Race & Politics

October 3rd, 2012
Written by The Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide in November on a Republican-backed proposal to wipe out all affirmative action programs in state government, a move that many opponents say is designed only to stoke racial tensions and drive white, conservative voters to the polls. The GOP-controlled Legislature voted in 2011 to send the proposal to a vote of the people over the objection of...
September 24th, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
So, Willard “Mitt” Romney thinks 47 percent of Americans are victims who yearn to be dependent on government entitlement programs. That is quite a claim! It is so outrageous that not only has President Obama felt compelled to respond, but even Republican pundits have distanced themselves from his assertions. The day after the secretly recorded video of the Romney fundraiser aired on the major...
September 21st, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 1 Comment
Unless you live off the grid, you have probably heard that a leaked video of a Romney fundraiser has the GOP presidential candidate in hot water with 47 percent of Americans. Watch the entire video at Diversity Inc and read the accompanying article by Luke Visconti. Mr. Visconti arrived at the conclusion that the following statement by Romney is not a statement rife with veiled racism.  “There...
August 29th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
According to a survey released August 22, 2012, by the Pew Research Center, the median income for the middle class in the U.S. decreased from $72,956 to $69,487 since 2000. In fact, for the first time since World War II, “mean family incomes declined for Americans in all income tiers” with the percentage of Americans who fit into the new normal of the middle class dropping from 61 percent in 1971...
August 24th, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
August 14, 2012 is a day to remember. It is the day the GOP publicly played the race card for the first time in this election cycle. It was a sly move. They dealt the first card off a deck held by Joe Biden. Complete with contrived outrage, the party indulged in a full-fledged temper fit and demanded a full apology for a racial reference that oddly, had nothing to do with race! Confused? Let me...


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