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(VIDEO) The Myth of Post Racial America

by: Rusty5329

Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 16:44:04 PM EDT

originally posted by Mitch Malasky at Sum of Change

To an ignorant few, the election of a black president signals a transition into a period of post-racialism, where all of the racial tensions and struggles of the past have been overcome and racism no longer exists.  Even though there are signs of improvement, such as the election of Barack Obama, America is far from overcoming it's embarrassing racial past and becoming a 'post-racial' society.  (Some of us hope that we never do become a post racial society.  Even though race is a social construct, I believe that especially in America, it is important to understand and embrace our own and each other's racial identities and histories).  It is inevitable, however, that we are increasingly becoming (or recognizing that we actually are) a multi-racial society, which can be very uncomfortable to those used to the status quo.

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(VIDEO) From Prop 8 to Full Equality in all 50 States

by: Rusty5329

Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 15:51:04 PM EDT

originally posted at Sum of Change

From Prop 8 to Full Equality in All 50 States - Netroots Nation Day 1 from Will Urquhart on Vimeo.

We at Sum of Change have been releasing lots of videos from Netroots Nation. We have released some 40 highlights videos, but today we release a panel in entirety for the first time. This was the first panel I attended, bright and early at 9:00am on Thursday, August 13th.

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(VIDEO) The Online Immigration Debate - Netroots Nation '09

by: Rusty5329

Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 19:39:52 PM EDT

Originally posted by Mitch Malasky at Sum of Change

Three of today's video's come from 'Four Perspectives from the Social Change Blogosphere: Case Studies from Civil Rights/ Pro-Migrant Bloggers' a panel at Netroots Nation 2009 in Pittsburgh hosted by Kety Equivel, the New Media Manager for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), with David Bennion, a non-profit immigration attorney, Prerna Lal, a blogger, youth organizer, and new media consultant, Edmundo Rocha, the Publisher and Content Producer of Para Justica Y Libertad, a latino centered political blog, and Dee Perez-Scott, who runs the blog 'Immigration Talk with a Mexican American'.

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(VIDEO) Netroots Nation - This Video Will Save Your Campaign Lots of Money

by: Rusty5329

Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 22:29:25 PM EDT

Originally posted at Sum of Change

This is not spam. This is not a commercial. This will seriously save your campaign money, and make it more effective at the same time.

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(VIDEO) Netroots Nation Day 3: It Comes to an End

by: Rusty5329

Sun Aug 16, 2009 at 14:25:17 PM EDT

originally posted at Sum of Change

Also, thank you to DemFromCT for throwing a handful of our videos in the abbreviated pundit roundup this weekend.

Netroots Nation '09 is over. Of course, we are still up until 5:30am (again) working on footage. Today we filmed Valerie Jarrett's conversation with Netroots Nation attendees, a keynote panel with Governor Jon Corzine, Anna Burger, Kevin Drumm, and Dean Baker, the closing keynote with Senator Jim Ferlo, Richard Tumka of the AFL-CIO, and Darcy Burner of the American Proggressive Caucus PolicyFoundation, and four more panels.

We'll start off with a real quick video on an issue that means a lot to me...

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