Tag: Slavery

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…

"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…

'It Is Slavery': FOX News Contributor on Affordable Care Act

Affordable health insurance for every American isn’t just as bad as slaveryit’s just like slavery. At least, that’s what FOX News’ newest contributor says. “You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Ben Carson told a crowd at the 2013…

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…

School Treats Students as Slaves, Uses N-Word to "Encourage Teamwork"

By Chris Hoenig Close your eyes and imagine in your head: Twelve-year-old Black children, closed into cramped quarters, told that they “will go to the bathroom on each other.” If anyone gets sick, they will be thrown overboard. They’re told that they may have to dance to entertain their masters….

Equal Society or Double Standard

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…