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Romney Signs on to Anti-Gay Group's Campaign Pledge
Romney Signs on to Anti-Gay Group’s Campaign Pledge (EDGE)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has signed on to a campaign pledge created by the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, a group that seeks to obstruct marriage equality and, in states where gay and lesbian families are legally allowed to wed, to roll family parity back.
Student sues high school over ‘Wigger Day’ (Winnipeg Sun)
A U.S. Woman has launched a class-action lawsuit against her former high school for racial discrimination after students there celebrated ‘Wednesday Wigger Day’ during the school’s spirit week.

Suit: Minn. High school students mocked blacks (ChannelOne)
A federal lawsuit claims that for at least two years, dozens of students at one Minnesota high school mocked African-Americans during homecoming week by wearing low-slung pants, oversized sports jerseys and flashing gang signs.

They call him Trombone Shorty; the African-American experience south...
They call him Trombone Shorty; the African-American experience south… (NOLA)
They call him Trombone Shorty; the African-American experience south of the border — and other picks by The Times-Picayune opinion writers Published: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 12:27 PM Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 12:41 PM A sample of what editorial and opinion writers for The Times-Picayune are reading this week.
NAACP President Says Voting Rights Under Assault Because Of Racism Against Obama (Seattle Medium)
The day after NAACP Chair Roslyn Brock warned against ‘forces of regression’ trying to roll back civil rights, NAACP President Ben Jealous came with a second warning – that voting rights is the most viable weapon against enemies of justice and they are under attack because of the first Black presidency.

It’s still Obama’s party (The Washington Post)
President Obama is faring poorly these days, but he can console himself with the fact that he’ll probably be spared the fate of previous presidents who fell on hard times: a primary challenge.