January 28, 2009 ColorLines Direct. News and commentary from ColorLines magazine and RaceWire blog.

Facing It: State of Whose Union?Commentators Chris Rabb and Lola Adesioye sat down with ARC’s Tammy Johnson last night, to reflect on President Obama’s State of the Union. Watch them breakdown the president’s speech and what it means for communities of color.




The State of OUR UnionTammy Johnson comes to you “not as your elected leader, but simply as a Black woman striving for justice, a single voice delivering a few words of caution and hope about the state of our union.”


racewireGreen the Recovery: Expand Green Jobs to Women And Communities of Color
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Gabourey Sidibe is Not Precious Jones; Creates Pandemonium
Whereas white men have, since the beginning of the movies, been able to play any part, actors of color have had to contend with racial typecasts.

Prop. 8 Update: America’s Post-Gay & Post-Racial
The legal fight to overturn Prop. 8 took a scary turn this week for communities of color. The defenders of hetero marriage argued that gays and lesbians don’t need the state to protect them from discrimination because they have political clout.

SC Lt. Gov. Bauer: Free School Lunches Encourage ‘Stray Animals’ to ‘Breed’

At a recent town hall meeting, South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer criticized the children of poor families, using an impressively dehumanizing metaphor and flunking basic causality in the process.

The State of Immigration Reform: Going Rogue and The Cost of Doing Nothing
On the eve of the State of the Union Address, protesters rallied in the nation’s capital to pressure the federal government to act on immigration reform.

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