Best of 2008: David Swerdlick's Picks
As we approach our first anniversary, The Root family looks back on our most memorable essays.
As we approach our first anniversary, The Root family looks back on our most memorable essays. Contributor to The Root, David Swerdlick, lets us in on his favorites from the past year.
HOMEWRECKERS: I wouldn't necessarily say that Kai's piece on sub-prime mortgages was ahead of its time, but I would say that it was right...on...time... A few months later, the conservative commentariat was trying its best to blame the collapse of the financial sector on "unqualified minority borrowers." Yeah, right. Because black people control all the money around this campfire. In The Root's inaugural year, Kai has definitely held down all those non-sexy but crucial topics--the sub-prime lending crisis, voter suppression, etc.
Do these people know that there's a black president? That it's fixin' to be 2009? That the revolution will not go better with Coke?
-- David Swerdlick is a regular contributor to The Root.