Tag: Slavery

Archived: Newspaper Apologizes for Slavery Cartoon

By Chris Hoenig A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after publishing an editorial cartoon that compared air travel to the slave trade. In its Saturday edition, the Lancaster New Era ran a cartoon that depicts a couple standing before a diagram of the seating chart for a slave ship….

Archived: N.C. Senate Candidate: Food Stamps Are Slavery

By Albert Lin Yet another politician has resorted to using slavery as a metaphor. In a videotaped interview with the North Carolina Tea Party from October, Dr. Greg Brannon, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate, said that the food-stamp program “enslaves people,” claiming that being at someone’s behest—the government,…

Archived: MSNBC Host Resigns After Palin-Slavery Comments

By Chris Hoenig Martin Bashir has left MSNBC after making crude remarks about Sarah Palin on his show last month. On Nov. 15, Bashir was responding to Palin’s comparison of the national debt to slavery and said that the former Vice Presidential nominee’s comments dehumanized the horrifying pain and torture…

Archived: "This Isn't Racist, but "

By Chris Hoenig Quick note to Sarah Palin, or anyone else who does this, for that matter: If you open a sentence with “This isn’t racist, but …,” well, chances are you’re about to say something that probably is racist and you should stop yourself right there. Oh, and a…

Archived: Study: Modern Racists Live in the Legacy of Slavery

By Chris Hoenig Is modern racism one of the lasting effects of slavery A new study suggests so. University of Rochester researchers found that white Southerners who have negative attitudes toward Blacks are more concentrated in areas that were home to slave plantations a century and a half ago. Neighbors…