Politics of Humanity: Cult of Personality

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Unless you have your head in the sand and are unaware what took place yesterday, January 8, 2011, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, and at least 17 others were shot when a gunman opened fire outside a Safeway supermarket parking lot where Ms. Giffords was holding a “meet and greet.” Rep. Giffords was shot […]

“What If The Tea Party Was Black?”

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Jasiri X, a rapper from Pittsburgh, known for his socially conscious videos, has decided to take on the Tea Party in a new rap song and video, entitled “What If The Tea Party Was Black?” which examines what would happen if Black leaders behaved like leaders in the Tea Party movement. Jack and Jill Politics […]

Last Week in Latino History: LULAC formed in Corpus Christi

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Last week Feb 17, 1929, during the height of the nativist movement, three pioneering Latino civil rights organizations met at Obreros Hall in Corpus Christi, Texas and agreed to merge to form the League of United Latin American Citizens. The emergency of LULAC came at a particular history of South Texas when Hispanics were forced […]

South Park Tackles Racism: Cartman’s Anti-Minority Ballad

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This week’s season finale of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker tackles, in their own way, extremist views about minorities in America. The general premise of the episode is that the local water park, Pipi’s Splash Town, is no longer what it seems, it has been “taken over” by minorities. Cartman is clearly disturbed […]

America’s World of Racisms, Reversals and Resurgence

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Yesterday, I wrote that Gov Rick Perry’s move to deploy the Texas Rangers to the border would only aggravate the public’s inclination to assume its role as vigilantes, enforcing media-fueled conceptions of legal obligations and the public good. In the latest incident of violent rhetoric against the President, an anonymous user of Facebook who launched […]

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