The Census – “How We Became White People”

This one by the author of the blog – “Stuff White People Like“, Christian Lander -

How we became white people

Christian Lander

I am white. I know that’s a terribly big surprise, considering that I write a blog called Stuff White People Like, but I mean it, I’m white.

Like really white.

I’m not attempting to assert some sort of superiority through my whiteness; quite the opposite actually. Thanks to my liberal upbringing, I am imbued with the appropriate amount of guilt and shame about my ancestors and their actions in the New World.

Even in my home, I can’t offer a blanket to a nonwhite friend without the fear that they will look at me and say “no smallpox on this right?” A joke, but I still want to apologize.

I’m a white male. I belong to a group that pretty much always been able to own land and to vote. I’m more or less from the kind that grabbed power somewhere after the fall of Rome and never let go. In other words, I’m the kind of white guy that has never experienced any real oppression.

Although I guess my ancestors technically left England because of some religious persecution and in spite of a rough boat ride and a rough first Thanksgiving, it’s safe to say it worked out pretty well. Unless you got one of those aforementioned blankets. Continue reading

Arizona… Again! State Bans Ethnic “Chauvanism” in Education!

Fresh from conservatives “disappearing” Thurgood Marshall, Ceasar Chavez, and Hispanics from Texas textbooks…

We have Arizona’s new law to disappear all minorities.

Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Curb ‘Chauvanism’ in Ethnic Studies Programs

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

New Arizona Welcome Sign

The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature. Continue reading

Why 2010 May Not Be What Republicans Expect

Don’t cry for me Arizona… Indeed!

Opinion: GOP Can’t Win With Just White Votes

With a record number of black candidates seeking Republican nominations in upcoming congressional races, the GOP may finally make progress in facing the most serious menace to its survival: the lack of support from any significant segment of the nonwhite population.

Not all of the 33 African-American contenders will win their primary contests, let alone the general election, but at least a half-dozen of them face promising prospects and could provide new energy for a party that desperately needs to shatter its lily-white image. Continue reading

Jon Stewart Schools Ken Blackwell

Uncle Tom extraordinaire and un-indicted conspirator Ken Blackwell gets taken to the woodshed by Jon Stewart…

Th epitome of ignorance, indeed. Blackwell better stick to the Stupid-white-people’s network – Faux, as obviously he has been outed, and will continue to be outed for the buckdancing clown he is when facing anyone with an IQ above room temperature.

This is Alabama. We Speak English…

An ad by an Alabama Republican running for Governor has sparked some controversy…

Alabama Candidate Vows to Conduct Driver’s Test Only in English

As if tension over immigration weren’t high enough, Alabama (Republican) gubernatorial candidate Tim James just dialed up the volume on the debate with a new ad declaring that, if elected, he will allow the state’s driver’s license test to be conducted only in English.

As if tension over immigration weren’t high enough, Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James just dialed up the volume on the debate with a new ad declaring that, if elected, he will allow the state’s driver’s license test to be conducted only in English.

The brief ad shows James, son of former Alabama Gov. Fob James, taking issue with the many languages offered to administer the test.

“Why do our politicians make us give driver’s license exams in 12 languages? This is Alabama. We speak English,” James says. “If you want to live here, learn it. We’re only giving that test in English if I’m governor. Maybe it’s the businessman in me, but we’ll save money and it makes sense.”

James pauses, looks down contemplatively, and then gazes up again to ask: “Does it to you?”

One question… Does that mean and Alabama Drawl English…

Or the variants of English as spoken above the Mason Dixon Line?

Y’all…

C Class Parking Blues… There’s an AP for That!

Modern cars come with all kinds of technological wizardry. From the ability to self parallel park, to a radar like system which will slow the car in response to traffic slowing down in front of you – and a seat belt pre-tensioning system which activates in emergencies prior to a crash. The electronics, especially in luxury cars every day seems more iPhone like…

I imagine some intrepid Mercedes Engineer will be developing a “Parking Garage Ap” after this one!

Now if they can just “upgrade” the driver…

Oil Disaster Threatens Gulf Coast Fisheries

Get ready for a little WD40 with those Oysters on the half shell…

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