Kentucky Progressive Group Tweets Racist Conspiracy About Mitch McConnell’s Wife

ProgressKentucky is a progressive group that first made headlines by announcing its intention to fund a tea party candidate to run against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) in the 2014 primary.

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The Uniqueness of Dante de Blasio

As New York took in the extent of the win by Bill de Blasio in the Democratic primary for mayor, the impact of a powerful television ad starring his son Dante seemed plain.

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Multiracial Families: Counted But Still Misunderstood | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

By Guest Contributor Jen Chau, cross-posted from The Time Is Always Right … In the past couple of years, I have noticed a certain complacency that I

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Jindal: Racism persists because minorities cling to their heritage | The Raw Story

Jindal accused minorities of placing “far too much emphasis on our ‘separateness,’ our heritage, ethnic background, skin color, etc. We live in the age of hyphenated Americans: Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Native Americans, to name just a few.”

Community Village‘s insight:

Racism persists because of xenophobic racists.

 

In Jindal’s list of hyphenated Americans he forgot to mention European-Americans.

 

Jindal also listed Native Americans in his list of hyphenated Americans. The term “Native American” is not hyphenated.

 

There are four types of Americans:

1. First Nations Indigenous Amerindians
2. Colonizer-Americans
3. Immigrant-Americans
4. Migrant-Americans

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The First Family and Their Cell Phones

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“Perhaps the most profound takeaway from my observation is recognizing that this humanizing moment between members of the First Family, and as witnessed by the American public, was enabled by a mobile device. While watching the First Family on their cell phones, I couldn’t help but wonder what they were looking at, who they were texting, what apps were they using to edit photos, and also about the security involved in keeping the First Family and the girls’ data ‘safe and private’. I also thought about how fitting it is that Barack Obama is the first wired president in history of the United States. Since 2008, Obama’s campaign has been credited with successfully using social and mobile media for fundraising and organizing. The Obama administration prides itself on connecting with Americans using Twitter, Reddit, and Google Hangout.”

Community Village‘s insight:

cute photo lol 😀

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July Flashback: Robert Small (White/Black) [American]

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Known as: Politician, Sea Captain & Ship Pilot (US Congressman from South Carolina from 1875-79 & 1882-1887; First captain of African-American descent of a naval vessel in the service of the United States; Influenced Abraham Lincoln to accept African-American soliders into the Union Army; Authored legislation in South Carolina first free and compulsory public school system in the United States; Founded the Republican Party of South Carolina; The US naval vessal “USS Robert Smalls” was named in his honor)

Special Historical Note: Freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery by commandeering the CSS Planter, a Confederate transport ship, and sailing it to freedom.

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July Flashback: Svante Myrick (Black/White) [American]

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Known as: Mayor of Ithaca, New York, USA (At the age of 24, he became the youngest Mayor in Ithaca history and one of the youngest in US History)

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Elizabeth Warren and the Politics of Racial Passing | Marcia Dawkins

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“This year’s election season is “the battle of the racial passers.” While many have fixated on the authenticity of a multiracial President Obama and a Latino Mitt Romney, questions of racial identity and passing have taken center stage in the Massachusetts Senate race between GOP incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren as well.

To put it bluntly, Brown is accusing Warren of “passing,” or representing herself as a member of a different racial group than the one to which she belongs. These accusations are to be expected, as I wrote in my new book, Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity, which deals with how people from all walks of life reconcile who they are with who society tells them to be in a society where racial definitions are constantly changing.

When the votes are counted this November, Warren’s racial identity will be less significant than the fact that questions about her identity persist as means of disqualification. Such questions demonstrate the ongoing problems of racial identification in the twenty-first century.

But, if we’re willing to get past the noise and listen to Warren, we may also find some answers. Answers to questions like: What are you? Who is most qualified to respond? What evidence can be considered? Warren’s identity also provides a new answer to the old question about the definition of race. Is race real? Is it biological? Is it sociological? For Warren the answer is complicated. Race is clearly invisible — a fact of life that may also be, to some degree, a fiction.”

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