Topic: race

Radical Hugs

(x-posted at progwoman) It’s too bad right-wing provocateur Andrew Breitbart never met Derrick Bell, because it might have made him a better man. Of all the news that surfaced after Breitbart’s sudden death, I was most stunned by the evidence that he was preparing to use Professor Bell to attack President Obama. Perhaps you’ve seen the clips of The Hug, taken by WGBH in 1991 while Obama was a student at Harvard Law School. Student Obama introduced Professor Bell to … Read More

Rick Perry and Race, Round Two

In this week’s Unbelievable Show of Racial Ignorance (trademark pending), Rick Perry wins the gold medal for bringing back birtherism. Appropriately, political figures on both sides of the the aisle (with few exceptions) condemned the comments, and Perry quickly backed off. Except his backpedaling wasn’t an apology, it was framed as a joke! LOLZ, just a really funny joke!

A More Perfect 99%

Last Friday, Atlanta’s outfit of Occupy Wall Street, or “The 99% Movement” as some have begun calling it, turned John Lewis away from speaking. Before you watch the video below, take the time to remember who John Lewis is:

In Defense of Herman Cain

Yeah, I can’t believe it, either. Herman Cain is the same guy who frequently employs islamophobia and thinks those poors only have themselves to blame. He is anti-gay and anti-choice. Simply put, he’s dangerous to almost anyone who isn’t a straight, white male. Except not anymore. Watch Herman Cain call Rick Perry ‘insensitive’ over racial slur.