Tag Archives: post-racial America

On being “obsessed with race” in America

Tweet My fave comedian, Hari Kondabolu, has a new album coming out, Waiting for 2042 (i.e., the year that, by most estimates, there will be more people of color in the U.S. than white people). And if this teaser is any indication, it is gonna be exactly more of what I love: dark, feminist, social [...]
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Just a regular Tuesday in “post-racial” America

TweetOn Tuesday, the President was in Phoenix, Arizona, giving a speech about home ownership, when people in the crowd began protesting, using racial slurs. “He’s 47 percent Negro,” one shouted. Another held a sign that read, “Impeach the Half-White Muslim!” Deanna Bartram, the 17-year-old college student holding that sign, …lashed out at people who call [...]
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Why the VRA matters

TweetToday Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law one of the most draconian pieces of legislation destroying reproductive health to Texas women as Congress continues its hearings on the reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in an extreme act of hubris by a 5-4 vote. [...]
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Obama Racism Watch: GOP Rep says associating with him is like touching a “tar baby”

TweetThe latest dispatch from a post-racial society. Via Think Progress: Appearing on the Caplis and Silverman radio show last Friday, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) said, “Now I don’t even want to have to be associated with [Obama], it’s like touching a tar baby and you’re stuck, you’re part of the problem now. You can’t get [...]
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“I’m not racist or sexist but…”

TweetGee, I’m glad that I live in a post-racial, post-sexist society! Via Colorlines, here are two of the most brilliant–and most depressing–new tumblrs on the internet. “I’m not racist but…” and its sister site “I’m not sexist but…” are curated by a couple college students who simply search public Facebook posts for those respective phrases [...]
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