During last week’s ‘Scandal’ recap, I expressed annoyance with Olivia’s likening her relationship to Fitz to that of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings — and the adamant Twitter cosigning of that janky-ass analogy. But if you want to understand how vastly different these two situations are, try thinking up a label for the relationship [...]
The first and second installments of a four-part series of mock commercials part of Pierre Bennu’s larger series of paintings and films “deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.”
Had me chortling in all sort of inappropriateness here at the college library cafe.
Check Bennu’s exittheapple.com for [...]
When people think of slave revolts in United States history, the Nat Turner rebellion is usually what comes to mind. On August 21, 1831, Turner led a group of slaves in a rebellion that resulted in the deaths of almost 60 white men, women, and children. While I don’t remember ever going into much depth [...]
If the all-knowing Jake Tapper is correct, McCain’s next attack will be on comments Obama made seven years ago during a radio appearance in a discussion about slavery and the Constitution.
Political Punch (long, I know):
In that show — WBEZ-FM’s “Odyssey” — Obama discussed the role of the courts in civil rights.
Today, aides [...]