The Last Word on Sonia Sotomayor’s ‘Character Problem’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O6Ax9mQ8KE] NPR: The subject of the Supreme Court nominee’s judicial temperament has so far been raised by just one senator, Lindsay Graham (R-SC). “There’s a character problem; there’s a temperament problem,” says Graham. Referring to...

On Diversity, The New York Post, and Cartoons That Just Aren’t Funny, Man.

My partner-in-crime, Sarah Jaffe, is on deadly point re: cartoonist Sean Delonas and the now-infamous New York Post race fail: Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post said on MSNBC (at about 3:55 of the video) that the problem might’ve been caught if there was better diversity in the workplace. For example,...

Do You Believe in Magic?

Carmen D puts the latest iteration of the “Magic Negro” controversy in broader context by revisiting an old post of hers on the original source of the conservative meme, a 2007 LA Times op-ed by author (and OG Vast Left Wing Conspirator) David Ehrenstein: Ehrenstein seems to think that Barack...

“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...

‘No’ on Prop 8 — and ‘No’ on Race-Baiting UPDATE: TAKE ACTION!

UPDATE: More below the fold on what you can do to take action against Proposition 8 I would like to sign on to the following statement from Truth Wins Out: Truth Wins Out today expressed its grave disappointment in those in the LGBT community who have emulated our bigoted opponents by scapegoating...

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