Posted by Jack Stephens on March 30, 2007
On a thread a while back a woman spoke about never seeing poverty in the U.S. as bad as what she saw in Mexico. I and lots of other people spoke about how poverty is hidden in the U.S. by zoning laws, police and the prison system.
Here’s a story from the LA Times about a particular hidden community
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Posted by ritualground on March 30, 2007
Nezua blogs over at the Unapologetic Mexican about the racist appropriation of hip-hop at the Radio-Television Correspondent’s Dinner, which included a freestyle performance by none other than Karl Rove.
The point is that for me to see rich, pink, warmongers handling Hip-Hop as a weapon both against black people (see the token grin and clap to lines like “He’s so White, he’ll never be beat”) as well as against the process of Justice creeping up on the GOPs power-hoarding and lording (Fitzgerald tears off “animal tops”?) makes me want to SCREAM.
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