Category: Racism

Blast from the Recent Past

Since the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival just passed and many people have been writing online about that many-years-running debacle/struggle, I thought I’d link to an oldie-but-goodie, Emi Koyama’s “Whose Feminism Is It, Anyway? The Unspoken Racism of the Trans Inclusion…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…