How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office: The Anti-Politics, Un-Boring Guide to Power

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Anyone can write a rant against the state of American democracy today. Anyone can talk trash about politicians, or bemoan the apathy of the electorate, the low turnout, the low attention span, the cynicism. How To Get Stupid White Men... is a guide to getting off one’s cynical ass and doing something about it. Over the past six months, William Upski Wimsatt has been working with a group of people who have hitherto engaged in myriad forms of social work and political activism to develop a strategy that will ...
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Overview


Anyone can write a rant against the state of American democracy today. Anyone can talk trash about politicians, or bemoan the apathy of the electorate, the low turnout, the low attention span, the cynicism. How To Get Stupid White Men... is a guide to getting off one’s cynical ass and doing something about it. Over the past six months, William Upski Wimsatt has been working with a group of people who have hitherto engaged in myriad forms of social work and political activism to develop a strategy that will effect positive change on American society through the electoral process. Rather than taking to the streets, rather than "bombing [graffitting] the suburbs," Wimsatt and his colleagues plan to "throw the bums out." This book will tell the story of 19 such cases over the past couple of years and outline all the potential races for 2004, describing the tactics to be utilized in an array of contested races across the country by creating coalitions of gay, enviro, Black, Latino and other young groups of voters. The goal is to make this the most useful politically life-changing book any 15-35 year old could read this election year.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932360080
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/25/2003
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : will your state be the Florida of 2004? 5
Introduction : I hate politics : confessions of a pleasure activist 18
Pt. 1 How we got our people into office
1 The hip-hop generation's deputy mayor (Newark, NJ) 28
2 The Tammy Baldwin story (Madison, WI) 35
3 Sweatshops, hip-hop, and a whole lot of people for Grijalva (Tucson, AZ) 42
Political sex survey 46
4 Two greens (David Segal, Providence, RI & Jason West, New Paltz, NY) 47
5 The liberated Logan Square (Chicago, IL) 52
6 How we fired our mayor in the dirty South (Selma, AL) 58
7 Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas (Cobb County, GA) 63
8 The spark and the gas money : Indian country explodes (Pine Ridge, SD) 67
Pt. 2 How we got our people to vote
9 Boston vote, baby! What! (Boston, MA) 74
Political Sex Survey 78
10 Get on the bus! (Portland, OR) 79
11 Wellstone's secret weapons (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) 85
Political sex survey 96
12 Aya de Leon is running for President! (Puerto Rico! Ho!) 98
Political sex survey 103
Pt. 3 "Honey, we got issues!!" : how we changed the laws
13 Students vs. court of public opinion (Ann Arbor, MI) 106
Political sex survey 117
14 Dirty politics and T'ai Chi (Albuquerque, NM) 119
15 Justice 4 Youth (New York, NY) 126
Political sex survey 131
Plus : "we got issues!" by the next wave of women in power
16 Dancing all the way to city hall (Seattle, WA) 134
17 How we defended our homes with Prop EE (Oakland, CA) 141
Political sex survey 145
18 I served my time - let me vote! (Florida, God-Damn!) 147
19 Takin' it back to the old school (New Mexico) 151
Political sex survey 155
Pt. 4 Pimping satellites for change : how we freaked it on the Internet
20 Free advice for the democrats : you need a whole new strategy : an interview with Davey D 158
Political sex survey 163
Plus : move the crowd : inside the National Hip-Hop Convention 164
21 How a twenty-one-year-old revolutionized the Internet (Cyberspace, MoFo!) 167
Plus : beyond our borders - South Africa and Brazil 173
22 Smart mobs for President (South Korea) 175
Political sex survey 183
23 The league of pissed-off voters and you (Your Town, USA) 184
Resources 198
Acknowledgments 204
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