Racial Politics This Week -- A Roundup

It's a grey Saturday here at Jack and Jill Politics. The perfect weather to spend listening to the soothing bluesy sounds of "The Incredible Jimmy Smith" album: Back at the Chicken Shack. Don't take my word for it. It says right on the cover art over the chicken coop and above the black-and-white dog in big red letters that he's incredible.

First a word: Jack and Jill Politics is looking for local minority-authored blogs to start building a blogroll. We want to find more progressive blogs covering politics in the states like CTBlogger (CT), Where Is the Outrage (NC), Vivian Paige (VA) and Black At Michigan (MI) with voices that can add new perspectives. If you are a local minority blogger or know a local minority blog that deserves a little more attention, please leave the link in the comments or email us at jjpolitics at gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

Mama's got a lot to do today and I bet you do too. So I'm gonna hit you with some quick links to check out in our weekly roundup of what's happening at the crossroads where minorities and politics meet.

* First, this Mark Foley Predatorgate coverup thing is not partisan despite Republican efforts to make it so. That's why they are going to lose and lose big in the elections. It's not Democrat vs. Republican; it's Right vs. Wrong. The cover-up caused even conservative Christian Black blogger La Shawn Barber to dig deep and question her loyalty to the current GOP leadership. Furthermore, Wanda Sykes would like you to know that Foley is giving alcohol a bad name. (Thanks to the Huffington Post for the link!) I would like to know why Mark Foley is in rehab and  not in jail. Isn't what he did somehow against some law somewhere?

* Republic of T breaks it down on attempts to connect homosexuality and pedophilia. This is wrong and ignorant, Margaret Cho agrees. Hopefully, pastors will keep that in mind in church this Sunday. Let's keep the hate where it belongs: directed at child molesters and not at the GLBT community, ok?

More after the jump...

* Colin Powell has more luck this week finding his balls than those elusive WMDs and hits hard on the Bush Administration for its "stay the course" policy in Irag.

* President Bush signs the Secure Fence Act over the protests of major Latino organizations like LULAC, NCLR and MALDEF.

* Condi Rice gets caught in a big lie about what she knew and when she was briefed prior to 9/11. Black people across the nation sigh in shame.

* Republican Kerry Healy running for governor in Massachusetts runs a Willie Horton-style ad against Black Democratic opponent Deval Patrick. It's kinda semi-factual and racist. Read more and watch the ad here.

* Want to know why VA State Sen. Benny Lambert endorsed George "Deer Head in Your Mailbox" Allen and why this is wrong? The BlackProf has answers for you. BTW, BlackProf is doing a census of blogs dedicated to covering African-American issues. Help him out if you can.

* Joe Lieberman plays the race card and disses his former ally, Rev. Al Sharpton.

* There was an Activists vs MinuteMen brawl at a Columbia University event this week. Both Latino Pundit and Huffington Post cover the story.

* YouTube.com finally decides to take on hate on their network more actively and gives Michelle Malkin the boot. Heh.

Tags: Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, CT-Sen, Deval Patrick, Foley, GBLT, George Allen, latino, Lieberman, MA-GOV, Minutemen, Predatorgate, Secure Fence Act, VA-Sen (all tags)



Re: Racial Politics This Week -- A Roundup

You left out the GOP mailer sent out here in Tennessee in which the GOP photoshopped a picture of  Harold Ford Jr. to make his skin look darker.

by Tom 2006-10-07 11:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Racial Politics This Week -- A Roundup

Interesting -- hadn't heard much about it. But it's the kind of thing that happens. Ugh. I've heard the story before. Fear of a Black Candidate, I guess. Got a link you can share with more info?

by Jill Tubman 2006-10-07 02:11PM | 0 recs
Re: link, and Minuteman Columbia Protest

Thank you for the link. I excepted your site on my hotlink list so you could post the Hastert image without an ugly 403.

Re Minuteman storm at Columbia, I wrote a post here on the 5th, actually, and it also has the video of the stage-storming. Not that people shouldn't visit Señor Pundit's post, as well. :)

by Nezua Limon Xoloquinta Jonez 2006-10-07 01:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Racial Politics This Week -- A Roundup

You forgot:

"Joe Lieberman plays the race card and disses his former ally, Rev. Al Sharpton."

Jews across the nation sigh in shame.

We'll trade you Lieberman and Wolfowitz for Rice and Powell.

by BingoL 2006-10-07 05:04PM | 0 recs
Howling Latina


She's great. From VA, where there's a lot of reactionary immigration talk.

by msnook 2006-10-07 08:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Howling Latina

Looks like a great site. Thanks.

by Jill Tubman 2006-10-08 04:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Racial Politics This Week -- A Roundup

The idea that Foley's guilty of e-mails but not guilty of actual sex with minors is absurd. Of course this guy has had sex with minors and we will hear about it sooner or later.

by pwax 2006-10-08 03:36AM | 0 recs


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