On the Campaign Trail: Politicizing Big Bird
Author:Jean Marie Brown
October 8, 2012
People of color must be taking an extended holiday. They are all but missing from the mainstream homepages, except in political coverage. . .
Big Bird is campaigning for the President:
. . . But not with Sesame Street’s blessing:
. . . N.Y. Giant Victor Cruz is trying to get out the Latino vote for Obama.
. . . Tracee Ellis Ross is urging everyone to vote.
. . . The President is courting the vote of new citizens.
. . . The Grio picks up the New York Times report that matters of state kept interrupting the President’s debate prep.
. . . Mitt Romney’s poll numbers are rising:
. . . One blogger argues that the problem wasn’t the President’s performance, but the critique that followed.
. . . Is the President doomed?
. . . Bundling paid off for the Obama campaign:
. . . Slate pans Romney’s speech on foreign policy.
. . . Jim Lehrer is standing by his performance:
Another point of view . . .
But the ethnic sites have found plenty to post about . . .
Hollywood, Fla., officers used a taser on a man who was having convulsions.
. . . Oprah is staying out of Chris Brown’s and Rihanna’s business . . . But Essence magazine isn’t.
. . . Meanwhile, there’s a piece questioning why some women are shamed for their choices.
. . . Arkansas wins no sensitivity awards after a lawmaker argues slavery was a blessing for blacks and a town is divided on whether hazing a black football player with a makeshift noose was just horseplay:
. . . Religion continues to be a part of American life, although more people report no religious affiliation:
. . . The Root previews this week’s discussion over affirmative action and the University of Texas.
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