Category Archives: Racism

The R Word

The only people more cruel than kids are grown-ups. One day last August Rahm Emanuel reminded us of that when he called liberal activists “retarded.” I’m sure he brought that insult with him as baggage from the school yard. Early last week his off-hand insult was dredged up by Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Wallsten [...]

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I think I nailed it

Wrote this email in response to a thoughtful, optimistic essay regarding the epigenetic nature of the American character. Sharing it here out of context, but I used so many big words I thought “What the hey! People need to read this!” I had to put tongue in cheek to reply regarding “national character.” I agree [...]

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Obama, Bush, Clinton, Aristide, Haiti

Chantal Laurent, The Haitian Blogger, published an informed article yesterday on her blog and in Salon, an article that underscores the irony of Obama’s appointment of Clinton and Bush to lead “an international campaign to help Haiti recover from the earthquake there.” America’s interventionism in Haiti’s affairs, deserves a closer look. The noble “international community” [...]

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Town and Gown

Cambridge, Massachusetts was in the news this week. A city cop busted a black professor on his own property following some verbal hassles. The professor was understandably freaked out by the cop’s behavior. The cop interpreted that as disrespect for the law or disorderly conduct or something. Basically, the effect of the arrest was to [...]

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Prop. 8 Failure, Obama Success

I’m bummed that Proposition 8 passed in California and I’m delighted that Obama won. As a supporter of same sex marriage and a supporter of Barack Obama, I want to weigh in on an unfortunate bit of pop-political analysis that implies that it is somehow the black communities’ fault that same sex marriage was defeated [...]

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McCain, Bill Ayers, Social Democracy

I received an email today from a disturbed nanotech geek working on a government grant at some state school down south. He said it was okay for me to post his message. Here it is: as a university professor, I understand the liberal viewpoint of many of my colleagues.. However, I FIND THIS PETITION /DISGUSTING [...]

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Lewis on McCain’s politics of hate and fear

Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis is accusing John McCain and Sarah Palin of stoking hate, likening the atmosphere at Republican campaign events to those featuring George Wallace, the segregationist former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate. “What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history,” Lewis [...]

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Self Regard and Presidential Bearing

Senator Barack Obama was criticized for his popularity by the McCain campaign this week. They compared him to Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise? I always thought Tom was more Johnny Mac-like in his Top Gunnitude. Anyway, the campaign calls the shots and the Neoclones march off to chant the spin of [...]

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