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  • Michelle Rhee fires her third principal this year, reports the Washington Post. The woman decides to not go quietly into the night: “In a phone interview yesterday evening, [the principal] said she had been ‘set up’ by District officials. She said she was put in charge of the Anacostia middle school without the resources made available to other struggling schools,” she says. And there’s more where that came from. 
  • Where has racism reared its head in the last week? In the debate over the passage of Proposition 8 in California, reports theroot.com. “A CNN exit poll declared that 70 percent of black voters supported the initiative. That finding led many in Cali’s white gay community to conclude they lost their rights because of black homophobia. Things went downhill fast from there. Much of the ensuing outcry has been nasty, even hateful. As one college student wrote to the black gay blog Rod 2.0 in describing a Los Angeles protest, ‘It was like being at a Klan rally, except the Klansmen were wearing Abercrombie Polos and Birkenstocks.'”
  • NPR reports President-elect Barack Obama‘s transition is an “A-plus-plus at this point,” according to one expert. “Very well-prepared on Election Day. Very, very good start.”