Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 29 2012

Anne Romney, White Empress

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By Sikivu Hutchinson While the mainstream media slobbers over breast cancer survivor Ann Romney’s ‘just folks’ performance at last night’s Republican Convention thousands of poor and working class women across the country won’t get breast cancer screenings due to the GOP’s relentless war against providers like Planned Parenthood.  It wasn’t surprising that Romney’s rich empress …

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Aug 27 2012

Trailer Trash Fantasy League

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By Sikivu Hutchinson It’s always been the secret wish of people of color to play down home Deliverance-style crackers in a special trailer trash fantasy league like those Civil War enactment confabs where white men get off on pretending Dixie never died.  Better still, it’s always been my personal ambition to enact a trailer trash …

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Aug 15 2012

Beyond Starship Enterprise: Racism, Sexism & The Science Pipeline

   “She Blinded Me With Science”  By Sikivu Hutchinson Decked out in a white lab coat straight from central casting, the African American science teacher featured in Target’s latest “Back to School” commercial is a cartoonish reminder of the dearth of images of black scientists in American popular culture. Riffing about school supplies to the …

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Aug 13 2012

Secular African Solidarity & the Diaspora: Kenyan Humanist Moses Alusala

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 “Both (Africans and African Americans) have a shared history of racism whose historical underpinnings is in slavery and colonialism and is perpetuated through the neocolonisation of globalization reinforced by organized religion”  Moses Alusala is the Chair of the Kenyan Humanist Association.  Recently he discussed his advocacy work, influences, and the political connections between     African and African …

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Aug 03 2012

The Romney Chronicles: Partying Like It’s 1865


By Sikivu Hutchinson In an effort to clarify his racist comments about backward Palestinians and prosperous Israel Romney let loose with more exceptionalist flatulence at the National Review:  “But what exactly accounts for prosperity if not culture? In the case of the United States, it is a particular kind of culture that has made us …

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Aug 01 2012

Homophobe Black Pastors Brand Obama Judas


By Sikivu Hutchinson Proving that there’s no fool like a God-fearing fool, William Owens, founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors, recently announced the launch of a national campaign against President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage.  Speaking at a press conference Owens condemned Obama’s “Judas” like ways for “bowing to homosexual money,” blustering that …

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