Race

Race, sex and lobbying in a purple state

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April 21, 2009

From the Durham News, Pam Spaulding recounts lobbying for equality in North Carolina: I recently attended the Equality NC Day of Action at the state legislature, where average citizens met with lawmakers to discuss pro-equality bills and urge them to oppose a constitutional amendment bill banning same-sex marriage. The real story, however, is what happened when […]

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Delta days on Capitol Hill

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March 1, 2009

From Politico If a woman in red demands to be noticed, a thousand women in red are impossible to ignore. At least that’s what the members of Delta Sigma Theta are counting on when they head to the Hill next week, clad in crimson and cream, to lobby their senators and representatives on the African-American […]

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More on race and Prop 8

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November 29, 2008

Charles Blow, the African-American columnist for the NY Times who both writes and produces compelling graphics for the op-ed page, has a column this morning in which he argues that lgbt rights advocates should concentrate on persuading African-American women, who vote in much great numbers than black men, that marriage for s/s couples is a […]

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Michelle Obama’s minefield

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November 23, 2008

By Chrystia Freeland in Financial Times … The First Lady occupies an odd position in American life, at once on a pedestal and under a microscope. Her husband is the nation’s foremost politician and her main job is to help him do his. But she must always remember that she holds no elected office and […]

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New blog with “Obama Posse” list

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November 22, 2008

On Being a Black Lawyer, a new blog by Yolanda Young, focuses on the interests and experiences of African-American lawyers. Feminist Law Professors reports that OBABL grew out of a post by Young last March on Huffington, describing racial stratification at top law firms. OBABL currently features an "Obama Posse List" of African-American lawyers being named […]

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Post Prop 8: learning the lessons

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November 15, 2008

I write this as demonstrations against Prop 8 occur around the country. (Right – NYC Wednesday night; HT for photo to Barbara Kerr) That's great (although I distance myself from anything framed as anti-Mormon per se). While it's been tough to have been too busy to be blogging in the last couple of weeks, I'm […]

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