Today in Post Racial America: Cop Quits After Saying He’d Volunteer to Kill Pres. Obama

Even more proof that this country still has racist undertones among its people: Sam Koivisto, now a former Jacksonville police officer, told investigators he did comment he’d volunteer to kill President Barack Obama. He told them he was frustrated with the Nov. 6 election and the threat was all talk. On Wednesday, Koivisto told the Times-Union the […]

Must read: NY Times article on Sandy’s exposure of race, class divide

The New York Times has an interesting article that explores how class and race have been brought to the forefront in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The article deals with how victims, most of which are poor minorities, feel about privileged, white, upper-class New Yorkers–those same people who made gentrification a reality–are now offering their assistance. The […]

Alice Robb: ‘inappropriate” for Obama to call daughters beautiful

Apparently, Alice Robb, an online editor for the Oxonian Globalist, had a problem with President Barack Obama referring to his daughters, Sasha and Malia, as beautiful. No shit. See for yourself: Of all the adjectives that could be used to describe Sasha and Malia Obama, “strong”, “smart”, and “beautiful” were the ones President Obama chose […]

AP Poll: majority have negative views of black folks

From the Associated Press: Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly. In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared […]

Today in post-racial racism: white women experimenting with afros

It appears some folks still haven’t received the memo that it’s offensive to co-opt black culture as a means to conduct a social experiment. The latest victim in this charade is a white woman who has decided to experiment with blackness in an unusual way. In her blog before and afro, Michelle Joni started rocking an afro […]

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