Great piece on the intersection of racism and sexism in the election. There isn’t one good quote to pull though; the analysis is long and involved. – LDP
“A court recently agreed to consider a complaint lodged by a conservative MP against Monsieur R. Why? Because the rapper referred to France as a “slut” in the song “FranSSe” off of his latest album, Politikment Incorrekt.”
“Over on the New York Times “Freakonomics” blog, Steven D. Levitt tackles the issue of “sounding black.” Specifically: As it relates to one’s salary.”
“KM: What about the people who say you’re not really bisexual—that you’re hetero and just pretending for the show? Care to set the record, uh, straight? TT: They can suck my dick.”
“We’re not all straight white guys shelling out $50 a game, content with Caucasian heroes, Asian men as cannon fodder, and Asian women as dragon ladies or damsels in distress.”
“Why not broaden the discussion beyond the rarefied halls of the modeling world? How many minorities work in apparel design? How many in retail? For that matter, how many minority viewpoints are represented at Vogue?”
“The route to civil society is a long, excruciating path that requires deep, thoughtful political/social criticism, reflection; bitter rivalry and struggle. But that is not the same as demonizing Iran’s leaders and declaring them dead.”
“It’s 2008, I could really care less about the lack of diversity [on TV]. Why? Because there’s always the DIY route.”
“Browne asked her relatives to travel with her because she felt that it was “more than I could take on by myself.” The group dynamic also stimulated very intense discussions about race and accountability; different family members felt very differently abo
“Grant has said, “We have to work together to change the racist culture. Anyone that has an interest in motorsports, they should be allowed to work in that environment without having to deal with racism or sexism.”
“[...G]eneral reaction in the blogosphere from men has been that [Lauren] London’s right, Black Women do like thugs and pass over more “positive” brothers, while many Black Women think Lauren’s a bubblehead.”
“Senator John McCain’s latest gaffe on Social Security is somewhat breathtaking, and ought to be a campaign issue. It indicates that he is not any better informed on major domestic policy issues than he is on foreign policy [...]
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