“African-American literature felt like an intellectual home, this place where I fit and belonged,” he says gratefully. Like the late playwright August Wilson, Johnson seems to identify almost exclusively with the African roots of his biracial family t
Thanks Tariq! “Residents of a remote Chinese village are hoping that DNA tests will prove one of history’s most unlikely legends — that they are descended from Roman legionaries lost in antiquity…”
Thanks Rob! “Limbaugh asked: “What do they do on an airplane? Go to the cockpit and say, ‘I got some box cutters, and if you don’t turn this airplane 45 degrees for the next two minutes, I’m going to hijack you’?”
Thanks Geoffrey. “Producers of some of the shows say the influx represents a positive evolution demonstrating that such romances are no longer a big deal. But other producers and observers argue that the move toward colorblind romance oversimplifies race
“If wealthy black athletes donate money to charity, are they obligated to donate their personal time as well? If they donate their time, are they obligated to become spokesmen for a political or social cause as well? How much is enough? And who decides?”
“A judge Friday sentenced four black teenagers to probation and 60 days of house arrest for their roles in the mob beatings of three white women on Halloween night, evoking tears of joy among the defendants and their relatives and gasps of indignation amo
Thanks Liam. “Few middle-class whites will say it openly, though many whisper it over their back fences: They fear that their children won’t receive a good education at such a school. Perhaps they’ll be with rough kids. …”
Thanks Kyla. “”Why don’t you have any black workers?” Floyd recalls the minister asking as she threatened to snatch the contract. With many blacks living in the neighborhood and sitting in the church’s pews, shouldn’t Floyd be hiring them, she wanted to k
Thanks Tariq. “There seems to be an emerging consensus that the system of racial classification that has dominated national politics and the census for nearly two centuries is so fraught with imprecision… that it should eventually be dropped altogether.
Thanks Rob. “His conscience, he said, had overtaken him. He told the world what he had privately told his superiors months earlier: that he believed the war was illegal and immoral, and he would play no role in it.”
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