Month: December 2006

December 22, 2006 / / Uncategorized

by guest contributor Stella Q

my boys tbs I am warming up to My Boys, a by-the-numbers, sitcom-ish TBS series about PJ, a cute tomboy navigating life as only a twentysomething can. The gimmick is that her friends are exclusively guys (all white and straight) with whom she talks sports, plays poker and generally hangs out. Her best (and only) girlfriend Stephanie is her polar opposite–a girly, high maintenance African-American woman she met in J-school. (Still not clear what said best friend writes about, but our tomboy is, of course, a sports writer.)

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December 22, 2006 / / Uncategorized
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December 21, 2006 / / Uncategorized

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

It seems like several different publications are using the Ask a [Member of Ethnic Group] format to tackle race issues and/or poke fun at race and racism. Check out episode 21 of Addicted to Race for a discussion of the limitations of racial satire.

We all remember Paul Mooney’s Ask a Black Dude segments on The Chappelle Show. But have you checked out Seattle Weekly’s Ask a Mexican columns? (Thanks to Mark for the tip!) I’m not such a fan, especially not of the rather offensive caricature they use to illustrate the column. Here’s an excerpt:

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December 21, 2006 / / Uncategorized
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