Hat tip to AAM. “If you’re an Asian American male of high school or college age you might be feeling a bit uneasy these days. And with good reason. In the past few weeks there’s been a slew of media reports involving young AA males, and they haven’t been
Thx ananser. “CNN Africa correspondent Jeff Koinange is no longer employed by the network, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday without elaboration. His departure comes after a blog in Kenya accused him of being “the Kenyan date rape journalist.”"
Thx ananser. ” Justin Timberlake has launched Tennman Records, a joint venture with Interscope Records, it was announced today (May 28).”
Thx ananser. “A Dutch reality television show in which a terminally ill woman is to select one of three contestants to receive her kidneys when she dies is to air this week despite criticism that it pushes the boundaries of the format too far.”
Great discussion here. “how often I’ve heard people call my daughter “exotic”…I know it’s meant as a compliment, but it rubs me the wrong way. It reduces her to race. It implies foreignness, when my daughter is no more foreign than the average tow-heade
“I’m the definition of a true black woman,” Buffie [the Body] explains, sitting down awkwardly (you would too) in a plush chair in her suite. “I’m not light-skinned, my mom is not from China, and my dad is not from Yugoslavia.”
“Many prisons around the country are allowing ceremonial saunas for American Indian inmates, just as they offer religious services for prisoners of other faiths.”
Fascinating interview that David Mills did with Oprah back in 1986, when she was, in his words, “a mere millionaire” instead of the billionaire she is today. I’ll post part 2 too.
Here’s part 2, where they get into race stuff. She says “I am person for whom race is not an issue. It is not an issue for me. I hold myself responsible for myself, based upon a history and a legacy of black women and men who have paved this way for me.”
Thx Jess! “Channel 4 is being forced to air three apologies for its handling of the racist bullying that took place on celebrity Big Brother, The Guardian reports.”
Thx Liam. “turning the word “illegal” into a noun. I know it’s short for “illegal immigrant.” But the concision makes a rhetorical difference. It does help subtly to dehumanize the individuals involved. They are illegal immigrants. Which is to say: they a
Thx Luke. “As Baldwin answered questions about his cheesy lines on the show, one reporter asked Horst about her ethnic background. Horst is of Chinese and Polish ancestry. “I always say the mutts are the most exotic and beautiful,” Baldwin joked.”
Fascinating discussion follows this post that riffs on Wendi’s “ghetto chic” post from last week. “To move into a community, uninformed, taking from it, not giving back and flaunting your expensive Ipod and “ghetto chic” accessories, is a form of violence
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