Bradley Effect? The Boogey Man is Under Your Bed

Allow me to get irritated for a minute.  The first article below (first link at the bottom) is an example of inciting unnecessary fear.    The so-called “Bradley” (a.k.a., Wilder, a.k.a., Dinkins) effect, of which there is sparse evidence, has been assigned to Obama for one reason: because he’s an African American candidate (and race … Continue reading Bradley Effect? The Boogey Man is Under Your Bed

AP Analysis: the Racism in Palin’s Attacks on Bill Ayers

Associated Press writer Douglass K. Daniel yesterday writes about how Palin's attacks on Barack Obama's relationship with University of Chicago Prof. William Ayers embed negative racial connotations without resorting to "overt racism." Palin's words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false image of a black presidential nominee … Continue reading AP Analysis: the Racism in Palin’s Attacks on Bill Ayers

VP Debate Moderator Gwen Ifill Subjected to Misleading Criticism

UPDATE: Maynard Institute's Richard Prince has more on this subject. PBS's Gwen Ifill, the only woman and person of color to moderate any of the debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, is under attack from conservatives for moderating the vice presidential debate tomorrow night and being the author of a book titled "The … Continue reading VP Debate Moderator Gwen Ifill Subjected to Misleading Criticism

UNITY: Presidential Debate Moderators Fails to Reflect Nation’s Diversity

With the first presidential debate of the 2008 campaign days away, UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. wants to ensure this will be the last election cycle that fails to include women or people of color as moderators. UNITY, the largest organization of journalists in the world, calls on the Commission on Presidential Debates to reevaluate … Continue reading UNITY: Presidential Debate Moderators Fails to Reflect Nation’s Diversity