John McCain’s complicated history with race

  The U.S. Senate has lost one of its lions, and, predictably, the coverage of John McCain’s death ranges from hagiography to screed to everything in between. That middle ground is most interesting. For those who aren’t familiar with McCain’s long...

Yes, we still have a big race problem

Protesters at a Philadelphia Starbucks (Mark Makela/Reuters) Let’s review some recent racial bias incidents in the U.S., ranging from the outrageous to the ridiculous. There were incidents where cops were called on black men in Starbucks, on black people having a...

Racism’s New Normal

Robert Kennedy, building a Rainbow Coalition Tuesday was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles, minutes after he was projected to win the California primary and was – maybe, we’ll never know – on a path to securing the Democratic...

The case for mocking bigotry

Does it seem like every day this month you’ve heard about people, white people, calling the cops or security on people of color sitting in Starbucks (more than once), coming out of their Air BNBs, sleeping in the common area of their dormitories, trying to return a...

Marketing in a Divided America

This article first appeared on HuffPost and LinkedIn. When I got into the business of multicultural marketing, at the turn of the millennium, the need to target multicultural segments seemed like a no-brainer. In the 2000 census, Hispanics surpassed blacks as the...