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Check out this video, in which a man named Vincent, who has a criminal conviction 25 years old and still can’t find work because of it, talks about his experiences: In the accompanying article for RaceWire, Seth Wessler writes: The White House has appropriately put creating and saving jobs at the center of the stimulus [...]...read more
What are you all doing for the long weekend? And did anyone do anything fun for Valentine’s day? I sat on my couch doing work until midnight. I am doing the same thing today, except sans couch and plus office. My big V-Day celebration included take-out Italian food and two glasses of wine. Yeehaw. At [...]...read more
The first Tell It WOC Speak Carnival is now up! The carnival was created by Renee of Womanist Musings and aims to highlight the voices of women of color (and their allies), speaking on issues that impact their lives. It’s a great carnival, so check it out now. Also, you can find information on how [...]...read more
Can someone please tell me what the fact that this woman is transgender has to do with the crime that she’s accused of committing? Other than, you know, to reinforce the myths that transgender people are all somehow innately immoral, repugnant and mentally ill? Because reading these articles on the guilty plea — and just [...]...read more
One of the more infuriating aspects of conservative punditry is that conservatives freely accuse liberals of “waging a culture war” for pointing out sexism, racism, ageism, and the like, and how it unevens the playing ground. Take, for example, this clip from O’Reilly (I know, I’m sorry), exemplifying the sad state of political punditry: The [...]...read more
For those who have not heard of Henrietta Hughes, she is a homeless woman who stood up at a town hall meeting and told Barack Obama that she is unemployed and has been forced her to live in her car. She further pleaded with the president to do something to ensure that people like her [...]...read more