Archive for January, 2012
The 2008 Presidential election’s brought a new battleground to the forefront of the political arena – online. The online activities of both Barack Obama and John McCain, and their UK counterparts, highlights the increasing reach and influence of online channels and seems to be setting a trend for elections to come.
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I had always thought that being a racist was a bad thing. The dictionary defines a racist as someone who expresses “hatred or intolerance of another race or races.” In my understanding, a racist considered a certain set of people to ALL have the same negative or undesirable characteristics, without exception. Hate, intolerance, stereotyping some people as being all the same without considering, respecting, and celebrating the individual, all very nasty stuff.
But now I am not so sure my understanding of what constitutes a racist is correct any more. These days, it seems you are a racist by simply disagreeing with someone, especially if you disagree with a politician. Consider the following examples:care reform legislation, congressman charles rangel, health care legislation, ku klux klan, shelia jackson lee