Never has the world watched the actions and the decisions of a black woman the way that it has watched Michelle Obama.
This holiday is pure Americana, and it is pure revisionist history.
One can only imagine the pleading of the child, and the promises they must have made about behavioural changes as the parents headed toward the hospital exit.
The woman/man on the line had no control in the production of gas guzzling, earth-killing, and ultimately unprofitable SUV’s beyond assuring that they were built up to standard.
In a country where many do not have health insurance, insuring property is not even a thought for the poor and disenfranchised.
Duanna now joins women like Angie Zapata, Victoria Arellano, Amanda Milan and Alexis King on the list of trans women who have met their end through violence.
The media wasted no time in offering a scapegoat by repeatedly broadcasting that the African American community, comprising approximately 10% of the population, voted 70% in favour of Prop 8.
My tears flowed freely, and, just for the briefest of moments, I knew what it was to believe that I, a black mother of no real significance, was worth something.
We have become so jaded that democracy for its own sake seems meaningless, but voting to stand against “isms” seems somehow more justified.
Well, it seems that McCain didn’t get the submissive vice presidential candidate that he wanted.