Unbearable Whiteness of Being

A provocative analysis of the Republican Pledge to America. Overall, the photos show a sea of Whiteness. As Erin says, whether it’s an unintentional oversight or a calculated choice, the resulting message is that America’s citizens, the hard-working, patriotic folks who matter and to whom the party is...

USDA “Racism” Episode Shows Left/Right are Idiots

The moment I saw the Shirley Sherrod video, something seemed off to me.  She seemed to be saying that she learned through the episode that the rich/poor divide was more of an issue than the rich/poor divide.  However the right wing big and small media machine did not seem to care to think about this but...

“We Are All Batshit Insane”

I know that batshit insane has become the default setting in certain quarters of the right, but the response at RedState to Rush Limbaugh’s failed attempt to buy the St. Louis Rams is so far gonethat I seriously considered the possibility it was meant as satire. Unfortunately, I don’t think it...

House Passes Resolution of Disapproval Against Joe Wilson

Politico has the story: House Democrats dealt South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson a formal rebuke Wednesday, taking the rare step of passing a resolution of disapproval for his famous “you lie!” outburst last week in the House chamber. The vote was 240-179, falling almost exclusively along party lines. While...

Clarifying What Doesn’t Need to be Clarified

I’m very pleased to see that the Obama administration’s inexplicable decision to concede the right’s illegitimate “racist” argument is getting some well-deserved criticism in blogtopia: One of the things that used to drive me nuts about Bill Clinton was his propensity to...

The media’s inept coverage of all issues related to race.

The thing about the dead monkey cartoon that really stuck with me — is the fact that I was not surprised. I kind of expected it. I certainly expected the reaction from the right wing, who automatically began denying it had anything at all to do with race, was just another example of Rev. Al Sharpton...

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