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Tuesday January 08, 08

Christopher Hitchens!

01:27 AM

I have a major crush on Christopher Hitchens--sort of the kind of crush one has on a college professor.

His mind is brilliant and he has the chutzpah to say what he really thinks... here is an example:

Hitchens regarding America's strange obsession with Barack Obama: "Isn't there something pathetic and embarrassing about this emphasis on shade? And why is a man with a white mother considered to be "black," anyway?"

I said this exact same thing to Alan two days ago. Why is a mixed-race man who was raised by a single, white mother considered "black?" The same race card was played when Halle Berry was hailed as the first "black" woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress. "Black" again?! She also is mixed-race and was raised by a single, white mother.

Why do these absent, dead-beat, black fathers get all the credit? Where is the kudos for these white mothers who not only contributed half of the genetic material, but gave all the blood, sweat, and tears they had in order to raise these two people to become productive, intelligent, and honored individuals?! I'm sorry but this just reeks of misogyny. Patriarchy is obviously still alive and reproducing its memes in our little corners of this world. How embarrassing and degrading to us all!

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