Saturday, June 28, 2008

WEEKEND UPDATE

I have just a few minutes this beautiful but very hot Saturday afternoon. Here are a interesting detours along the information superhighway where I encourage you to linger for a few minutes.

Phil Klinkner at the Monkey Cage follows up his discussion of race and the election with an analysis of data from a recent Roper Poll. His finding: Obama might lose four to five points against McCain in the polls because of white racism.

Kai Wright at The Nation writes a brilliant, sobering piece on the devastating consequences of the mortgage crisis for blacks.

Jericho Parms (great name) at the Brooklyn Rail introduces Clayton Patterson, a documentary photographer who captured New York's Lower East Side as it went through the throes of gentrification and struggle against it. Also worth reading is editor Theodore Hamm's interview with hip hop politico Kevin Powell.