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I just read through Hufpo's articles on Gates-gate and noted the cognitive dissonance the country has around race matters - we assume we agree on basic facts, and it is clear that such an agreement does not exist.
January 15th, 2009. 5pm.
Possible lack of racial consciousness? Here's the link to the cartoon:
Some food for thought... Obama election spurs race crimes around country
The following is an article from Baylor's newspaper written by a YP4 fellow:
Noose ignites tempers on campus
Letter to the Man Who Yelled at Me
by Jeannie Choi
In a previous blog, I noted the plausible backlash of an Obama administration where Americans as well as those abroad who are keeping track of these elections, will believe that we have entered an era of "post-racism." The argument, in sum, will be that since America has elected a black president, then racism no longer
Original post found on: http://www.redroom.com/blog/tim-wise/racism-reflex-reflections-conservative-scapegoating
In a recent conversation with a visiting lecturer from Tel Aviv, I asked for her perspective on the accuracy of Israel-Palestine relations as presented in the U.S. She in turn, asked me who I was going to vote for president come November 4. Wow, a non-U.S.
It's amazing how many awesome and awesomely offensive political ads have been surfacing over the last week as McCain's negative attack ads, ones that have failed to give him the edge he needs over Obama, who polls show has runaway approval ratings across the board. So, the GOP has begun to resort to even less savory tactics.