Category Archives: Racism

Coercive Population Policy in India: a fine “howdy-do”.

I’m glad to be guest blogging for Feministe these next two weeks. A quick introduction: My name is Claire Cole; I am a Masters of Public Health candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle where I transplanted myself for … Continue reading

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Esmin Green

If this story doesn’t disgust you, I don’t know what will: It was a nightmare captured on surveillance video. A woman who had waited nearly 24 hours to be seen in a Brooklyn public hospital collapsed, fell face-down on the … Continue reading

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The Last Straw

So we’ve all heard the rumors: Obama is a Muslim. Obama isn’t American. Obama hearts terrorists (and gives terrorist fist-jabs). Obama is too black. Obama is not black enough. Obama is a thug. Michelle Obama is Barack Obama’s baby-mama. Obama … Continue reading

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The Latest in Stupid Laws You Probably Didn’t Know About: HIV Criminalization

Recently at The Center for HIV Law and Policy, we’ve been helping out with this case, in which a woman is facing jail time for exposing her husband to HIV. The woman being charged faces up to 10 years in … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Discrimination, GLBTQ, Poverty, Pregnancy, Racism, Reproductive Rights, Sex | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments

And I thought I hated him after 2000…

Why doesn’t Ralph Nader just go away? According to ABC News: Nader earlier today told the Rocky Mountain News Obama is trying to “talk white”… He also said Obama wants to show he’s not “another politically threatening African-American politician. He … Continue reading

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Let This Be a Lesson

Just in case anyone is somehow surprised by this, let me explain very carefully: if you take a man who was fired from being a radio host for saying racist and misogynistic things, and give him a new job as … Continue reading

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Conservatives offended by “whitey”

Shockingly, the Michelle Obama “whitey” tape doesn’t exist. Knock me over with a feather. But even though Michelle never called anybody “whitey,” conservatives would still like to talk about how deeply offended they are by the fact that someone, somewhere, … Continue reading

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“Pro-Life” leader Jill Stanek shows her racist colors again

I wrote about anti-choice columnist and activist Jill Stanek a while back when she put up a post on her blog about how Chinese people eat fetuses. She’s a total nutbag, but she’s a nutbag who anti-choicers rally around, who … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama Watch

For those of you who have not yet seen it, the new Michelle Obama Watch website is up and running. The site is designed to be “a repository of all of the criticism, praise, and general chicanery thrown at Michelle … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews Racism Watch

Like I’m sure you did, as it became more and more likely that Obama would be the Democratic nominee, I started to worry about Chris Matthews. After all, the man makes his living from misogyny. More specifically, I’m pretty convinced … Continue reading

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Xenophobic Nutbag Politicians: Not Just in America!

Yes, they’re in Italy too (and a whole lot of Europe). That victory last month, which included the election of Rome’s first right-wing mayor since World War II and the stiffest rejection ever of communists, was part of a significant … Continue reading

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The Sorrows of Race and Gender in the 2008 Election

Just read it. Jensen is spot-on. A taste: My sorrow comes from the recognition that the radical analyses of the feminist and civil-rights movements — the core insights of those movements that made it possible when I was young to … Continue reading

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