While Amp is busy fixing his basement, I figured I’d take over the link farm duties. As a rule I generally post bunch-o-links only on Rachel’s Tavern because y’all will never come over and visit my site unless I have some unique content. Plus, I can’t possible compete with Amp’s link farms; my man manages to get like 1,000 good posts in each link farm. Of course, it should not come as a surprise to anybody that my links are heavy on racism content with a little gender and human equality content thrown in for good measure. Admittedly, when it comes to progressive/liberal politics, y’all won’t find too many links here, but feel free to add you favorite links of the week in the comment section.
1. Donna has a really good post about American Indians and taxes.
2. How to Suppress a Discussion of Transracial Adoption by Harlow’s Monkey
3. Bomani gets hate mail from whites angry about two Black coaches being in the Super Bowl.
4. Terrence Says has one of the more interesting posts on the Isiah Washington F-Word controversy. For the record, I think Washington was wrong and I won’t defend his wording, but I think Terrence makes a couple good points.
5. Uh-ohh, this is really going to stir up some controversy!!!. I found this post on a site dedicated to Bollywood films (Indian films for those who don’t know. In order to understand why this is so ironic you need to have been following the coverage of the British version of Big Brother. Here’s a brief summary: Well known Inidan actress Shilpa Shetty was a contestant on the show, and she was the subject of racial taunts from a group of white women contestants. There was a huge uproar in India and in Britain over her treatment. Now, lo and behold, what do we see? Shilpa Shetty from a 2004 broadcast where the hosts are lampooning a guy in blackface, and Shetty appears to be laughing (of course, I don’t know if it’s uncomfortable laugh or what; you can’t tell from the picture.). Go figure!! This is a great example of why I don’t go for that people of color can’t be racist argument.
6. Brownfemipower has been blogging about her experience at the National Advocates for Pregnant Women Conference. She does a good job talking about how we need to refocus away from abortion and on to the reproductive rights/women’s and children’s rights. Amanda is also hosting presenters from the conference on her site.
7. I also had to give a shout out to Amanda on this post comparing anti-abortion activists and animal rights activists.
9. Ballastexistenz put up this post a while ago, and I forgot to put it in my last Bunch-O-Links. It’s a video she made about personhood that she dedicates to Ashley X.