Category: Racism

Required Reading on Racism and the Right Wing

First, Adam Serwer on another right-wing dogwhistle phrase: What Right Wingers Mean When They Call Obama Socialist. He explores the long history of American politicians using “socialist” as short-hand for “scary black person”: Conservatives, now and in the past, have…

Paying Poor Women for Sterilization

This is absolutely disgusting. Louisiana State Representative John LaBruzzo is considering proposing a plan that would pay poor women $1,000 to be sterilized. He has said the program would be voluntary, could involve sterilization of both women and men, could…

Friends of John McCain

I’ll admit to being (blessedly) ignorant of right-wing talk radio. I’ve listened to Dr. Laura a handful of times and had to shut it off before I ripped my own ears off my head. So I have no idea who…

A Little More on Motherhood and Choice

….and then I swear I am done. No more politics! Maegan, aka La Mamita Mala, gives her thoughts on the parameters of motherhood: So what does this Palin parranda of information and analysis mean to mamis of color, Latina mamis…

I am shocked, shocked to find a racist Republican

The Republican Party hasn’t come to terms with doesn’t have a problem with racism (via The Hill): Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term “uppity” to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday. Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee…

Dear Rush Limbaugh

Go fuck yourself: LIMBAUGH: He’s — it’s — to me, it is striking how unqualified Obama is and how this whole thing came about with, within the Democrat Party. I think it really goes back to the fact that nobody…

South Central Farm to Forever 21?

This just in: Turns out the former site of the South Central Farm – where low-income, indigenous/immigrant Latino farmers grew food in the midst of a toxic industrial area for 14 years before being evicted two summers ago in one…