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 […]

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 […]

To my Republican friends: you will be okay

Now that the dust has settled from Election 2012, it’s time we all come together and move forward. I know that sounds like some pie-in-the-sky, hokey pokey liberal bullshit, but it’s true. It’s high time the Republican Party, its activists and its supporters stop their anti-patriotic (yeah, I went there and don’t act like you […]

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 […]

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