Hat tip to Highjive. “After convincing so many that it was invincible to criticism and no more than a fresh voice of the street that was holding up a mirror and expressing unpleasant truths through its music and its poetry, the hip-hop dragon has begun to
“The woman has already demonstrated cultural cluelessness with more popular minority groups. Prospective clients ought to wonder why Salzman should be trusted with any non-White audience. Or for that matter, any White audience.”
Even with the best intentions, Asian actors get screwed. Read this account of how this actor’s Reno 911 appearance was edited so that it changed from him faking an Asian accent to him actually being a walking stereotype.
Hat tip to AAM. Here’s “an honest, candid glimpse at his pre-show jitters and concerns, gripes about a stolen messenger bag…and his hopes for what West 32nd might contribute to the greater scope of Asian American popular culture.”
“If you’re going to be in the Miami area for the opening, though you may want to get used to saying El Hombre Araña 3. That’s because film goers there can watch Peter Parker speaking Spanish since there will be a dubbed version available on the big scree
“In Chicago in 1886 labor activists held a general strike demanding an 8 hour day. Lucy Parsons Gonzalez, an African-, Native- and Mexican-, mother to two children and possibly born a slave in Texas, was leader in the strike along with her husband.”
“Prosecutors in a revived civil rights-era case are trying to persuade a federal judge to allow a television interview that Gilbert, who died in 2004, gave in 2000 to be used as evidence in the trial of reputed Klansman James Ford Seale.”
“Angry over recent raids and frustrated with Congress, thousands of people protested across the country Tuesday to demand a path to citizenship for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. From Phoenix to Detroit to Miami…”
“Among students at 28 top U.S. universities, the representation of black students of first- and second-generation immigrant origin (27 percent) was about twice their representation in the national population of blacks their age (13 percent).”
“They started with free meth samples. The men pursued Indian women, providing them with meth even as they romanced them and fathered their children. Eventually, the women needed to support their habit, so they became dealers, too…”
“Thx Zhu. “A coming paper by a University of Pennsylvania professor and a Cornell University graduate student says that, during the 13 seasons from 1991 through 2004, white referees called fouls at a greater rate against black players than against white..
Thx Latoya. “At the end of the night we were finally introduced, but he was so full on, straight away – talking about how I was a delicious chocolate thing. Then he started to churn out more chat-up lines, like, ‘Don’t you want to be my leading lady?”