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It is hard to stand when your back is broken.
Monday, April 30, 2007

By Nico Rahim

I’m not a big fan of commenting on other people’s blog entries.  But, while procrastinating I responded to a blog entry on Ella Baker Center for Human Rights‘ site called “Will the socially conscious people please stand up???” I probably shouldn’t have, given the title alone plays into two of the more annoying expressions of the day, but it does ask an important question—where the fuck is everyone?

Here it is:

A social consciousness is…


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Spinning, Lying and Distorting History:  U.S. Media’s Response to the Virginia Tech Tragedy
Friday, April 20, 2007

By Liam O’Donoghue

According to syndicated radio talk show host Rusty Humphries, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui is “frying in hell.” “I just wish he were alive,” Humphries added dryly, “so we could put him to death.”

Another ultra-right wing radio host, Michael Savage, spewed bizarre conspiracy theories stemming from the report that Seung-Hui had scrawled the words “Ismail Ax” on his arm.  Savage also demanded information related to two other “men of color” who were photographed being handcuffed by police during the raid on Norris Hall.  Somehow, he predictably managed to blame Islam.


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Doing it for Daddy
Monday, April 02, 2007

By Nico Rahim

America has come a long way.  Two of the top candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are a black man and a white woman, something that was unthinkable only a generation ago.  This brings to mind an idea I had a while back--a screenplay about a black man and a white woman running against each other in a Democratic presidential primary.  As it now stands, the idea has lost its timeliness.  Why go for a fictitious representation of a black man and a white woman sacrificing their gender and racial identities to appease the white…


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