1. The “Clueless” actress, who voted for barack Obama in 2008, said she supported Romney “because of the state of the country, and I want the next four years to be different.” “I believe him. I watched him, the Governor and his wife, on ‘Meet The Press,’” she explained. “They spoke to me, they seemed authentic and genuine.” Dash also echoed Martin Luther King, Jr. in her support of Romney, saying: “I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.” Dash first expressed her support on her Twitter account, and received scores of vicious replies.

    — Stacey Dash ‘shocked, saddened’ by attacks after she said she backed Mitt Romney | Fox News

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  1. Nicki Minaj: ‘I’m a Republican Voting for Mitt Romney’

Is it an endorsement, or just a provocative lyric? Either way, Nicki Minaj name-drops Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her contribution to the Dedication 4 mixtape Lil Wayne released over the weekend. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy,” Minaj drawls over the spare beat of Kanye West’s song “Mercy.” As always, though, Minaj blurs the line between fantasy and reality, rapping in her next breath, “Out in Miami, I be chillin’ with a zombie.” 

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    Nicki Minaj: ‘I’m a Republican Voting for Mitt Romney’

    Is it an endorsement, or just a provocative lyric? Either way, Nicki Minaj name-drops Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her contribution to the Dedication 4 mixtape Lil Wayne released over the weekend. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy,” Minaj drawls over the spare beat of Kanye West’s song “Mercy.” As always, though, Minaj blurs the line between fantasy and reality, rapping in her next breath, “Out in Miami, I be chillin’ with a zombie.” 

    Rolling Stone

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  1. tballardbrown:

    Some of the opposition to President Obama is not so much about race directly, but about the way the country is changing from a place where all immigrants, even those who came in chains, are welcome as long as they adopted the mores of white Protestants, to one where other ethnic identities are equally valid.

    The core political debate about the redistribution of wealth is sharpened by redistribution to people who “are not like us”.

    Whatever happens in November, the debate about the meaning of President Obama to America’s race relations will not go away.

    If President Obama wins, it will be due in part to reactivating the 2008 alliance - and black voters made up a big part of that coalition. He may feel freer in a second term to talk about delicate issues and reflect on whether he has been a bridge or created a wider chasm.

    If, on the other hand, he loses, many African Americans will take it personally, will be worried and hurt, and see the result as another reverse in their long struggle.

    via BBC News - Race and Obama - the taboo topic

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    guardian:

How hip-hop fell out of love with Obama
Barack Obama was once hailed as America’s first hip-hop president. Why have so many rappers now given up on ‘B-rock’?
Photograph: Larry Marano/Getty Images
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    guardian:

    How hip-hop fell out of love with Obama

    Barack Obama was once hailed as America’s first hip-hop president. Why have so many rappers now given up on ‘B-rock’?

    Photograph: Larry Marano/Getty Images

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