Worthwhile reading on Obama, Trump & Birtherism

A quick roundup of progressive thinking on this past week's news.

Of course, I feel like Obama finally put a nail in the coffin of the whole birther BS. But, I know our friends on the Far Right will be checking to see if dude had that doc photoshopped.  Anyway, I’m glad the media is (kinda sorta) moving on.  Here were some good pieces in the wake of Trump’s trouncing.  OK, admittedly, I’m summarizing four progressive/liberal positions on this issue, but it’s basically where I fall.  Good writing and thinking in all of them.  Here goes:

 

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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