So I'm sure we've all heard by now about Henry Louis Gates' arrest on July 16 at his own home in Cambridge, MA. (Incidentally, that Wiki link is woefully inadequate.)Well, today the news comes that one of the Boston police officers sent an email calling Gates a "jungle monkey" (source article):A Boston cop insisted he… Continue reading holy racist remarks, batman
Clearly I am behind in blogging, and I was away for a few days last week camping in the Pine Barrens, and so I didn't see the news until today, but:The Matthew Shepard Act has passed, and the bill will be presented to Obama in the near future for his signature.Sweet!
So there were new allegations against Ted Haggard (remember him?) last week, and somehow I missed them.In light of a new documentary on Haggard, directed by Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of Nancy Pelosi!), a former member of Haggard's former church has come forward with allegations that he and Haggard had a non-consensual sexual relationship that did… Continue reading more Ted Haggard news
Now that's what I'm talking about.I've been thinking for a while that this is probably the more important action to take in the struggle for equality. I've been sort of annoyed about how the whole marriage thing has taken off and turned into a gigantic snowball headed straight for the White House. I know it's… Continue reading the promise of a real change
In 2006, New Jersey legislators passed a bill in favor of allowing civil unions in the state, and Gov. Corzine signed the bill into law in December of that year. The law took effect on February 19, 2007, which means that civil unions have been in effect for nearly two years in New Jersey. Since… Continue reading more equality news
Eight people have been arrested in Louisiana for the murder of a woman who was recruited over the internet to join a white supremacist group:The woman, whose identity has not been confirmed, was recruited over the Internet to join the Klan by the suspects, said Capt. George Bonnett of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.The… Continue reading Woman dead in Klan-related killing
Another incidence of overt racism in New Jersey, via the Star-Ledger:A family of Barack Obama supporters awakened this morning to find a burned 6-foot cross on the front lawn of their home in northern Warren County, police said.The charred cross was partly wrapped with a homemade congratulatory banner that declared "President Obama Victory '08" and… Continue reading diversity in a post-racial america?