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MA Senate elections; Jobs… Stupid. NYT: From Bay State to Red State?

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Had John McCain been elected last year, then all of the above could still be true — and Coakley would be winning by 30 points. But with Republicans locked out power in Washington, swing voters in Massachusetts — and every other blue state — are, for the first time since 1994, ready to blame their problems on Democrats and use the GOP as a protest vehicle. And with 10 percent unemployment, voters have a lot of anger to vent.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/art/531466/28?sub=Extra

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Why Aryans rock! Look & feel of a person. MLK Day. NYT: Shades of Prejudice

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Found that in Arizona, California and Texas, hundreds of Mexican-American women have suffered mercury poisoning as a result of the use of skin-whitening creams. In India, where I was born, a best-selling line of women’s cosmetics called Fair and Lovely has recently been supplemented by a product aimed at men called Fair and Handsome. This isn’t racism, per se: it’s colorism, an unconscious prejudice http://mobile.nytimes.com/art/539007/28?sub=Contributor

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Immigrants vs homeless. Blame it on economy? NYT: Out of the Woods

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Some people around here would have more outrage about a dog being left outside than a group of hungry, homeless human beings.”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/art/539109/28?sub=Editorial

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