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Hold Me Back

It’s been a full two weeks since the election and Republican commentators are still angry and shocked about losing to Obama in the general election. Although the racist tweets and media comments have largely subsided, Republicans by and large are absolutely shocked by their not winning the election by a landslide. Romney himself seemed blindsided … Continue reading

Post [Election] Race America

The race for presidential office of the United States is over and whether or not you agree with the electoral college’s selection, your feelings of uncertainty have surely been reduced to a degree. President Obama tried to convey a sense of optimism regarding the future of this nation and its ability to achieve great heights … Continue reading

Forward is the Only Direction

This isn’t a highbrow endorsement of the President, nor do we at 40 Acres possess the hubris to believe that an “endorsement” on behalf of our blog means anything beyond an extra couple hundred words fired into the cyber ether. I’d gather that finding an endorsement for President Obama here would rank among the least … Continue reading

What’s Wrong with Voting for Obama Because He’s Black?

A popular refrain in politics today is that most Black people (who vote) will vote for Barack Obama because he’s Black. It’s been talked about with condescension from the right, with people like Allen West and Herman Cain claiming that Blacks are “slaves” to the Democratic Party and to voting in blocs for Black candidates, … Continue reading

The Welfare President

“[T]here are 47 percent who are with [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to  housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement.” Enter Mitt Romney’s latest lightning … Continue reading

Watershed Moment

As reported by Politico and other news outlets, according to Census reports for the first time in history, minority births outnumber those of white births. The significance is simple. More babies in Black, Hispanic, Asian, and other ethnic groups are now being born than White babies, and given the still-growing number of Hispanic immigrants, this … Continue reading

“The Announcement”

The past couple days have been pretty hectic in politics, especially in the arena of gay rights. First, Joe Biden expressed his support of gay marriage, then the controversial Amendment One was passed to the North Carolina State Constitution (prohibiting legal recognition of and special privileges for any relationship/union other than a marriage between a … Continue reading

Wake Up Mr. West!

Thanks for continued visits to the site even in our recent downturn in content. Turns out when you have a writing core of graduate students, things get kind of…..hectic around finals time. It’s been crazy because some of the BEST news items came across my desk when I was working on my thesis. This guy, … Continue reading

The Amazing Mr. Booker

At this point, the legend of Cory Booker is getting a bit far-fetched. This guy played D-1 Football at Stanford, studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, got his JD from Yale (where he set up legal clinics for poor Black folks and was a Big Brother), and at the age of 36 became the … Continue reading

Race & Religion, a Rock & a Hard Place

Hello brothers and sisters.  I would like to thank you for your readership, support and interest in my posts.  I greatly appreciate your perspectives, beliefs and opinions. I love my people.  They are what motivate me to research, write and share.  I’ll gladly and respectfully debate any individual who contests statements that I make on … Continue reading