Goldie Taylor

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Last week, I wrote about what I call the “color of life.” Specifically, I explored how we as a society draw conclusions about the death of a victim based on how we decided they lived.I wrote about the disparities of how...
OPINION - Bill Clinton’s two-term presidency, as well as his now infamous behavior on the 2008 campaign trail, may be problematic for at least one voting block: African-Americans...
OPINION - In far too many communities, we have given tacit approval to the murder of black boys..

OPINION - The notion that Dunn acted out of fear is far-fetched. What is apparent, however, is that Dunn felt disrespected...
OPINION - In the interest of discussion, and in the context of the social media debate, let’s say the n-word was hurled. Would Smart have been right to respond in that manner? In a word: no...
OPINION - Not only do we enjoy watching people do and say things that, we ourselves, would like to believe we would not do under similar circumstances, but—as in the case of this match—things we actually would want to do, if given the chance...

OPINION - I hate Black History Month because, despite what the pseudo colorblind merchants of Americanism will tell you, it is still necessary...
OPINION - If you are black and a woman in this country, you know well the misplaced importance on the length or texture of your hair...
OPINION - Despite what my learned colleagues might tell you, there is nothing progressive about laws that will effectively deepen the chasm of inequities in the criminalization of marijuana...

OPINION - We are demonstrably unable to come to terms with the societal pathologies that fuel violence in our culture...
OPINION - Last week, convicted on multiple counts of manslaughter and assault, 16-year-old Ethan Couch walked out of a Texas courtroom and into the public spotlight...
OPINION - In the coming days, as we begin to chronicle his life in various news stories and opinion columns, speeches will be given, songs will be sung and dances will be danced...
OPINION - Fass is nothing more than a synonym for whore. Nothing more than a polite calling card, a proverbial welcome mat plastered on a child’s reputation that invites public scorn, objectification or, worse, tacit approval for the physical sexual exploitation of minors...
OPINION - For too many feminists, past and present alike, the fight isn’t about access and choices. It’s about eating the pie they give you...
OPINION - When the Atlanta Braves announced they were taking the team to the suburbs last week, I was not surprised...
OPINION - I doubt Incognito has ever been subjected to stop-and-frisk, had his debit card questioned by department store security officers or found himself pulled over for driving-while-black...
COLUMN - An unapologetic, open and honest conversation by, for and about Black America...
OPINION - Don, given what happened to you over a decade ago, you could not possibly believe that black men and boys in this country have somehow forfeited their civil liberties based on where they live or the clothes on their backs...
OPINION - There is no safe harbor in a finely tailored suit. I don’t want to see your drawers either, but tight belt will not protect your civil liberties in the era of stop-and-frisk...
theGRIO REPORT - According to the Lowndes County sheriff’s department, 17-year-old stand out athlete Kendrick Johnson died in a tragic accident...