Racialicious on NPR

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

I, along with Jim Collier of Acting White, and Shay Riley of Booker Rising were on News and Notes yesterday to discuss how some conservatives are saying Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is out of her league and want her to bow out of the race for the sake of the GOP. Also, we weighed in on the way a Fox News TV host and a handful of financial analysts are blaming blacks and other minorities for the current economic crisis.

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ETA: I didn’t have time on the show to respond to Jim’s last point about Gwen Ifill’s upcoming being a “gimmick” designed to “enrich” her and her publisher, so I’m going to do it here.

Am I the only one who finds it hilarious when people who write/speak/teach about race get attacked for wanting to make money off of it? I’ve seen everyone from Tim Wise to Damali Ayo to myself be accused of this.

Um, newsflash people: race activism is not exactly the most lucrative field in the world. And neither is book publishing. And when you combine those two things as Ifill has done in her upcoming book — a book about race —  that’s a real recipe for non-wealth.

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Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at team@racialicious.com.

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