links for 2007-04-09

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

  1. Woman, 30, posed as teenage boy in sex case – HeraldNet

    From Ananser: “30-yr old Vietnamese women pretends to be her own 17-yr old “brother” and is now charged with sex crimes betraying the trust of the family that took her in. Guess which angle the media enjoys more: sex crime, immigrant language barrier, etc

    to asianamerican sex gender immigration asian 

  2. N.C. Senate apologizes for role in slavery, Jim Crow laws –

    Thx Ananser! “Following the lead of lawmakers in neighboring Virginia, the Senate unanimously backed a resolution acknowledging its “profound contrition for the official acts that sanctioned and perpetuated the denial of basic human rights and dignity to

    to history slavery politics 

  3. Gingrich Clarifies ‘Ghetto’ Word Choice –

    Thx Ananser! “Gingrich said. “I have never believed that Spanish is a language of people of low incomes, nor a language without beauty.””

    to politics racism language latino hispanic

  4. Sports And Racism In Small Town U.S.A. – Black Athlete

    Thx Tereza! “A lot of white players on the team didn’t get there because they were good…it was because daddy wined and dined the head coach at a fancy steak joint, and he magically got the starter’s position on the team.”

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  5. Fox News Rents the Congressional Black Caucus –

    Thx Tereza! “Why would the Congressional Black Caucus co-sponsor presidential debates with Fox News? How much does it really cost to rent the CBC Institute? What else is for sale?”

    to black africanamerican politics tv

  6. Wanted: records of racism and shame – Daily Breeze

    Thx Tereza! “Angel Island Station is looking for certificates of identity given to Asian immigrants questioned at the Bay Area detention center in the early 20th century.”

    to asian asianamerican history immigration 

  7. Chuck D vs. Obama –

    Thx Ananser! “Barack Obama seems the only logical choice for hip-hop generationers in 2008. Though he doesn’t rhyme or namedrop rappers…has much in common with the hip-hop generation: At 45, he’s (relatively) young. He’s fresh. He’s charismatic.”

    to politics hiphop

  8. The Education of Terry McMillan –

    Thx Wendi! “Criticizing someone who is gay doesn’t make the critic into a homophobe, as McMillan correctly states. Calling someone a “faggot,” however, is homophobic, and that’s what she’s admitted to doing.”

    to homophobia glbt africanamerican black 

  9. Snoop Says F*** to O’Reilly – MediaBistro

    Thx Ananser! “If you can’t get a question out, simply utter the words “Bill O’Reilly.” Sit back and watch the unqualified, self-generating buzz ensue.”

    to hiphop tv 

  10. Racial slur on sofa label stuns family –

    Wow. Thx Eric, adcampbell and Wayne. “When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as “Nigger-brown.”

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