Monday, November 10, 2008

NaBloPoMo, Day 10: The Painful Reality of Prop 8

For many in California, the exciting outcome of the Presidential election was tarnished by the steaming pile of doo-doo that is Prop 8, which eliminated the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

Especially painful for me was learning that seven of ten African Americans voted for Prop 8. I wasn't sure what to do with my sense of betrayal, anger, and confusion upon learning that many African Americans polled do not view this as a civil rights issue.

Rachel Maddow tackled this thorny matter with the help of Princeton professor Melissa Harris Lacewell to help us make sense of what happened. The whole clip is great but if you're short of time, the segment starts at 3:30


Anonymous said...

You GO Melissa Harris Lacewell - THAT's what I'm saying! She says it so well - how do we get that broadcast to every single American in the country??? Really, I want to know how...

Married and hoping to stay that way,

Professional Critic said...

Right? Such a smart right on lady! How can we bring this message to the masses??