by alexbhill, Tue May 01, 2007 at 12:43:29 PM EDT
Previously posted on the Young People For Blog.
So many people ask: "Is the United States ready for it's first black president?" However I think the real question is, "Will the American people be prepared to recognize the differences that we all share?" The truth of the matter is that we won't have a `black' president if Barak Obama is elected. If Obama is elected he will carry on the great American tradition of presidents who are racially and ethnically mixed. The attempts to stamp our current society with the false vestiges of time will not do. Today is not as black and white as the televisions once used to be.
by francislholland, Fri Feb 23, 2007 at 05:12:08 AM EST
I watched the promotional video from last year, and I saw six Black people among 1,500 participants.
Cross-posted at Culture Kitchen and the Francis L. Holland Blog.
Today, I came across a link to a publicity video for YearlyKos and I watched the entire video to confirm a suspicion: That YearlyKos is an overwhelmingly white gathering -disproportionately white considering the number of Blacks in the Democratic Party. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=
-1234580617661540850&q=Mark+Bowllan Watch the film for yourselves and tell me if my perceptions are in error.
Here's what I saw: Watching a thirty-nine minute video of "1,500""progressive" Democratic Party bloggers at a hotel in Las Vegas, in all of the shots where the camera panned the crowds, the hallways, the hotel rooms, and speakers diases, I saw two Black women and four Black men among 1,500 people. If accurate, this would mean that YearlyKos was about .03% Black in a Democratic Party that has 20% elected and appointed Black delegates at the Democratic National Convention. What is it about DailyKos and Yearly Kos that makes it so white in a Party with so much Black participation?
by francislholland, Tue Feb 20, 2007 at 04:26:05 PM EST
Cross-posted at http://francislholland.blogspot.com/
This is an historical and political analysis of the central premise that underlies John Edwards' claim to the Presidency. This essay asks and explores the question, "Why Will Electing John Edwards Raise Women and Minorities Out of Poverty?" Everything in the above graphic represents only my own original paraphrased appreciation of the thrust of arguments made by others.
Everyone who has superficially studied the problem of American poverty knows that, although all demographic groups are represented among the poor, women and minorities are more likely to be poor than other segments of our society (e.g. white men).
In fact, historical patterns of discrimination that legally prevented women and minorities from buying and owning property, opening bank accounts, and moving to areas where opportunities were greater - all of these governmentally sponsored factors and more led to the feminization and the "racialization" of poverty. The poverty of Blacks began when we were forced to work for free, with government returning us to our "owners" if we escaped slavery with the intention of being paid for our own labor.
In light of this history of the causes of poverty, it is quite impossible to talk about alleviating poverty without discussing how to systematically root out the carefully lain government sponsored roots of poverty in de jure and de facto gender and color-based discrimination. To the degree that there is anything at all that the government is still doing that intentionally or effectively disadvantages the target populations of a proposed new poverty program, to be effective in alleviating poverty government must stop doing anything and everything that has historically led and continues to lead to the feminization and colorization of poverty.
by francislholland, Sat Feb 17, 2007 at 12:09:36 PM EST
Appointed Assistant US Attorney for Civil Rights during the Clinton Administration,
Deval Patrick is now first Black Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, winning another State House for Democrats that had been held by Republicans. Diversity works for Democrats.
Democratic "progressive" blogs may not be entirely convinced of the value of diversity among their participants, Matt Stoller Story with under 3% Black participation at MyDD and DailyKos, but the Clintons have been practicing diversity successfully for over three decades.
With Blacks making up 20% of the delegates to the Democratic National Convention, diversity is a crucial part of the winning electoral strategy and governing philosophy of the diverse Clinton team. This diary explains why the Clintons' proven competence at involving minorities and winning loyal Black and Latino support is a requisite skill for contesting and winning the Presidency.
by PRESIDENT0707, Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 12:24:56 PM EST
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