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Tue, Jun 24th - 4:54PM
Biography by Charles Moffat.
Lucian Michael Freud was born December 8th
1922 in Berlin, Germany, son of Jewish architect Ernst Ludwig Freud and
Lucie née Brasch and the grandson of famed psychoanalist Sigmund Freud.
Freud's family moved to Britain in 1933
during the rise of Nazism, where Lucian attended Dartington Hall school
in Totnes, Devon, and later Bryanston School. He later gained British
citizenship in 1939.
Lucian Freud believes in painting the same
person multiple times with similar compositions so he can understand
them more mentally and physically. Lucian Freud's portraits usually
depict the sitter, sometimes laying naked on a sofa, the floor or on a
bed. He would also use animals as props such as in "Girl with a White Dog" and "Naked Man with Rat".During May 2000 to December 2001 Lucian Freud painted "Queen Elizabeth II"
and received significant criticism of his portrayal in the British
media. The Sun newspaper described the portrait as "a travesty".
Tue, Jun 24th - 9:48AM
Black Feminism and the American Presidency
Here's an idea that I find particularly interesting.
You know all the fuss about Barack Obama Vs Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination? Well John McCain, the Republican candidate has a wild card that he could very easily pull out of his pocket:
Condoleezza Rice for Vice President.
Imagine it if you will. Barack Obama (possibly with Hillary Clinton running for Vice President) Vs John McCain with Condoleezza Rice running for Vice President.
Talk about loading the ballot.
But the thing is the presidency and vice presidency isn't supposed to be about whether you're black, white, male or female. It is about finding the best person who is right for America and right for the future of the United States.
But as history has shown with 43 white male presidents race and sex do make a big difference in the minds of voters, even if the person they're voting for is a complete idiot (George W. Bush was certainly no exception to that rule and appears to deliberately downplay his intelligence to the point that you're left questioning whether he is truly an idiot or just pretending to be one?).
Anyway. Just imagine it. Condoleezza Rice for Vice President. Would it dramatically change how people would vote? Or would it just prove that John McCain is another puppet of the oil industry just like everyone else who works for the Bush Administration?
I think it would be the latter, but I still think it would be an interesting wild card if John McCain thinks he doesn't stand a chance against Barack Obama (& Hillary Clinton if she is chosen for the vice presidential nomination).
See Also: Decades before Condoleezza
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Double Jeopardy: Black and Female
Black Women in Poverty
White Male Privilege
A Black Feminist Statement
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Black Beauty and White Beauty
Slavery is a Woman
Women for a Better Canada
Modern Women's Magazines
The Ten Worst Countries for Women