Getting Used to a Black President!

Political scientist Melissa Harris-Lacewell examines how Barack Obama may affect Americans’ conceptualization of race and the Presidency, should he be elected to the position. Barack Obama’s success so far in the 2008 election cycle has fostered optimistic rhetoric in mainstream media about race relations in the United States, but does Obama’s candidacy transform Martin Luther King Jr.’s American dream into a reality?

A recent New York Times/CBS poll found that Americans are sharply divided by race on their views of Senator Obama and the state of race relations. In addition, with an increased presence of other minority groups, issues regarding race in political and social life are no longer black and white. What role does race play in the 2008 election and beyond? Can America ever truly be a color-blind society?

Melissa Victoria Harris-Lacewell is an American writer and political scientist and Associate Professor of Politics and African American studies at Princeton University. She received her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and an honoris causa doctorate from Meadville Lombard Theological School.She is the author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought on the methods African Americans use to develop political ideas through ordinary conversations in places like barbershops, churches, and popular culture.

The work was awarded the 2005 W.E.B. DuBois book award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Harris-Lacewell’s writings have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Crain’s Chicago Business and Newsday. She has provided commentary for NBC News, Fox News, Showtime, HBO, Black Enterprise, National Public Radio and other radio and print sources.

The McCain Camp Reignites The Hate And Smear Campaign!

The McCain Camp Reignites The Hate And Smear Campaign!

Can you guys believe these Republican Charlatans?

Listen to This Racist Rant!

Listen to This Racist Rant! The guys at The Young Turks.Com interview a racist who rants without end!

The caller on this clip needs prayer!

The New Yorker Magazine Should Be Reprimanded!

The New Yorker Magazine Should Be Reprimanded! Their cover of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama was very offensive!

The Aryan Brotherhood Supports Senator Barack Obama!

The Aryan Brotherhood Supports Obama! Listen to their amazing thoughts about Senator Barack Obama’s being elected President!

Could These Bill O’Reilly Rantings Be Perceived as Being Racist?

Could These Bill O’Reilly Rantings Be Perceived as Being Racist? During a conversation about a bunch of ninth grade kids who took topless photographs of each other, O’Reilly had this to say:“But it’s an amazing amount of kids involved with this — 20 — in an affluent school district. This isn’t, you know, the inner city; you would think that these kids would have some kind of a values system.”

Was he stating that he believes that inner city kids don’t have value systems?

Derrick Rose is Turning Pro!

Derrick Rose is Turning Pro! After his awesome freshman season, and after his efforts in taking The University of Memphis to the brink of a NCAA Title he is now off to earn his NBA Fortune! He is projected to be picked within the first 2 picks in the upcoming NBA Draft! His pending endorsement contracts will probably blow our minds! There has been somewhat of a backlash from readers of the local Memphis Newspaper who felt like Derrick Rose was not wise to leave college at this time, which led me to express the following thoughts below!

Aren’t we sometimes a tad bit racist? Why are college basketball players (Mostly African American) that turn professional so stupid? If one is a lock to be in the first 2 picks of the NBA Draft, why are we talking about his getting a degree? Derrick Rose is only 19, he has time to go back to school and get his degree!

Let’s see Derrick Rose will earn from 3.6 to 5 Million a season guaranteed for the next 4 years( Not Counting the Massive Endorsements that he Will Receive) and he’s stupid to take this opportunity?

Why are golfers, baseball players,tennis players (Who are Mostly White) all allowed to be pros as (young) teenagers and no one says a thing?

This kid is likely to make $10 to 15 Million a Year for the next few years, tell me where he can get a college degree that pays this well, and I will personally find and tell Derrick Rose to stay! Some of the responses about the stupidity of his turning pro are selfish and are definitely not in Derrick Rose’s best interests!