Yikes – Stefano Pilato of YSL says: “My fit model was a black model,” he says. “When I wanted to translate what I put on her, it was a disaster. It would need 13 times more work in the atelier to modify it to put on a more Caucasian anatomy.”
Thx Latoya. “black women who in increasing numbers are seeking such procedures as nose jobs and laser hair removal…Many of these patients, doctors say, are also seeking treatments that seek to enhance — not obscure — their racial or ethnic characteris
“Over the last few years, Lou Dobbs has transformed himself into arguably this country’s foremost populist. It’s an odd role, given that he spent the 1980s and ’90s buttering up chief executives on CNN, but he’s now playing it very successfully.”
Thx Wendi. “The modern Indian woman is independent, in charge — and does not have to live with her dark skin. That is the message from a growing number of global cosmetics and skin care companies…”
Thx Rob. “The most notable thing in HBO’s version of Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee isn’t the writing, acting, or directing…What stands out is the anti-Indian bias. How is that possible in a production based on one of the most pro-Indian book
Hat tip to Stereohyped. “Since 1986, nonwhite actors have received only 51 nominations out of 840 possible slots in the top four acting categories for drama and comedy. They’ve won only seven times”
“These are the kinds of experiences that tend to raise racial consciousness. In other words, being a white player in the NBA is more or less like being a black American in the so-called real world.”
“Being a white player in the NBA is more or less like being a white player in the NBA. Being a black American in the so-called real world is like being a black American in the so-called real world. Such comparisons serve no purpose other than obfuscatio
Thx Tereza. “Supreme Court conservatives on Tuesday made it harder for women and minorities to win employment-discrimination complaints, perhaps setting up Capitol Hill’s next civil rights battle…the court set strict time limits on filing such discrimin
Thx ineffability. “I am a Muslim who embraces peace. But, if we must attach stereotypical tags, I’d rather be considered “orthodox” than “moderate.” “Moderate” implies that Muslims who are more orthodox are somehow backward and violent.”
Thx Tereza. “In recent years, low-paid workers around the country have filed a growing number of lawsuits seeking thousands of dollars in back wages from bosses they say failed to pay the minimum wage or overtime.”
Thx Tereza. “The federal government is setting up a team of officers who will focus on tracking down and arresting undocumented criminals who have been ordered to leave the country. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will oversee the new office”
“I am suspicious that each article is simply taking an opportunity to “bring gender” to the table. No one really believes Obama is “giving up her career,” i.e. leaving the workforce. And I just don’t think anyone truly believes Mr. Obama is bein
“I mean, damn—what does it take to charge someone with rape in the United States? Even when there are three witnesses to the actual assault—a brutal gang rape of an intoxicated seventeen-year-old child allegedly committed by college athletes”
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