January 22, 2012, 9:58 am
A friend joked about Rick Santorum’s belated victory in Iowa: “Who cares that six more white people in Iowa voted for Santorum.” Of course, Iowa is pretty darn white. Its population is 91-percent white.
South Carolina is not. In fact its population is 66-percent white and 29-percent black.
So how is it that 98 percent of the voters in the South Carolina GOP primary were white? Not to mention 98 percent of the voters were Christian (with 37 percent of those Catholics and 42 percent Protestant).
According to Courtland Milloy over at The Washington Post, the unbearable whiteness of the GOP is not talked about enough given that
those who call themselves Republicans have coalesced around nothing more than their whiteness. What else could it be? Certainly not economic self-interest.
Over at The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes
When a professor of history calls Barack Obama a “Food…
September 28, 2011, 4:25 pm
Susan Sarandon and Cornel West have met with the occupation; dozens of cities are seeing fledgling occupation movements. An Occupy Boston! organizing meeting last night reportedly drew over 300 participants; marches and occupations are ongoing in Chicago and Los Angeles, and expected this weekend in both San Francisco and San Jose, as well as Washington, D.C. Buffalo, New York and Lexington, Kentucky are seeing hundreds express interest in occupation-related events via social media. Glenn Greenwald at Salon does the best job so far of analyzing the left’s bungled reaction to the occupation:
Some of this anti-protest posturing is just the all-too-familiar New-Republic-ish eagerness to prove one’s own Seriousness by castigating anyone to the left of, say, Dianne Feinstein or John Kerry; for such individuals, multi-term, pro-Iraq-War Democratic Senator-plutocrats define the…