by Carmen Van Kerckhove
Why did the mainstream media act as if President Obama’s inauguration was a moment that only African-Americans could celebrate? Now that we have a black family in the White House, who will be able to translate black vernacular and cultural phenomena to non-black folks? And finally, why the ongoing fascination with black women’s behinds?
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Andrea (AJ) Plaid runs The Cruel Secretary, where she blogs about race, gender, and sex. Andrea has been quoted in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune regarding the decline of the NAACP, African Americans’ protectiveness toward Senator Barack Obama, and the rift between white feminists and feminists of color in defending Michelle Obama against racist and sexist media attacks. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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