Watch: Brutal Arrest of Arizona State University Professor

Arizona’s 3TV on Saturday released disturbing video footage of an encounter between a black female Arizona State professor and a white campus police officer last month, which turned brutal after she asked why she was being stopped.


If I hear another ASU rep say that the university takes diversity seriously I’m gonna punch somebody in the throat. sweat2gawd. who beats up a university prof because they won’t appease the ego of some small time campus policemen. This ain’t got a damn thing to do with laws or criminal behavior. This is about racial power. Who has it and who doesn’t. That cop, Stewart Ferrin, wanted to show Ersula who was boss and did. The university co-signed his barbarity without as much as a cursory investigation. Now, they are saying, surprise surprise, they are planning to conduct an independent one. Why the change of heart? Because they are now under surveillance. And yet they continue to hold fast to their narrative and stand with the ASU policeman’s account. People keep asking me do I know Ersula. I’ve never met her but she is MY sista and YOUR sista too. She is an American citizen. She is a human being that should be treated with respect and dignity. She committed no crime other than having the audacity to demand respect. She was uppity, in other words and now finds herself fighting to stay out of prison!! Respect for diversity my ass!

– OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. David Ikard

Politics – The Power Of Nightmares

Politics – The Power Of Nightmares
AFRICANGLOBE – The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.


Politics – The Power Of Nightmares
AFRICANGLOBE – The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.

Orange Is the New Black’s Irresponsible Portrayal of Men

Orange Is the New Black has been justly praised for its representation of groups who are often either marginalized or completely invisible in most mainstream media.


Orange Is the New Black has been justly praised for its representation of groups who are often either marginalized or completely invisible in most mainstream media.

Reviewing the Reasons Against Reparations – Atlanta Black Star

Over the years, many African-Americans have advocated for reparations to descendants of slaves. In response, many whites have argued that reparations cannot be made for various reasons. The most prominent reasons are that it would be too difficult to determine who was harmed and identifying the descendants, and the cost for reparations would be too …

Dr. Maruice Mangum is an associate professor in the department of Political Science at Texas Southern University.


Because of your skin color, you are not systematically targeted for unfair, unequal treatment. Because of your skin color, you are often the beneficiary of unfair, unequal treatment. While white people believe they do not bear any responsibility for slavery and the vestiges of past discrimination and racism, they benefit from the institu

OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Darrick Hamilton

OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Darrick Hamilton

Dr. Darrick HamiltonAssociate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy


Darrick Hamilton is an Associate Professor at Milano – The New School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research, a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, an affiliate scholar at the Center for American Progress, a research affiliate at the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University, and a former Associate Director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Training Program. He earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999, and upon graduation received the National Economic Association’s 2001 Rhonda M. Williams Dissertation Award.


Professor Hamilton was a Ford Foundation Fellow on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy at the Poverty Research and Training Center, and the Program for Research on Black Americans both at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1999-2001, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies, Yale University from 2001-2003. He is a stratification economist, whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes.


He has published articles on disparities in; wealth, homeownership, health and labor market outcomes. His articles can be found in the following publications; African American Research Perspectives, American Economics Review, Applied Economics Letters, Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, Housing Studies, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Human Resources, Review of Black Political Economy, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Economics Journal, and Transforming Anthropology. In addition, his research appears in edited volumes published by The University of Michigan Press, National Urban League, and Oxford University Press.


He has provided consultation to the following organizations: American Human Development Project, Center for Economic Development (CFED), Center for Social Development, Congressional Black Caucus, Council of Economic Advisors-The White House, Demos A Network for Ideas and Action, Economic Policy Institute, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, National Urban League, Service Employees International Union, and U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Finally, his research agenda has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Recent Significant Publications


Darity, William, and Darrick Hamilton. 2012. “Bold Policies for Economic Justice” Review of Black Political Economy, 39(1):79-85.

Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. 2010 (in press). "Can ‘Baby Bonds’ Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap in Putative Post-Racial America?" Review of Black Political Economy


Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2010. "Jobs and Healthcare: An ‘Alternative’ Public Option" in edited by volume: The 2010 State of Black America: Jobs: Responding to the Crisis. The National Urban League


Darity, Jr., William, and Darrick Hamilton. October 30, 2009. "Bernanke Ignores History of Black and White Wealth Rift" The Grio

Hamilton, Darrick, and William Darity, Jr. September/October 2009. "Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty: There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists" The American Prospect


Hamilton, Darrick, Arthur Goldsmith, and William Darity, Jr. 2009. "Shedding ‘Light’ on Marriage: The Influence of Skin Shade on Marriage for Black Females" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72(1):30-50



From a Tangle of Pathology to a Race-Fair America | Dissent Magazine

A Quarterly of Politics and Culture


"Post-racialists often confirm their perspective by pointing to black and minority appointments to the nation’s elite positions, including the election of Barack Obama to the highest office in the land. Indeed, the president himself often perpetuates this “post-racial” trope. In his speech marking the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Obama described how “legitimate grievances” had “tipped into excuse-making” and “the transformative message of unity and brotherhood was drowned out by the language of recrimination.” “And what had once been a call for equality of opportunity,” he continued, “the chance for all Americans to work hard and get ahead, was too often framed as a mere desire for government support, as if we had no agency in our own liberation, as if poverty was an excuse for not raising your child and the bigotry of others was reason to give up on yourself.”