Revisting The Words We Use: The Rhetoric of Race

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One year ago, I wrote this post entitled The Words We Use: The Rhetoric of Race. The post had to do with articulation and race. In light of the recent fire storm over former New York Rep. Geraldine Ferraro’s, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984, statement about Barack Obama. It really isn’t surprising to […]

America’s Xmas Present to the Poor and the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

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The New Orleans Police used tasers and tear gas to repress protesters who were trying to enter a City Council meeting where a plan was approved to demolish thousands of low-income homes in that city affected by Hurricane Katrina. By a 7-0 vote, City Council voted unanimously for a plan which will demolish the four […]

No Room for “Pet Issues” in the Democratic Big Tent

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When it comes to prosperity, fairness, equality, happiness and peace, it is safe to assume this is the type of goal we all hope we able to live in. The only difference, we all have a different idea of what all that means, therefore, we tend to choose leaders (politicians, activist, minister, etc) whose values […]

Cut From the Same Cloth

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Here in the United States, native-born citizens and leaders take great pride mythologize their historical success of the great “melting pot” ability to absorb and unify people coming from diverse lands and cultures. America and immigration are strongly linked and have been so throughout US history. Many would say that the US would not exist […]

The Sick and Twisted Games People Play

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[tag]Racism[/tag], the ideology that came into full flower as a justification for European conquest of most of the planet, is now headquartered in the US. There could be no justification for a student group’s aggression, without the basic assumptions of racial superiority. Thursday, a student group at New York university played a game called “Catch […]

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