Race 2012 Blogging Project

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BoomerWizdom
I have been searching for a way to get involved in this presidential election. I wrote a few pieces a few months back on the voter’s rights legislation in Minnesota, Wisconsin,  Texas and elsewhere.  But I still want to make a contribution and have been searching for a meaningful way to do this. More…

Def Shepherd
def-shepherdWhen Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States on November 4, 2007, many started throwing around the phrase “post-racial America.” While we certainly had reached a historic milestone — much quicker than many of us would have predicted — we are nowhere near…More…

Destination Unknown
Destination UnknownI’ve tried multiple times to start this blog post. I know it is incredibly important that I get things right, say the right words, and do it so eloquently and profoundly that I change the path America is going on. Who am I kidding? I need to just state the facts. More…

Heal Now and Forever Be in Peace
At this point in my life, I’d rather resist all competition. But instead I have joined the race Race 2012!  More…

In Jayne’s World
In Jayne’s World We’re a nation of idiots.  How can any voter be undecided at this point?   Do they live in caves?  And what’s with these daily polls swinging this way and that? More…

Life As An Art Form
LifeAsanantOh, how I’ve missed delivering my essays and prose pieces to you, but I have good reason. Really, I do! Our family recently relocated from the South Suburbs of Chicago to a suburb just outside Philadelphia earlier this summer More…

Lisa W. Rosenberg
Lisa W. RosenbergSometimes I wish I were Obama’s therapist.  Not that I think he suffers from any kind of mental illness, on the contrary, he may be the sanest man in Washington.  It’s just that I think anyone with a stressful life deserves someone to talk to, to help them manage daily frustrations without taking them out on loved ones, developing an ulcer, or worse. More…

Meditating Mummy
When my blog friend Monica Medina of Monica’s Tangled Web asked me if I would like to join other bloggers and contribute a post, or many, sharing my observations and bringing my voice, towards a PBS Race 2012 project, I was happy to say yes. More…

Monica’s Tangled Web
If you ask me, with 40 days left to the election, the best reality show around just kicked it up a notch. I’m talking, of course, about the 2012 run for the presidency. I mean, just think about it. There’s enough drama here—machinations,  angst, he said/he said accusations, secret tapes, backstabbing, blunders, greed, politicos being thrown under the bus, backroom meetings, not to mention out-and-out brawls—to spice up at least a dozen reality shows. More…

 

QBG Tilted Tiara
This nation has taken on the inequity of education at every level from K through university as part of the on-going debate. The question we have to ask ourselves is it only poverty that drives the inequity or is there something else at work is there a racial undercurrent, still. More…

 

 

 

Reinventing the Event Horizon: Notes from the Edge
Whether or not, as a white woman living in middle America, I am as qualified as others to address the role race plays in the 2012  presidential election, as a writer who wants to participate in the national conversation around this year’s White House bid…More…

Sarah And Sons
In 1972, our family moved from Greenwich, CT to Maui, Hawaii. It was 6,000 miles and another world away. In Greenwich, I attended a prestigious Montessori school with sons and daughters of the Rich and Upper Middle Class of the area. More…

Shenk It Up!
http://shenkitup.com/Shenkitup.com is a blog written by Nate Shenk, who studied marketing at Texas State University in central Texas and is currently a financial aid advisor for a college in Texas. More…

This is Nacho Mama’s blog
This is Nacho Mama's blogAm I the only mami out there who feels that we’re being approached a little, um, differently this presidential election than ever before? Kind of like we’ve been the homely girl at school who got a makeover, and now all of a sudden the boys are falling all over themselves to go to prom with us. Is it just me, or are we Latinas being treated a bit like pawns in this political chess match? More…

She’sWrite
http://sheswrite.net/Ya’ll know I’m not a political blogger. Of course I’ve got my opinion and all, and I even delve into race issues every so often. But I was given the opportunity to be one of the bloggers for an upcoming PBS documentary called Race 2012: A Conversation About Race & Politics in America. More…


Stephanie Renee Dos Santos

Race does it matter in this 2012 election? Will it affect the election outcome?  My response- it better. Why?  For two main reasons: One, because we are part of the global economy; and two, others fought long and hard for all races to vote in the United States of America and for a reason- To be heard. To be represented. More…

Thematically Fickle
Anyone with a grade-schooler knows that these semi-formed humans aren’t particularly forthcoming with information. The straightforward question, “What did you do in school today?” is often met with, “I don’t remember.” And my personal favorite, “Did you learn anything?” always comes up against, “Nope.” (To which I always say, “Good!” It’s become a family joke). More…

Totsymae
Now that both conventions are over, we’re on the campaign trails of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I, ladies and gentleman folks, have been invited to participate in a PBS special, Race 2012, by Monica Medina of Monica’s Tangled Web. I’m so excited about this invitation ’cause it gives me a creative opportunity to write and compose new art applicable to a pivotal time in our history. More…

Woman for Action Julene
Race 2012 Blogging Project: Woman for Action JuleneSome would say the Black Republican individual is incomprehensible, beyond moral belief. Why would African Americans support a party that appear to work against black mobilization? More…

Writer’s Block
writersblockIn November, I will cast my first vote for the president of the United States, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t totally stoked. Because I am so incredibly excited and feel so, so glad that my voice counts in this country, even if it’s just a little voice. More…