Racism

Flashpoints on 08/20/08

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Dennis Bernstein interviews Michael Parenti, author, historian and media critic, who discusses US activities in the Middle East and implications of the 2008 US Presidential election. His latest book is Contrary Notions, the Michael Parenti Reader.

And on the Block Report hear about The Decline of Black Radio.
The guest is Iyanna Jones - filmmaker of Disappearing Voices, the Decline of Black Radio, written and narrated by Bob Law, and directed by U-Savior. www.disappearingvoices.com, www.blockreportradio.com

Bread and Roses on 08/15/08

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 08/15/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Taking a Look at Ourselves
New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis is co-director of the American Human Development Project, a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.
Many of the national findings are mirrored locally in Multnomah County.

Voices from the Edge on 08/14/08

Air date: 
Thu, 08/14/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
AIDS and Race

African Americans make up 13 percent of the total U.S. population yet they represent 49 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in this country. In Oregon, where African Americans make up only 2 percent of the population, 8 percent of Oregonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are black. HIV/AIDS levels in the African American community are surpassing levels in several African nations currently receiving U.S. support to fight the disease.

Positively Revolting on 08/08/08

Air date: 
Fri, 08/08/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

 

Why can’t we just get along? Looking back at the Jena 6 and intolerance in America. Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty host.

2008 Election Racism, Offshore Drilling, and "New Capitalism"

program date: 
Mon, 08/04/2008

Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.

56:42 minutes (25.96 MB)

What Digby said

Once again, here's Digby, doing it better than most could even hope.

Really, read it. She is one of the best bloggers around.

-A

FNB Politics

Apropos of my earlier post, here's Rick Perstein from March 2007:

... Rush Limbaugh calls the insufficiently martial Iraq Study Group “James Baker’s Fruit Salad.” To those with good memories who pay very close attention, this is a reference to the former secretary of state’s preference that the report be considered in its entirety rather than picked over like a fruit salad. But, to right-wingers who’ve forgotten that (the lion’s share, no doubt), the nickname made just as much sense. The report recommended diplomacy. Isn’t that kind of … fruity? And, in a nod to Ailes, Limbaugh has taken to calling Fox News’s chief competitor “PMSNBC.”

The only Democratic leaders who aren’t feminized, of course, are the women. With them, it’s just the opposite. Limbaugh has a phrase he uses to explain why, supposedly, Hillary Clinton is never questioned aggressively: She produces a “testicle lockbox” into which male reporters must deposit their manhood. Nancy Pelosi, in Rush-speak, is “Bella Pelosi,” a nice two-for-the-price-of-one slur: For Dittoheads nostalgic for the 1970s, it suggests the mannishness of the loudmouthed New York liberal congresswoman Bella Abzug; for the rest, the homophonology is to Bella Lugosi—the Democratic leader is Dracula.

Read the whole thing. It's well worth it.

It's the corollary of the racist code I was talking about earlier. As Perlstein points out, the Right wins elections by rendering the Left's the Center's candidates unpalatable -- whether it's by invoking his Scary Blackness or her Butch Manliness.

Why should we care about this bullshit, as you have asked many times on the radio? Why don't we talk about the business end of imperialism and the violence and injustice being wrought everywhere? Because this bullshit works, and it results in halfwits and their undead puppetmasters occupying the halls of power. And then they are free to do what they will.

Racist dog-whistles

As usual, Digby says it better than I can:

Here's a piece of McCain campaign manager Rick Davis's press release from last week:

Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, comparable to Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. As he told Congressional Democrats yesterday, he has become the "symbol" for the world's aspirations for America and that we are now at "the moment ... that the world is waiting for."

Only a celebrity of Barack Obama's magnitude could attract 200,000 fans in Berlin who gathered for the mere opportunity to be in his presence. These are not supporters or even voters, but fans fawning over The One. Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand "MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew -- Black Forest Berry Honest Tea" and worry about the price of arugula.

Yet, despite all of the fans, paparazzi and media adoration, the American people still have questions: Is Barack Obama prepared to lead?

This press release is, of course, supporting a McCain attack ad depicting Obama as a massive celebrity and associating him with the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. As wingnut attacks go, though, this press release swings for the fences. Not only does it hit on many of the classic effete, liberal-elitist themes -- love from the Euros (200,000 in Berlin); fussy, non-manly eating habits (organic tea and arugula); and obsession with appearance (trips to the gym) -- it manages to throw in a couple of good-ol' racist GOP dog-whistle tactics.

Now, what do I mean by GOP racist dog-whistle tactics?

Civil Liberties Watch: Angola 3 Defendant's Conviction Overturned

program date: 
Sat, 07/12/2008

Angola 3 defendant Albert Woodfox had his 1973 comviction for the killing of Angola prison guard overturned by a federal judge in Lousisiana. This is a significant victory for former Black Panther, Woodfox who was held in solitary confinement for over 34 years.

Also see angola3.org

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)
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