“The notion that East Asians, Japanese in particular, are self-effacing and have low self-esteem compared to Americans may well describe the surface view of East Asian personality, but misses the picture revealed by recently developed measures of self-est
Rob Schmidt tears apart a recent column by Bill Nunes about American Indians in Illinois that sounded as if it was written in a different century. “They had coarse black hair, beardless faces, copper-colored bodies that suggested Mongoloid ancestry.”
Thx MM. “Many blacks love big women, but having a rump the size of Buffie the Body’s can put women at risk for disease.”
Thx Jason. “Born Mildred Jeter, she’s known mostly by the name she took when she — a black woman living in segregated Virginia — dared break the rules by marrying a white man named Richard Loving.”
“I, too, believe that black/liberal and white/conservative leaders who show up at every atrocity (or ‘atrocity’) should at least be required to offer a public explanation of why they don’t show up for those that don’t further their agendas”
“What is happening at Rosebud is all too common throughout Indian Country. American Indian and Alaska Native youth 15 to 24 years old are committing suicide at a rate more than three times the national average for their age group of 13 per 100,000 people,
“Genarlow Wilson, the young (black) man who was given 10 years for child molestation for having oral sex with a (white) 15-year-old when he was in high school, finally had his sentence voided by a judge today.”
Thx Tereza. “It is far easier to blame your unemployment or low wages on the person who picks the fruit, buses the tables, delivers the pizza or mows the lawn, than to focus on the systemic problems in society.”(tags: via:teachergirl)
Thx ananser. “Giuliani’s mayoral tenure was also marked by an almost toxic relationship with African Americans in the city, a relationship that shows no sign of healing 5 1/2 years after Giuliani left Gracie Mansion…
Thx ananser. “A decision by the Supreme Court on Monday that made it easier for prosecutors to exclude people who express reservations about the death penalty from capital juries will make the panels whiter and more conviction-prone, experts in law and ps
Thx ananser. “It has forced candidates to hire outreach consultants, to start Spanish-language Web sites and to campaign vigorously before Hispanic audiences.”
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