The stores listed on Palins shopping extravaganza were Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s important to remember that these well-known retailers were once linked to the slave labour of women.
Though I firmly believe McCain’s dirty campaign tactics did indeed play a factor here, what should also be recognized is the history that white women have of blaming innocent black men of assaults.
It is the very act of condoning racism that caused General Powell to support Obama.
Canadian voter apathy is a real threat to our democracy and this was barely addressed by the CBC or our national newspapers.
It takes 18 months from start to finish for the foreclosure process; therefore the rates of homelessness that we are seeing do not reflect the actual level of vulnerability.
Palin views her so-called relationship with a lesbian as providing her with permission to make homophobic commentary, as well as promote social injustice.
Though the GOP refers to Palin as yet another crack in the glass ceiling, Palin is really a support beam for that ceiling.
Palin makes no apologies for her belief system. Unless the mother’s health is in jeopardy, she believes that a woman should be forced to carry the child to term.
We will continue to speak about the historic nature of Obama’s accomplishment, without acknowledging that we refer to it as such because of the oppression and racism that is alive and strong in American society.
The number of people using this pregnancy as a tactic to shame Bristol, and her mother Sarah, speak volumes about how we understand motherhood.