Attendants of the racial equity discussion meeting Jan. 29 were reminded they can’t fix the problem in one night, or this month, or this year. But the important part was, the ball was rolling on presenting information and starting a discussion. “Racial equity — when we don’t have it right there’s a lot of finger pointing. […]
Calling Dr. Jim Wallis President Barack Obama’s “spiritual advisor,” the popular conservative news and opinion website The Daily Caller reported July 7 that the liberal evangelical leader went on a “race rant” at a recent event Hot Springs. But was it really an accusatory, racist rant, from a man “who has the ear of the leader of the free world,” as the website alleges? Or was it part of a constructive dialogue on a tough topic?
To say I am disappointed in Brent Brown’s March 6 cartoon hardly covers my sentiment. I think it is extremely disturbing that the KKK is referenced in a comic strip as though that organization's history is in any way amusing. I am disturbed that the comic artist felt the strip was funny, and I am […]
Felicia Dickson's misguided, rambling commentary on the "N-word" so clearly displayed her near-complete ignorance of racial relations, the laws of our land and normal human behavior that I felt it my duty to admonish her if not educate her [“Just Say No,” Feb. 15 Xpress]. I'm fully embarrassed on behalf of the Xpress that this […]
On Monday, Jan. 23, several dozen citizens will sit down together to build bridges — bridges of racial understanding.
Reporter David Forbes talks about the recent Asheville City Council candidate forum at the YWCA, sponsored by Stand Against Racism. Hosted by Margaret Williams.
Hate-spewing bigots in churches and politics use the Bible to explain away contempt for certain segments of society — most commonly blacks and homosexuals. Likewise, Adolf Hitler used Mein Kampf to justify the massacre of millions of Jews and homosexuals during his reign of horror. The Ku Klux Klan thumped the Bible over the decades […]
Can we get past skin color?
Students from Isaac Dickson Elementary School marched through downtown Asheville at noon on Friday, April 29, protesting racism. The march was part of The YWCA’s annual, nationwide Stand Against Racism. Photos by Jonathan Welch
“Why is Asheville so segregated?” was the topic at a Drinks and Dialogue event in held on Aug. 21 at the Haywood Lounge in West Asheville. This brief video is by AskAsheville.