Mrs. Edwards says husband’s whiteness is a disadvantage

By The News Aug 09, 2007

White Man’s Burden. A white man’s sympathy card. Did anyone else ever see that terrible movie from the 90’s? Well, Elizabeth Edwards is doing a remake on the campaign trail. Why? Because she thinks John Edwards is getting screwed in press coverage. So they’re turning to the internet to help get the message out about their campaign, reaching out directly to voters. Sounds like a smart strategy to me. But she also says:"In some ways, it’s the way we have to go. We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars."–Feministing Teen held in Newark schoolyard slaughter. This is unbelievable. A teenager has been arrested in connection with the execution-style killings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard, a source close to the investigation told CNN.–CNN Fewer Mexican Immigrants Are Sending Money Back Home, Bank Says. Wow. Bank officials, pointing to a survey of Mexican immigrants in the report, said the decline reflected a rising sense of insecurity and uncertainty about whether they would stay in the United States. Anticipating a possible move back to Mexico, these immigrants appear to be saving more.–NYTimes Minorities Now Form Majority in One-Third of Most-Populous Counties. White flight back to the city? In a further sign of the United States’ growing diversity, nonwhites now make up a majority in almost one-third of the most-populous counties in the country and in nearly one in 10 of all 3,100 counties, according to an analysis of census results to be released today.–NYTimes