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The Unheard

November 27, 2014 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

It was no surprise that the grand jury declined to charge the police officer who fired the fatal shots in Ferguson, Missouri. That's what is so frustrating.

Obama’s Failure Is also that of Racialism

November 12, 2014 // Le Figaro - France - French

<i>The latest “Vanishing into Thin Air” series, which began with the Oct. 24 opinion piece on contemporary art: it's Barack H. Obama's turn.</i> The man who had been introduced — almost unanimously — as the new Messiah, made sacred by the color of his skin, turns out to be a pretty mediocre president of the [Read more]

Racism in Vogue

November 10, 2014 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The full effect of the reorganization imposed by the Supreme Court on campaign financing and the equality of citizen voting has made itself felt for the first time. The result? Depressing!

America Is Haunted by a New Specter

November 8, 2014 // De Volkskrant - Netherlands - Dutch

Old specters are not easily scared. Take for example the specter of racism. Barack Obama twice winning the American presidential election unequivocally narrowed the racial divide in the United States. Well, at least the black community derived new strength from it. Of course, interracial distrust still exists. Not only [Read more]

A Black Man in the US

October 26, 2014 // La Razón - Mexico - Spanish

Daniel’s life has been plagued by abuse. During his childhood in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Bronx, he had to struggle constantly to survive his stepfather’s anger attacks. His mother did not know what was happening because she had no other option but to leave him at home at the mercy of her new [Read more]

Racist Jokes

October 20, 2014 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The president of the Russian Tennis Federation insulted two female players. When is a joke a joke, and when is it humiliation?

Institutional Racism: An American Evil

October 20, 2014 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

<i>Black Princeton professor Cornel West was among the group of protesters arrested in Ferguson, Missouri in August after an 18-year-old African-American boy was shot and killed by a white police officer. Racial tensions remain high, principally stemming from a culture of institutional discrimination.</i> [Read more]

Ku Klux Klan, Alive and Kicking

October 11, 2014 // El Mundo - El Salvador - Spanish

The distrustful and disdainful looks shown to Jorge Vásquez, a Univision cameraman, concerned us, and at times, gave us the shivers. Vásquez is an experienced photographer who has covered wars and drug trafficking. He has also worked on stories about racial conflict. He is short and dark, with brown eyes. It is [Read more]
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