• The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo

    by James Kirchick

    The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.  

  • ‘Too Bad You’re Latin’

    by John Leguizamo

    The actor John Leguizamo, referring to himself as an amateur historian, says Americans need to know more about the Hispanic experience.

  • No Irish Need Apply?

    by Richard Jensen

    A teenager claimed that there’s proof in online newspaper archives that the Irish faced massive job discrimination. The media proclaimed her a star. Only she was wrong.

  • The NYT Ignores USDA Discrimination

    by Pete Daniel

    Sharecroppers in Georgia, 1941. Credit: Library of Congress.The New York Times recently published a report that focused on fraud in disbursing settlements for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) discrimination among African American, Indian, Hispanic, and women farmers. Reporter Sharon LaFraniere wrote of “career lawyers and agency officials who had argued that there was no credible evidence of widespread discrimination.”