by Carmen Van Kerckhove
“I found myself annoyed, but not surprised by this opinion piece in the Guardian Unlimited, where the writer facetiously compares slavery to the Irish potato famine…The African slave trade can’t really be compared to any historic tragedy.”
“The new film Pride is based on the story of math teacher Jim Ellis, who fought off racial prejudice in 1970s to put together an all-black swim team in north Philadelphia. He continues to train young black swimmers.”
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Thx Nate! “A transracial Indian adoptee’s parents did not get him citizenship when he came to the US when he was three. This paired with his growing criminal record has resulted in possible deportation back to India. He speaks only English…”
“Heeb published a full-page parody of Streit’s in late 2003. “We were just goofing off,” Mr. Neuman said. But then, Streit’s got so much positive response from the ad that the company paid to run it in the next issue, and has been paying for ads e
Thx Tereza! “A Barnet councillor has been widely condemned after appearing in fancy dress with his face blacked-up to make him look like Nelson Mandela”
Thx Sylvia! “This article quoted patients who supposedly did not see the surgeries as subscribing to Westernized ideals of beauty, though the patients acknowledged that they were seeking larger eyes and straighter noses.”
Thx Tereza! “Immigrants are emerging as among the first victims of a growing wave of home foreclosures in the Washington area as mortgage lending problems multiply locally and across the country.”
Thx Tereza! “The first black U.S. Air Force unit will finally receive national recognition this week for fighting a double war — one against the Nazis abroad, the other against racial segregation at home.”
Thx Kirshan! “The Associated Press is reporting that two white women teachers have been arrested for allegedly have sex with six male students — all black…the women were released on bail.”
Thx Liam! “the facts of white privilege and the unequal economy of cultural exchange will always render Stone’s blatantly appropriative style of music-making an intellectually and emotionally fraught proposition.”
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