“Sure, Tina Knowles told her she was beautiful, but I don’t believe living in the Knowles household and playing second fiddle to Beyonce her whole life helped that color complex one bit. It’s great she’s snapped out of it now.”
“A coffee mug…showing the Confederate flag in a Civil War battle has angered black leaders who said it was insensitive to display a symbol of hate, particularly when the state police have been under fire for complaints of racism.”
Finally some realism in hospital dramas. Um hi, last time I checked there were a lot of Asian male doctors. “Looks like Kal Penn, how is having himself one hell of a year, will be joining the cast of Fox’s House next season.”
“some California growers are cashing in on China’s increasing wealth and growing hunger for table grapes, almonds and other high-quality fruits and nuts that don’t grow as well in the Asian nation.”
The article on John Edwards that goes with the controversial cover.
“The University of Colorado professor who was fired after comparing some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi fought back with a lawsuit on Wednesday, saying the school retaliated against him for exercising his right to free speech.”
“Last month’s 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court…has left schools across the country scrambling to find a way to protect diversity in their classrooms.”
“After the wave of successes in 2004 voter registration drives by groups like ACORN, a half-dozen states passed severe laws that scared off voting activists — and now the Senate is weighing in.”
“34 of the best and brightest Latino college students, sojourning in Washington to do the congressional summer intern thing. They arrived just in time to witness the spectacular flameout of the Senate’s immigration reform bill in June…”
“The working-class town of Paterson, New Jersey, with ties to September 11, 2001 both real and imagined, has its own jihad. Because of his name, 15-year-old Jehad Faleh knows there are many usages for the Arabic word jihad”
“The chief reason for the paralysis is too much information. About 80 baby-name books have been published in the last three years, according to Bowker, a publishing database — compared with just 50 such titles between 1990 and 1996.”
“Fear and fetishization of freaky food is among the most common expressions in the USA of anti-Asian racism. Schoolyard taunts about eating dogs, cats, and rats are as familiar to Asian American ears as “ching chong”, “flied lice”, and high-pitched kung-f
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