10 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

“But I’m Not Racist; I Have Black Friends” – An Answer

I bet you’ve heard someone use that statement as a defense, at least once in your lifetime. Heck, “I have black friends” even made the Urban Dictionary as a phrase used to qualify racist words and behavior. When it comes to playing the race card, there is little doubt that “I have black friends” is […]

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08 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

New Prop 8 Study Dispels Exit Poll Data on African American Voters

A new study by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force finds that CNN exit polls overstated Black support for Prop 8. Based on polling data funded by Equality California Institute and conducted by David Binder Research, the study found that voters who supported Prop 8 were primarily influenced by: Ideology – 82% of voters […]

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05 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Wtf Hollywood ! Analyzing the Proposition 8 Vote

Around 10 pm last night, when the Prop. 8 votes trickled in, I already knew we had lost this time. Reason? Los Angeles was struggling quite early on with the ‘No on 8’ losing by more than 7 percentage points. We would never win without Los Angeles. Kelly Picks a Fight over at OurChart: Los […]

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04 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

TOI Article – 'Why Blacks outrace Whites'

This was supposed to be posted in the “Olympic season” but better late than never. I think any study that starts with the central assumption that there is some great tangible genetic difference between a “black” or “white” person is bound to leave out other possible socio-cultural, geographical or evolutionary biology explanations. I have friends […]

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27 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

DNC Day 3 – Democracy is Melting

Most people believe in change only when they can see it, measure it, maybe even evaluate or experience it. Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese (Ligorano/Reese), in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, presented The State of Things, an ice sculpture of the word “Democracy.” According to Nora and Reese: “The sculpture is emblematic […]

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