Canadian voter apathy is a real threat to our democracy and this was barely addressed by the CBC or our national newspapers.
Buoyed up by the “young and plucky” governor from Alaska, “plucky” enough to hear death threats against her opponent and not bat her mascara, this campaign has entered into its most surreal phase yet.
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.
After reading several rather violently negative reactions to his past stupid comments on race—“articulate and clean”?—I was surprised to find myself realizing that that may be exactly why Biden was chosen.
Clearly all that is needed to bond with Latinos is to eat the “national dish” and be white. That there is a history of white racism against Latinos is certainly not necessary to discuss.
The “us against them” attitude that exists towards teachers, policemen, and other authority figures allows for students of all different kinds to become bound in comradeship against the ever present evil of education.
I have a friend who says the “N”:
A Whiteboy who’s crazy as sin.
Is it useful to point out that a phrase “taming the wild country” is a slap in the face for those who were “tamed”?
I heard the words “Saddam Hussein” and “Al-Qaeda” and “Osama bin Laden.” Then the guy made some comment about Africa. Great, I thought, a geography-challenged bigot.
A book review on the subject of internal conflict in the state of Israel