Tag: 2012 Presidential Election

November 7, 2012 / / Open Thread
November 6, 2012 / / activism

If you’ve taken part in early voting so far this year, it’s likely you’ve run into extremely long lines or “nonpartisan observers,” both tactics specifically targeting communities of color, as was the decision to curtail or derail early voting in states like Ohio, which Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) ably summed up here:

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

And as a correspondent for Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC pointed out, the purpose of groups like this might well extend from harassing voters to tying up the electoral process itself, with a hint of transphobia mixed in:

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Luckily, if you’re going out to the polls today — and we wholeheartedly urge you to — there are resources available to help you.
Read the Post Reminder: Get Out And Vote!

October 19, 2012 / / hip hop
January 10, 2012 / / black

By Guest Contributors James Braxton Peterson and David J. Leonard

Some days it seems as if the GOP candidates are competing to be the governor of Alabama, circa 1960, rather than running to be President of the United States in 2013. Since the republican process to elect a nominee commenced, we have been treated to an endless string of racially awkward moments. Whether instances of ignorance or ignorant instances of institutionally racist ideology, too many of the republican Presidential candidates have re-revealed for us the colorblind fact that we are NOT post-race. In fact, judging from some of the candidate’s miscues and the underhanded pandering directly to the racial Right, we might actually be Pre-Race.

Read the Post CODE BLAH: Racism in Republican Politics

December 22, 2011 / / black