The Onion: Portrayal Of Obama As Snob Hailed As Step Forward For Blacks

The Onion:

Portrayal Of Obama As Snob Hailed As Step Forward For Blacks

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Driftglass: Negrological Constants

Driftglass (8/27/08)

Negrological Constants

In this election, the predictive model we use to explain our cultural Universe is also deeply warped. Warped by race. Race is, yet again, the 17-ton mastodon in the room, but continues to scud and swirl quietly around the dark corners of American political discourse like errant dust bunnies.

And so the media develops a suite of “Negrological Constants” to explain what is happening in the polls without having to face the reality that we are not a post-racial society.

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Right Wing News: How Influential Is Black Liberation Theology On The Obamas?

Right Wing News:

How Influential Is Black Liberation Theology On The Obamas?

Too Sense: Time Magazine: SCARY NEGRO Edition

Too Sense:

Time Magazine: SCARY NEGRO Edition

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Sonoran Alliance: AZ Civil Rights Initiative to have press conference about lawsuit at 11:00am

Sonoran Alliance (8/28/08):

AZ Civil Rights Initiative to have press conference about lawsuit at 11:00am

Swing State project: NY-13: Straniere Gets Ugly – Real Ugly

Swing State project:

NY-13: Straniere Gets Ugly – Real Ugly

(New York 13th congressional district republican primary candidate) Jamshad Wyne, the Staten Island GOP finance chair…who uses the name Dr. Jamshad Wyne professionally — said (New York 13th congressional district republican primary candidate) Straniere asked him to take $5,000 of his personal cash and disburse it to relatives who would, in turn, write checks in the amounts of $250 or $200 to Straniere for Borough President, thereby maximizing the amount of matching funds Straniere could receive from the city Campaign Finance Board.

during an interview yesterday, Straniere said Wyne has been using the name “Jim” on the campaign trail because “he is trying to remake himself into something other than who is. He obviously doesn’t want people to know he is Pakistani and a Muslim.

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Wall Street Journal: Juan Williams: Obama Needs to Take a Stand on Race and Other Issues

Wall Street Journal: Juan Williams(8/28/08):

Obama Needs to Take a Stand on Race and Other Issues

Yet given this central racial dynamic, it is incredible that on any issue of racial consequence Mr. Obama has become a stealth candidate. It is arguably smart politics not to focus on potentially controversial racial issues when you are a black man running in an election with an electorate that is more than 75% white. But how is it possible that Mr. Obama, as he rises to claim the mantle of Dr. King before 75,000 people and a national TV audience of millions here tonight, remains a mystery on the most important civil rights issues of our day?

Mr. Obama is nowhere man when it comes time to speak out on reforming big city public schools, with their criminally high dropout rates for minority children. He apparently refuses to do it for fear that supporting vouchers or doing anything to strengthen charter schools will alienate vote-rich unions. His rare references to the critical argument over affirmative action — an issue that is on several state ballots this fall — give both opponents and supporters reason to think he might be on their side. He has had little if anything to say about the persistent 25% poverty rate in black America.

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