Underneath my yellow skin

Category Archives: Topical Politics

You Want MORE? How Dare You!

For the entire duration of PBO’s presidency, the Republicans made it their core mission to oppose everything he did. They weren’t even coy about it–they blatantly stated that they wanted to make sure he was a one-term president. That didn’t work out for them very well, did it? The one thing they continually pounded the… Continue Reading

Deliberate Ignorance or Hidden Agenda: Which is Worse?

The¬†Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, said something astounding stupid recently. In talking about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), she praised them for being “pioneers when it comes to school choice”, which is a total perversion of how HBCU came to be. They were created to help black students who weren’t allowed to attend white institutions,… Continue Reading

Stereotypes and Representation in Popular Culture

In my quest to find a game I can enjoy as much as Dark Souls, I tried a game called 1954 Alcatraz. It’s a point-and-click adventure game set in–guess which year!–1954 and centers around an African American man who is in Alcatraz for a heist he committed. You can control him and his (white, beatnik)… Continue Reading

Forest, Trees, and Mental Health

I became a political junkie in 2008 because I was excited by having a black candidate for president and a female candidate for president (both Dems). It’s not the most noble of reasons, but I don’t think it’s a bad selfish reason. I’ve been a Democrat since I’ve been able to vote*, but it was… Continue Reading

My Thoughts on Punching a Nazi in the Face

A few weeks ago, there was a video of Richard Spencer, a self-proclaimed white supremacist*, being interviewed on his views when someone comes up and cold-cocks him in the head. Many liberals gleefully passed it along on social media, crowing over this asshole getting his. Predictably, conservatives denounced the action, and even some liberals tsk-tsked,… Continue Reading

The Democrats: A Party Divided

Today, we learned that Rick Perry didn’t know what the Secretary of Energy did when he accepted the job. He thought it meant he’d get to gloat about oil and gas all around the world. Why did Trump pick him for the position, anyway? Because Trump most likely didn’t know what the job entailed, either.*… Continue Reading