A double standard in racism?

My grandfather, Walter McPeak, was an blatant racist who screamed obscenities and racial slurs at any black person on television and refused to sell cars to African Americans when he worked at the old Thomas Ford dealership in Floyd.  He would walk across the street to avoid a black person and sprinkled his conversation with […]

Why all the hate?

In 2008, I sat with a group of local government officials in a Georgia city and listened to some of them predict that if Barack Obama won the Presidential election, he would be assassinated before ever taking office. “There’s no way the racists and extreme right-wing will let him serve a day as President,” said […]

Tea Party racism

Racism and anti-gay bigotry reared their ugly heads Saturday as Tea Party participants protested the health care vote that is scheduled for a historic vote Sunday. Protesters taunted openly-day Democratic Congressman Barney Frank with “faggot,” “homo” and other homophobic slurs and called African-American Georgia Congressman John Lewis a “nigger” as he left the Cannon House […]