links for 2006-11-10

I’m hung like a black man

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

i'm hung like a black man t-shirtI think it’s probably time for us to start a questionable t-shirt category (remember this and this?). Thanks to Dorothy for this tip!

I don’t know what’s worse: the shirt itself or the description used to sell the shirt:

When you’re fishin’ for ho’s with a rod like this, bitches can’t help but to jump in da boat. Brown / Im Hung Like A Black Man Novelty T-shirt is made of 100% machine washable cotton.

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25 sure-fire ways to tokenize and alienate!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Funny observations from Colours of Resistance‘s list of “25 ways to tokenize or alienate a non-white person around you.” Click over to read the full list.

1. walk up to that black girl you barely know in the co-op and say “what do you think of the new (insert hip-hop artist here) album.”…

5. go up to the Makah woman at the unlearning racism workshop and say “I saw a program about Crazy Horse on PBS, he did alot for your people.”…

16. pit light-skinned non-white people against each other based on how they identify racially and what you think is most correct…

24. if you see a black man speak about racism, say “he was so angry–but very articulate.”…

links for 2006-11-09

Brand-new “Addicted to Race” episode out now (#47)!

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove

A brand-new episode of Addicted to Race is out! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. Click here to launch iTunes and subscribe today, it’s absolutely free.

Jen interviews Professor Marla Brettschneider, author of the new book The Family Flamboyant: Race Politics, Queer Families, Jewish Lives. In the book, Marla Brettschneider draws on her own experience in a Jewish, multiracial, adoptive, queer family in order to theorize about the layered realities that characterize families in the United States today. Brettschneider uses critical race politics, feminist insight, class-based analysis, and queer theory to offer a distinct and distinctly Jewish contribution to both the family debates and the larger project of justice politics.

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Election racialiciousness roundup

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

A summary of post-election good news and bad news from Jack and Jill Politics, a cool blog that purports to offer “a Black Bourgeoisie perspective on American politics.”

Unfortunately, Bob Corker’s race-baiting tactics appear to have paid off. And so have Ward Connerly’s KKK-praising strategies to end affirmative action in Michigan. For more on that, check out

Other good news

  • Senator Man-Dog goes down in defeat. You might say he “screwed the pooch” on this one
  • In middle America, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio hold Dems in governor seats
  • Rhode Island’s Lincoln Chafee (R) is finished. Many people are saying they feel bad to lose the moderate Republican. I say this is a binary election. You’re either with us or against us, and we had to smoke the rethugs out. All of them. Sorry, Lincoln, but you chose the wrong party, son.
  • The so-called “western” or “mountain” Democrats have a solid win of the Colorado governor’s office

and some bad news…

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