| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Justin Bieber has issued another apology this week, this time for a second video that surfaced showing the pop star singing a racist parody of his song "One Less Lonely Girl" at age 14.
Bieber, now 20, admitted to his wrongs in a statement to British...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:57 AM
He comes into view feet-first: a pair of battered brogues emerging with a series of loud thumps from beneath a cluttered desk, battering open a drawer jammed by overflowing paperwork. In the two hours that follow, Kevin Spacey's Clarence Darrow —...
| May 10, 2014
Iman Trek, a well-known figure in the Lehigh Valley's hiphop music scene, was upset over reports of racially motivated misconduct at Lehigh University.
"This crap … has been going on for 20 years," he said, calling a recent incident a "hate...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:18 PM
There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road.
I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like to imagine that...
| Apr 9, 2014
The Nazi and Ku Klux Klan fliers distributed in a shopping center parking lot two weeks ago weren't the first to appear in Orland Park. There have been eight reports of KKK and Nazi paraphernalia being seen or distributed in Orland Park since January...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour.
This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Last week CNN sparked a backlash with its headline, "Can the Klan Rebrand?" The network's story was a look at the Ku Klux Klan's efforts to distance itself from its reputation as a violence-inciting hate group in the wake of former Klan Grand Dragon...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:38 PM
How Lincolnesque is the Party of Lincoln? Depends on who you ask.
According to reader Joan Smith of Northridge, the Republican Party that freed the slaves in the 19th century and stood in opposition to civil rights-averse Southern Democrats in the...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:35 PM
OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors fans are among the most boisterous in the NBA, and they weren’t holding back when it came to the brouhaha involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Shortly after the Clippers walked onto the court for warmups...
| Apr 6, 2014
In one of the worst atrocities during a war filled with horrors, Confederate Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops "cruelly butchered every colored soldier they could lay hands upon," the Tribune reported.
The nightmare occurred on April 12, 1864,...