“My petition is to implore the Quaker Oats Company to cease its use of Aunt Jemima. For Quaker Oats to start showing the respect to black women that we have more than earned the right to after 400 years of living with sexist and racist denigration”
Hat tip to Stereohyped. “NPR recently launched “Tell Me More,” a syndicated show hosted by veteran black journalist Michel Martin, who worked for The Washington Post and ABC before joining NPR. The network hopes the show will achieve the mission that
“the question has to be asked: a hammer? Of all the weapons that the budding “Mentally Ill Angry Asian Man” stereotype has to be associated with, why a hammer? Talk about emasculating.”
Thx Jason. “He and other Asian Americans assailed the casting of Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian engineer in the U.S. premiere of Miss Saigon. The role should have gone to an Asian or Asian American, they charged.”
“If parents don’t want their children talked about like acquisitions to be bought and sold (”How much did you pay for him?”) then maybe they should examine their language a little more carefully. So get rid of those “Made in China” tee-shirts wh
Thx Tereza. “Since 2000, the number of extremist groups has increased by 40%…In the past two years, the growth has been largely driven by the emergence of about 144 “nativist” groups that oppose immigration.”
Thx Tereza. “Chow Yun-Fat…knows intimately the struggles of typecasting. The actor, who has been compared with Robert de Niro in terms of his acting range and his fame in Asia, would like to star in a film in Hollywood, but says he has trouble finding r
“They had an group called the African Children’s Choir, and they dressed the kids in costumes that looked like animal skins with leopard print head bands. (I think they were barefoot, too, but I’ll have to double check.) “
“wondered why the killings of Channon Christian…Christopher Newsom, are not getting the same attention from what the bloggers regard sneeringly as the liberal media. “Oh, that’s right, the victims were WHITE!” several conservative blogs have observed.”
“The Harvard Law Review has elected its first Latino President—Andrew Manual Crespo…Recall that Obama was the first (and I think only?) black president of the law review. Now he is a viable black candidate for the presidency.”
“Yet an obsession of his professional life has been his insistence that he not be defined by his race. And he demands this of others as well…Thomas won’t hire blacks as law clerks if they taken “that Afro-American studies stuff” as undergraduates
“Created in the 1960s, when pregnant girls were such pariahs that they were forced to leave school until their babies were born, the city school system’s four pregnancy schools — or P-schools, as they are obliquely referred to — have lived on”
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