Study

By Dara Sharif A conservative-think-tank associate’s assertions that immigration reform should take into account “the low average IQ of Hispanics” led to his abrupt departure. But the damage to the Heritage Foundation’s reputation as well as to the conservative political brand may have far greater implications, and provide a lesson…

Racism & Bigotry: Will 'Wetback' Slur Derail GOP's Rebranding Efforts

Crushing defeats in last year’s election left Republicans aching to reposition their political platform, but continuing cultural-competency gaffesnamely, Alaska Congressman Don Young’s recent racial slursuggest that the GOP is far from improving its relevancy with an increasingly diverse American population. During a recent interview with KRBD radio, Young “accidentally” used…

GOP for White People Only

By Barbara Frankel After I saw the movie Lincoln, I wondered: When did the Republican Party go from being the champion of inclusion to advocating the “politics of nullification” The answer is analyzed in a fascinating and important new article in The New Republic, “Original Sin: Why the GOP is…