December 10, 2012

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Straight man experiments with being gay

I meant to write about this earlier in the week, but I simply forgot until earlier this morning. Apparently, Timothy Kurek, a straight Christian evangelical, thought it would be just awesome to appropriate the life of a gay man just to get an understanding of what it’s like to have one’s sexual preference maligned day in […]

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November 28, 2012

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Travis Barker bashes LAPD for ‘stereotyping’ him

Apparently, Blink 182′s Travis Barker, hates the police. The musician’s rep told TMZ he was profiled in October by the Los Angeles Police Department for his eccentric appearance. Now, a video of his rant appeared on the Huffington Post and Barker expanded on his comments: I think they stereotype a lot. I f–king hate the […]

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November 23, 2012

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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 […]

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November 17, 2012

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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 […]

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November 12, 2012

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Conservative base “lied to,” Frum, Scarborough say

The finger pointing in the Republican presidential election 2012 meltdown continues, as conservative pundit David Frum recently weighed in on what caused Romney to be handily defeated by President Barack Obama. “The problem with Republican leaders is that they’re cowards,” Frum said, adding that the party’s base of donors “went apocalyptic” in the last four […]

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