Tag: Politics

Purposely Inaccurate Billboards Terrorize Poor Blacks & Latinos

“Racist” voter ID laws were struck down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Oct. 2, but that hasn’t stopped the state’s politicians from trying to discourage Latino voters from rightfully casting their ballots on Nov. 6. Just two weeks shy of the presidential election, a series of state-sponsored billboards reading…

'God Intended' Pregnancy After Rape, Says Romney's Candidate

One day after a television ad featuring GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s endorsement of him began to air, Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock publicly said that when a woman becomes pregnant after a rape, “that’s something God intended.” This puts Romney in a now-familiar bindneeding to do damage control…

The Voter-Fraud Myth: What Racist Voter ID Laws Are Really About

Are Voter ID laws racistIt’s a question that has touched a nerve in many of our readers.Here is the best response we’ve received to our coverage on this controversial topic: I am of an age that recalls a significant lack of access to certain institutions, like hospitals, for a mother…

Is Jim Crow Back Racist Voter Laws Exclude 5 Million Blacks, Latinos From Polls

Voter ID lawssubvert the election process:Research from the Brennan Center for Justice shows that the regulationsdisproportionately impact Blacks and Latinos, whilea newstudy from theNational Congress of American Indiansreports that these laws can decrease participation in Native American and Alaska Native communities.How can you fight discrimination at the pollsVoting-rights expert Keesha…

Why Obama & Romney Aren't Connecting With Women

Women’s votes could swing the presidential election, yet both President Obama and Gov. Romney don’t get the benefits of feminineand inclusiveleadership styles. By Barbara Frankel With all the talk about women being the key factor in determining the presidential election, I am flabbergasted that both candidates went for the ultimate…

Are Obama & Romney Ignoring Latinos

Did President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney intentionally drop the ball with Latino voters The candidates have yet to make a concerted effort to address top Latino concerns during the final stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign. “I think that both candidates are still not doing enough to frame the…

'Racist' Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

A judge has stopped Pennsylvania’s voter identification law, one of the most restrictive in the country, from going into effect on Election Day. Are voter ID laws racist These laws disproportionately impact Blacks and Latinos, as well as elderly Americans and people with disabilities. Many observers have said these laws…

Romney's '47%': Racism or 'Insensitive' Rhetoric From 'Out-of-Touch Man'

Mitt Romney’s ‘47 percent’ remarks struck a big nerve this week, and DiversityInc readers were quick to respond. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti discussed “Why Gov. Romney’s ‘47%’ Comment Probably Isn’t Racist” in his recent “Ask the White Guy Column,” the implications the presidential candidate’s controversial “secret video” holds, and how…

Ask the White Guy: Why Gov. Romney's '47%' Comment Probably Isn't Racist

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his column, readers who ask tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and…

Romney Brings Marriage Inequality to Breakfast

Mitt Romney told a gay Vietnam war veteran that he wants to repeal the same-sex-marriage law in New Hampshire. Romney said during the campaign stop that he believes a marriage is between a man and a woman. See also: Observations on the End of DADT Ask the White Guy: What…