If their leader ain’t white, it ain’t all right.
Despite the vocal complaints from Smiley et al, the Black Intelligentsia are not standing at soup kitchens or awaiting food stamps to feed their families.
Obama’s victory does not translate well into a Golden Age because it’s an open secret that people of color, including African-Americans, will suffer horribly during this economic blight, for example.
I have to wonder, if we were discussing a male academic who taught at a prestigious Ivy League university, the reporter would feel the need to spend the entire piece debating whether he deserved the prefix “Dr.”
I feel like a little girl standing in the sun,
beams shining full on her face, grin cocked
When we look at the family legacy names in government from Bush to Kennedy, wealth and bloodline serve as a path to power. If Blagojevich is corrupt, it is because the system of which he is a part of is corrupt.
With the advent of Olbermann and Maddow, several people predicted we’d have a left-version of FOX News, but instead we’ve seen them willing to flank Obama from the left and offer a steady carrot-and-stick.
I could make fun of John Roberts’ fumble of the Oath of Office, or Aretha Franklin’s hat, or Elizabeth Alexander’s poem. I could complain about the cold and the crowds. But I choose not to do that.
Gaza is on everyone’s mind but it wasn’t on the agenda for the speech. War metaphors abounded, but there was no notion of what to do with Israel and Palestine.
I wonder how one man can stand up under the weight of hope that we have placed upon him. The U.S. is bogged down in wars in two countries, the economy is in a recession, and many social justice movements approach Obama with hands outstretched.