Not the T-word! “His appeal is so universal that it transcends race. “He’s the black Jimmy Stewart,” says an industry insider. “He invites the white community in, yet he’s credible with the black community. That’s a pretty hard trick.”
Thx Jess! Mandela’s down with blackface? “We don’t see any harm in this whatsoever. If it was a fancy dress party and people were expected to arrive as a character or famous person, we are convinced there was no ill intent behind this.”
According to government documents released by two scholars last week, the Census Bureau turned over confidential information, including names and addresses, to help the U.S. government identify individual Japanese Americans during World War II
“this film specifically focuses on the stories of the mothers whose children were sent away—the profound loss, broken family ties, and the painful decision that has impacted them for the rest of their lives.”
Hat tip to Oh Word. “john brown is apparently the only person to get any sort of shine from ego trip’s the (white) rapper show…he’s been invited to perform on nick cannon’s wild ‘n out, he’s touring, he’s caking off sales from ghetto revival apparel”
“Yeah, I know that this will ruin your fun. I bet it never even crossed your mind that anybody would protest your asinine party theme…What’s the deal with being insensitive, thoughtless cretins whose idea of fun is making fun of others?”
“racism is still portrayed as the problem of people of color, to be solved by people of color. If white people are to work on anti-racism, we must carry them on our backs. Then we are expected to be grateful that they did any work at all.”
Thx Tereza! “School Board member Darlene Flynn suggested candidates [for superintendent] have a “clear understanding of institutionalized oppression” when it comes to improving grades of African-American students. Her phrase prompted discussion among boar
“With rap, you have the men – typically Black men – who are using this art for economic gain and then you have the women – typically African American women or women of color who are regulated to the most base role in the culture. “
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