Kevin Alexander Gray

Kevin Alexander Gray was Jesse Jackson’s South Carolina campaign manager in 1988 and Tom Harkin’s southern campaign coordinator in 1992. He is the past president of the ACLU of South Carolina, where he still lives. A frequent guest on national radio programs, Gray is the co-editor of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence, recently published by Counterpunch.

Colin Kaepernick—and his teammates—are making history. more

Sep 27, 2017 2:18 PM Dispatches

If the black citizens of Charlotte and white supporters of justice block the entrance to the stadium on Sunday, I will not be going to the game. more

Sep 23, 2016 8:56 PM Dispatches

There are a number of reasons, and Sanders has to take responsibility for some of them. more

Mar 2, 2016 11:38 PM Dispatches 33 Comments

Photo by eyeliam Some tried to chide me on issuing a call of sorts to white people about the environment that creates a Dylann Roof. Well, I'm from South Carolina. This state is the ideological home of white supremacy in this country. Tt... more

Jun 19, 2015 3:56 PM Op-Eds 5 Comments

We’ve heard the lie before. When accused murderer and former North Charleston Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager’s lawyer said his client “felt threatened,” it wasn't his life that had been threatened. What was threatened was his sense of auth... more

Apr 10, 2015 4:42 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

After word of Nelson Mandela's death was announced, my son and nephew both called just to check on me. more

Dec 16, 2013 3:28 PM Dispatches

I believe the George Zimmerman verdict will be of greater racial and civil significance for blacks than the O.J. Simpson trial.First of all, there is no epidemic of old black ex-football player movie stars (allegedly) killing their young white wi... more

Jul 17, 2013 3:02 PM Dispatches

A friend asked me if I'd been keeping up with the George Zimmerman trial. My immediate answer was, "Not really. Watching it was really angering me." But when pressed, I had to admit I was avoiding the topic to temper my anger. I also didn't want ... more

Jul 13, 2013 11:03 PM Dispatches

One has to believe in something or someone in order to betray that idea or person.From the start President Barack Obama has shown little interest or loyalty in the issues that affect the poor, working class, and people of color in the United Stat... more

May 2, 2013 12:50 PM Dispatches

The U.S. Supreme Court should not damage the Voting Rights Act.On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder about the constitutionality, applicability and relevance of Section 5 of that law. T... more

Mar 29, 2013 1:28 PM Op-Eds

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” celebrates its 160th anniversary on March 20. more

Mar 19, 2012 12:33 PM Op-Eds

King’s message of unconditional love and nonviolent redemptive good and his steadfast attack on the evils of racism, poverty and militarism just cannot be ignored. more

Jan 16, 2012 1:24 PM Op-Eds

With his latest budget, President Obama reveals that he cares little about the poor and working class in the United States. more

Feb 16, 2011 4:09 PM Op-Eds

If the United States is going to talk the talk of freedom and democracy, then it has to walk the walk. Anything less is hypocritical. more

Feb 9, 2011 1:58 PM Op-Eds

“People come here to have babies,” said Graham. “They come here to drop a child. It’s called, ‘Drop and leave.’” “Drop a child.” It’s as if he were talking about animals. more

Aug 18, 2010 2:30 PM Dispatches

Mention to someone that you’re thinking about voting for former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney or Ralph Nader and they’ll respond, “So, you’re voting for McCain!” Or they’ll say, “You’re wasti more

Sep 30, 2008 1:54 PM

The dust-up between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over race has worked to Clinton’s advantage. more

Jan 22, 2008 4:39 PM Op-Eds