CONVERSATIONS ON RACE – Sponsored by UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY – Olympia, WA

Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Officials of a small Christian university say a life-size cardboard reproduction of American’s first major party presidential candidate hung from a tree on the campus. See: Oregon school says 4 confessed to Obama effigy Can we talk?????????? Join us for the first in a series of community conversations about race, Monday, …

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Wednesday: “History and More”

It’s done. Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for president. The emotional impact snuck up on me like a stealth bomb. Maybe because of all the drama with Hillary and Ted Kennedy. Probably because I never thought it would really happen. I came home during the delegate roll call vote and it hit me what …

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Wow! Jay Smooth: How To Tell People They Sound Racist

Please watch How To Tell People They Sound Racist – a brilliant July 21, 2008 podcast by Jay Smooth, host of WBAI’s Underground Railroad in New York City. He is a blogger at hiphopmusic.com and the creator of the video podcast ill Doctrine. Thanks to Bil Browning at The Bilerico Project for posting it there. …

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The politics of comparing apples and oranges when they are both in the bowl

Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are making claims that the reason she is not doing well in her run for president is sexism and misogyny – that people do not support her because she is a woman. Misogyny certainly exists, and denying that would be as nuts and out of touch with reality as saying …

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If it’s not racism then what is it?

Jerry Falwell said America had 9/11 coming because we tolerated gays, feminists and liberals. It was our fault. Our chickens had come home to roost, if you will. John McCain proudly received his support and even spoke at his university’s commencement. Reverend John Hagee has called the Catholic Church the “Great Whore.” He has said …

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