Thanks mtevc! “Our ability to improve the academic accomplishment of students in the lower half of the distribution of intelligence is severely limited…We can hope to raise his grade. But teaching him more vocabulary words…will not open up new vistas
Thanks mtevc! The New York Times reported that more women are unmarried than married in America and spun the story as progress, ignoring the fact that this might bode well for middle-class white women but be absolutely disastrous for poor black women.
Thanks Kimberly! “Using machine guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers”
Rachel Ray disses her benefactor Oprah. Talking about a poster from the movie “Beloved” which shows Oprah Winfrey’s back, enhanced with scars, wearing a skirt from the slavery era. “Why is she wearing slave drag? She obviously has problems being black.”
Thanks Rob! “THE 2.2 MILLION Indian Americans in the U.S. constitute a model minority, highly educated and well paid. And now, following in the footsteps of earlier immigrant groups…Indian Americans are emerging as an influential force in Washington.”
Thanks Rob! “In attempting to pick apart a proposed apology for slavery, Del. Frank D. Hargrove Sr., R-Hanover [asserted] that black Virginians should “get over” slavery, he asked, “Are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ?”
Thanks Rob! “The Enemy at Home” is clearly designed to restore his reputation as the man who will say anything to call attention to his views; charging prominent senators and presidential candidates with treason can do that.”
Thanks Angel! When anti-racist education goes wrong… “The exercise separates students into two groups — slaves and masters. The whole thing is supposed to be a learning experience, but one teacher at the school is concerned about what kind of lesson is
“Why should Starbucks, or the Forbidden City’s management, pay attention to online chatter? …in a country where the media are fettered by Communist Party censorship…the internet plays an unusually prominent role as a barometer of public opinion.”
Hat tip to Rachel. “Rap music is the new hair metal. I’ve said it a few times over the past five or six years. Nelly = Winger. Compare some currently popular rap video with the one for “Cherry Pie” from Warrant. See?”
About the recent Salon.com articles on Obama, and whether or not he’s “really” black.
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