Latino blogger Perez Hilton joined Larry King last night to break down the reason why he asked Miss USA contestant, Miss California, the “fatal question”. In this clip, Perez says he didn’t mean for the question to be a “bomb” and that he could tell by the look on Miss Cali’s face that she knew she was going to lose her shot at the title because of her answer.
Hilton also alleges that television had a hand at editing out the “loud boos” that Miss California received upon stating her opposition to gay marriage.
What do you think about Perez’s stance? Is his analysis fair? Does he defend his point well?
You also have to love the revisionist history that vilifies Ortega with no mention of the U.S. supported coup that led to civil war in Nicaragua pero instead wonders why Obama didn’t school the two Latin American presidents on Democracy.
If you think kids calling other kids gay and taunting them for their sexual orientation is child’s play, think again. A child in Atlanta, 11 year-old Jaheem Herrera, took his own life last week after being tormented by schoolmates who called him gay.
Masika Bermudez said her son was being consistently bullied at school. She said she had complained to the school, and she said it was her 10-year-old daughter who alerted her to the stress Jaheem was under.
Channel 2 Action News reporter Pam Martin went to speak to Jaheem’s mother Monday.
“She said, ‘Ma, did you know they called Jaheem gay again today in school,’” said Bermudez.
Bermudez said bullies at school had called Jaheem “gay” and had taunted him about his accent. She said when he came home Thursday and she asked him about it, he denied it. She sent him to his room to calm down. That was the last time she saw him alive.
Little Jaheem hung himself with a belt after school on April 16th.
I sat last night reading all the wonderful entries to the Pantech Matrix Pro telefono giveaway that asked you how Latinos could best use smartphone technology to raise their political game. Really there were so many great and thoughtful responses that talked about art, activism, and the example of the Obama campaign. I wish I had phones for each of you.
Pero unfortunately, I only have one phone and that will be going to………
What was it about Oscar’s email? I think the way his answer integrated the personal with the political got me. Without getting all up in his business Oscar wrote about moving from a place with nearly zero technology to the U.S. and how smartphone technology could have helped him as he navigated organizing within the racial justice paradigm and other intersections.
A sincere gracias to all who took the time to write thoughtful answers, and a sincere thanks to AT&T, Pantech and BuzzCorps for providing the prize. Stay tuned. VL will have more contests and giveaways.