Today I saw a RT on Twitter from What Tami Said, my current favorite blogger for issues of equality. Here it is: I clicked on the link with some skepticism – that tagline is not the most promising, and I was more than a little surprised, since The Root provides a lot of insightful and… Continue reading institutionalized homophobia & how it made me disappointed in Cee Lo
I watched the Grammys on Sunday night, and while I do not intend to offer any sort of in-depth critique or analysis of what I saw, I will tell you that I enjoyed pretty much all of it. It was entertaining, if nothing else. I thought Muse was spectacular, I squealed with joy when Cee… Continue reading post-grammys; post-racial. right?
So (thanks to Rachel Maddow for talking this up on her show tonight: The All-American Basketball Association is a newly formed minor basketball league, meant for white people only. No, seriously, check it out. I won't get into the dissection of the league founder's comments, because they're appalling and horrible. I just want to say:… Continue reading post-racial america ftw
I'm taking an online course this semester on the history of the American Civil Rights movement. It's something I've always been interested in, and of course in the past few years, I've felt a connection to that movement through my involvement in the LGBT community and its struggle to repeal DADT and to gain the… Continue reading i have little interest in this topic.
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
I've been reading a lot of blogs lately that have a socially-conscious focus: feminism, racism, glbt stuff, motherhood. Generally I find it infinitely more satisfying to read about the social justice and civil rights movements than I do to read about academics and art, despite my association with the art world. And even if the… Continue reading on having a voice and being silenced
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?
via Document the Silence:In October 2007 people all over the United States gathered physically and in spirit to speak out against violence against women of color. Some of us wore red all day and explained that we were reclaiming and reframing our bodies as a challenge to the widespread acceptance of violence against women of… Continue reading October 30: Be Bold. Wear Red.
Now this shit pisses me off:Ashley Todd, who reported she was attacked by an Obama supported in "a bad part of Pittsburgh" while taking money out of an ATM, has admitted to making it up.This situation presents several problems:1. She's attempted to tamper with an election. As a McCain supporter, she created a negative portrayal… Continue reading Why?