Saturday, April 25, 2015

Immigrants Of Color Succeed Through Determination

If you are a student of current events, you’re likely tempted toward pessimism about the prospects for young black men. A steady and depressing stream of news reports has focused on the deaths of young black men at the hands of police officials. And, earlier this week, a New York Times analysis offered grim statistics — not exactly new, but unsettling nevertheless — about the 1.5 million black men, between the ages of 25 and 54, missing from mainstream American life, either dead or in prison.

Still, there is other news about young black men, news that is a welcome antidote to the dreary accounts of early, violent deaths and run-ins with a bigoted law enforcement establishment.…

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Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

For the 2004 presidential election, political strategist Karl Rove resolved to avoid a too-close-to-call repeat of the 2000 contest. He believed as many as 4 million white evangelical voters failed to show up in the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Four years later, President Bush was enjoying high approval ratings as a “war president,” but Rove wasn’t taking any chances. He set out to inflame conservative fear with a campaign strategy built on a theme of “Gays, Guns, and God.”

White evangelical voters are a fickle lot. They don’t support just any Republican. They need to be courted.

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Endorse This: Race To The Bottom

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The typically dignified world of horse racing just saw an entertaining blooper — coming straight from Down Under — as this jockey very nearly managed to win from behind, and clearly gained a lot of career exposure. Best of all, the announcers remained entirely serious, and weren’t even the least bit cheeky.

Click above to watch this determined pair come in a proud second — appropriately finishing ahead of the third-place horse, “Modesty.” Then share this video!

Video via Sky Racing.

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