“It was like pheasant season in South Dakota. If it moved, you shot it.”

Apologies for getting to this a bit late: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r1X_G7cWak] More from ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson here, here and here. Also blogging on this: Womanist Musings Jack and Jill Politics All About Race Vivir Latino Think Progress Slant Truth First Draft Prometheus 6...

Carved Up: Black Women and Bodily Integrity

Hi, I’m Sylvia. I’m new to the CFLF crowd, and my regular blogging spot is at Problem Chylde. I’m a black twentysomething going through the sweet hell that is law school. I’m rounding out the first semester of my third year after putting down the Publish button for a few months. I...

Michael Goldfarb’s Head Explodes

Well, it came close, anyway. You could see it in his eyes, and smile, and mouth. The name was trying so hard to push past his teeth and fly off his tongue and crash through his parted lips: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCaOCWYpPk4[/youtube] Jonathan Martin can’t stand to see Goldfarb in...

Racism and the Republican Party (who, apparently, lack any semblance of shame whatsoever)

Are you sick of it?  I am. I’m tired of the McCain campaign using some racist charge of the day against Obama.  And yes, it feels like it has been one a day — and each charge is more pathetic than the last. The latest bullshit crapola claim is that Obama is friends with a PLO terrorist.  Or,...

The Hoax Gets Hoaxier

The McCain volunteer ATM assault hoax now turns out to be even hoaxier. It seems that McCain’s Pennsylvania communications director made up details about the fake assault that went beyond even what the young woman herself claimed, and well before any of the alleged facts surrounding the incident had...

Love Has No Color

Ta-Nehisi Coates has an affecting piece about Barack Obama’s grandparents, which branches out from Obama’s experience of being raised and nurtured by white relatives, to a truth that often is overlooked or forgotten in the overall toxicity of this country’s racial history. The essay is not...

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