Category Archives: Racism

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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Too Poor to Parent

Low-income women — and black women in particular — have their children taken away far more often than white women. Black children are twice as likely as white children to enter foster care. The reason for this disparity? Study after … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Poverty, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , | 53 Comments

Is Barack Obama Muslim?!

OMG is he?!?!* Here’s a better question: Who cares? *Although I have to admit, that’s funny.

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The (Lack of) Medical Treatment Received by ICE Detainees

Last week, Miss Sarajevo left a comment with a link to this series of articles in The Washington Post, and I’m just finally getting around to writing about it. The series, “Careless Detention,” is about the terrifying, unethical and downright … Continue reading

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Justice for Regina McKnight

Regina McKnight at her post conviction hearing Great news: Regina McKnight, a South Carolina woman who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for homicide by child abuse after she gave birth to a still-born baby, has had her conviction … Continue reading

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When Good People Do Nothing

VERY STRONG TRIGGER WARNING The story of Romona Moore’s murder is horrific, not only because of the terrifying brutality involved, but because of the terrifying apathy that allowed it to occur. Moore is dead because she and those who tried … Continue reading

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Fountain of Smart

Sudy says: The question is not what makes the issue feminist, but has a feminist perspective been applied to the issue? Thinking cap? Check. Reading this is highly recommended. Note: comments off. Go there.

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