Tag Archives: race in America

(UPDATED with Video) Beck: ‘I shouldn’t have called Obama a racist, but…’

What Beck meant to say, per his interview Sunday with Chris Wallace, was that President Obama is a black liberation theologist/Marxist stooge of black nationalism. Toootally different thing …

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(UPDATED with Video) Dr. Laura quits radio, will seek n-word sanctuary elsewhere

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who dropped the n-bomb 11 times on her radio show last week, setting what has to be a record for speed of delivery alone, announced Tuesday that she’s quitting radio — but not out of shame or … Continue reading

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Read this: grey vs. brown America

If you read nothing else today, read this fascinating, in-depth piece in the National Journal that thoroughly breaks down where we are in a country were the majority of the old are white, but an emerging majority of the young … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Obama should fight the race-baiters **UPDATED**

This week’s Herald column is running on Sunday instead of Thursday (many thanks, Myriam!) The subject: not surprisingly, is the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, and why the Obama White House should stop tolerating the racial fearmongering of the right, and fight … Continue reading

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The White House cannot walk away from Shirley Sherrod

UPDATE 2: From Politico: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has personally apologized to Shirley Sherrod, the employee who was forced to resign Monday after videotapes surfaced of her making remarks that initially sounded racially discriminatory. Vilsack said Sherrod was “extraordinarily gracious” … Continue reading

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The smearing of Shirley Sherrod **UPDATE**

**LATEST: The White House has apologized to Ms. Sherrod, but said there will be no “beer summit” for her, an no call from the president. Meanwhile, she is getting hate email and phonecalls from wingers, and sorry Breitbart, she does … Continue reading

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The new ‘doll study’ has depressing news about kids and color

How scientific is it? Who knows. How bloody depressing? VERY. Of course, the good news is that most of these kids will grow up, get into hip-hop, and all will be fine.

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Obama, on race, change and patience

A brilliant snip from a new biography of the POTUS, courtesy of an unlikely source: Politico’s Mike Allen … NEWSWEEK editor Jon Meacham, in the issue closing tonight: “David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker, is a journalist other … Continue reading

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Video: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver spat on

Video has emerged of the infamous spitting incident during a tea party protest against healthcare reform last week. In it, you can see Black lawmakers led by John Lewis, walking into the Capitol (followed by a woman who appears to … Continue reading

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Leave Chris Matthews alone!

ThinkProgress and Politico, along with a slew of snarky, right wing and/or self-righteous non-right wing bloggers, hit MSNBC host Chris Matthews tonight for marveling at how he “forgot Barack Obama was black” as he watched the state of the union … Continue reading

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