Category Archives: Racism

Shithole = Weaponized Communications

Once again, we are scratching our heads in what seems like a perpetual state of bewilderment. “How low can he go?” We continue to ask. A couple of days ago during a meeting in which the President rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he described certain nations as “shithole countries.” The resulting worldwide reaction

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Sir Mix-A-Lot. Stephen Witt. Ashley MacIsaac

He tells it as he sees it. From big butts to racism, the one and only Sir Mix-A-Lot does not mince his words. One of popular culture’s preeminent observers and a popular guest on Life Elsewhere, Sir Mix-A-Lot  is back to air his thoughts on the latest headlines, including the Confederate flag, the Charleston church massacre, President Obama on WTF with Marc Maron and Taylor Swift vs. Apple. Sir Mix-A-Lot pays careful attention to what’s

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White Isolation And Lack Of Engagement

As yet another young black man dies at the hands of the police and civil unrest ensues, noted musician and activist, Dan Zanes says “White isolation and lack of engagement should be addressed”. Zanes, was a member of the Del Fuegos from the beginning to the end of the eighties. In 1994, he released a solo CD, Cool Down Time, shortly after which he moved to

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Answering The Inconvenient Questions

The sound montage above was created just after the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case was announced. The anger and outrage over what many believed to unadulterated racism in the case, was countered by commentators who would have you believe that because President, Barack Obama comes from a bi-racial family then racism is non-existent. We live in a “post racial society”, they proclaim. Yet, since the

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Racism In America 2015

As the 50th anniversary of Selma is commemorated, a video is posted showing members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon gleefully engaged in a racist chant on a bus. Just a few days later, the chief of the Ferguson Police Department resigned, continuing a wave of high-profile exits following a scathing Department of Justice report on

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