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Crossposted from TAPPED. On Tuesday, I wrote about President Obama’s visit to The View today and suggested he bring up his new initiative to fight the HIV/AIDS in the black community. But as I predicted, Obama did not mention it, nor did he confront host Sherri Shepherd for blaming high rates of HIV/AIDS in the black Read More

Before Monday, I can’t say that I knew much – if anything –  about Jeffrey Lord. I was probably better off, considering his online column posted yesterday morning at The American Spectator about Shirley Sherrod was breathtaking in its ignorance and shamelessness. Lord essentially called Sherrod a liar for using the word “lynch” to describe Read More

Our constant readers know there are few things we here at PostBourgie look forward to more than a new season of Mad Men, so one can imagine my sigh of contentment on Sunday night sinking once more into that world of sharp suits, cigarette smoke and intrigue.

The easy joke – and one made endlessly on the innanets yesterday – is that BP CEO Tony Hayward is finally getting his life back. But that’s not really true. Hayward is being shipped to Siberia to oversee a joint venture between BP and a group of Russian oil billionaires. And for all his troubles, Read More

Jamelle: This week’s controversy centered on Shirley Sherrod, an official with the USDA who was forced to resign today after a video surfaced of a speech she gave on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website. In the speech, Sherrod talks about an incident that happened when she worked for an agricultural nonprofit and a white farmer Read More

[cross-posted from TAPPED] Ross Douthat spent his precious column real estate Monday on the plight of poor, white Christians from red states who suffer disproportionately, he says, from elite-college admissions policies that favor lower-income black and Hispanic students over them. He borrows liberally from a blog post by Russell K. Nieli on Minding the Campus, Read More

If the Tea Party thinks you’re too racist for their ranks, where do you go from there? Has Sarah Palin found someone to replace her spokeswoman yet? Those questions don’t have to be mutually exclusive, if you get my drift. Oh … I’m so coy. Also, I’m not going to bother making anymore jokes about Read More

Kai Wright breaks down a recent CDC study about the effect that poverty has on HIV transmission. The study shows a much higher rate of HIV infection among heterosexual poor people in the U.S. But Wright debunks the following too-obvious takeaway from the study: that poverty, not race has the greatest effect on HIV transmission Read More

Joel Johnson at Gizmodo decides to “stalk” a black girl on Twitter: I realized most of my Twitter friends are like me: white dorks. So I picked out my new friend and started to pay attention. She’s a Christian, but isn’t afraid of sex. She seems to have some problems trusting men, but she’s not Read More