This Week: Kanye West, Healthcare, Gay Parents, & more

Black Monsters/White Corpses: Kanye’s Racialized Gender Politics
Racialicious: “I’m not surprised that no one has looked at the very specific positioning of white women in the video as opposed to black women, which dives deeply into the history and construction of black women as beast-like and fearsome, the sexualization of violence, and how the video is a win for both normalized misogyny and upholding the ideals of white supremacy.”

Maybe Jared Loughner Was A Bigot, After All
Slate’s Scocca Blog: “But his membership in the anti-woman wing seems clear. Or is misogyny—even homicidal misogyny—too unremarkable for anyone to dwell on it?”

Healthcare Reform’s Unintended Queer Upside
The Nation: “While this is all great news, it’s just a happy accident of unhappy circumstance: LGBT people inadvertently benefit because we’re a subset of a larger group of low-income, uninsured people.”

Parenting By Gays More Common in South, Census Shows
New York Times: “The pattern, identified by Mr. Gates, is also notable because the families in this region defy the stereotype of a mainstream gay America that is white, affluent, urban and living in the Northeast or on the West Coast.”

Gov.-elect Robert Bentley intends to be governor over all, but says only Christians are his ‘brothers and sisters’
Birmingham News: “Gov.-elect Robert Bentley in a speech at a Baptist church this afternoon said he plans to be the governor of all Alabamians and be color-blind, but he also said people who aren’t ‘saved’ Christians aren’t his brothers and sisters.”

With House debate set, up to half of people under 65 have pre-existing conditions
Washington Post: “The secretary of health and human services released the study on Tuesday, hours before the House began considering a Republican bill that would repeal the new law to overhaul the health-care system. “

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