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On The Black Millionaires Of Occupy Wall Street

@Abe Sauer I think we can agree that it's non-controversial to say that some people of color are showing up at OWS, but as you say, the movement is largely white. It doesn't take much time in the Black blogosphere to say people aren't 100% comfortable. I'm going to quote Chauncey DeVega, who says, "where were the OWS folks when black and brown people were catching hell for decades, as globalization and deindustrialization ravaged our communities, punching upward mobility and wealth accrual in the gut?" I'm not fully on board with this, but I put it out there to say this: an entire photo album of OWS protests with Black people in them doesn't prove there's not a POC issue(and perhaps I'm too sensitive to this. as one of 2 black people in my class at the private school i went to, I was in every 3rd page of the brochure). It's not a damning indictment of the movement or anything to point this out. I mean, it's America! I'm wondering what the point is here. To vehemently say, "move along, there's nothing to see here?" Okaaaaaayyyyy.

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:41 am 0

On Web Commenters Get Fancy New Title

Where's Dave Cho? I smell t-shirt merchandising.

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm 0

On What If We Never Find Out What Happened to Ronni Chasen?

The Quaids are right!

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm 1

On What If We Never Find Out What Happened to Ronni Chasen?

he was shot in Vegas.

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm 0

On Selling Herself Short: The Miscontexualization of Nicki Minaj

I've never heard this argument against hip hop before. You're very astute.

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm 1

On Selling Herself Short: The Miscontexualization of Nicki Minaj

I don't think she's saying that men are incapable of saying those words, but rather that the meaning of the words and maybe impetus to even say them are tied to Minaj being a woman.

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm 0

On We Are More Excited about Girl Talk on Everything than the Beatles on iTunes

I'm neither, it's just that the internet isn't all there is. It's not even like 2%.

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm 0

On GTA: Vice City, Duke Nukem 3D Certified Totally Rape-Free

Three and four you can do.

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm 0

On We Are More Excited about Girl Talk on Everything than the Beatles on iTunes

http://www.sadtrombone.com/

Man, it's the internet. Something being an event or a moment in time is not special. Girl Talk certainly doesn't have the staying power of, say, Rich Juzwiak's cat Winston or any picture of a lemur. Speaking of which, I thought Girl Talk was Monday's topic.

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 11:13 am 0

On GTA: Vice City, Duke Nukem 3D Certified Totally Rape-Free

The pimps have the money. Shoot them!

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 10:37 am 0