Friday, June 29, 2007
Sex and politics in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appealed to Black voters during the latest debate held at Howard University. “Let me just put this in perspective: If HIV-AIDS were the leading cause of death of white women between the ages of 25 and 34, there would be an outraged outcry in this country,” said Clinton. Obama countered with, “We have made enormous progress, but the progress we have made is not good enough. … The criminal-justice system is not colorblind. … It is absolutely critical for us to recognize that there are going to be responsibilities on the part of African-Americans and other groups to take personal responsibility to rise up out of the problems that we face.” Even John Edwards freestyled, “The truth is that slavery followed by segregation followed by discrimination has had an impact that still is alive and well in America. It goes through every single part of American life.” Then Clinton performed a Negro Spiritual (pictured above).
• Charges of sexual harassment are being leveled at ESPN personalities by a makeup artist who was fired from the network. The woman claims anchor Jay Crawford and commentator Woody Paige groped her, demanded lap dances and hollered things like, “Wanna see what’s in my pants? … Wanna fuck? … Can you give me a handjob today?” Bet they’re also petitioning to add a nudie centerfold into ESPN magazine.