“amazingly, of the fourteen performances scheduled this weekend for the main stage, only one featured a woman performer – erykah badu played one set on early sunday evening, as the sole woman included amongst the festival’s main attractions.”
“part of the project for white activists in recognizing their “privilege” should be the rejection of it – one must repent from, rather than embody an identity that represents oppression in its representation of privilege.”
“The more savvy critics of rap music now concede that there is some “positive rap” but focus overwhelmingly on the negative aspects. Dyson concedes that there is “negative” rap but chooses to focus on the positive aspects.”
“By depicting the Cro-Magnons as good dancers, great athletes and grand sexual partners, the show’s detractors argued, “Cavemen” was using black stereotypes for cheap racist laughs.”
“I hear from African-Americans who are excited about Obama’s candidacy but who suspect that somehow, when push comes to shove, “they” won’t let him win. It’s unclear who “they” might be—white voters, the “power structure,”
“Chinese immigrants – many illegal – are flooding into Italy to work in the northern textile industries, forcing a rethink of how to manage the country’s fragile fashion and textile sector. “
“The mere fact that a public employee could send such an e-mail to colleagues without fear of criticism shows not only that Evon Reid was discussed in such terms before, but also that the behaviour was acceptable enough to be a part of casual conversation
“The traditional quinceañera coming-of-age ceremony has mutated into an elaborate spectacle — supported by a multimillion-dollar industry. But who’s going to pay?”
“China fears alarm over product safety could stoke trade protectionism, a senior official told visiting U.S. officials as a massive toy recall threatened to intensify consumer worry…In the latest scare, Mattel Inc. said it was recalling 1.5 million Fish
Whiteface on stage? “Theatre Royal, Stratford East is to stage a controversial revival of Jean Genet’s The Blacks – in which a black actress will be ‘whited up’ to play the Queen – to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery a
Hell of a post by Laina: “moms of color are virtually ignored by marketers, advertisers…Cultural stereotypes come into play, as black women are perceived in media representations as a) having poor parenting skills, b) having too many children with too m
“There have actually been several questionable Asian-related groups since Facebook’s inception, but this seems to be the one that’s making news. Big props to Fallout Central for spearheading this response.”
“The death of Bruce Lee 34 years ago left a gaping hole in the Asian pop culture continuum — one that no star has been able to successfully fill since. Jeff Yang talks to filmmaker Justin Lin and the stars of his new film “Finishing the Game” to discuss
“Four Chicago-area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants do not serve breakfast sandwiches with pork. But guess which one DD is threatening to shut down because of refusing to serve pork? Yep, the one owned by an Arab-American.”
“These five women are later involved in a sexually explicit scene with one another, for the benefit of our White male protagonists, perpetuating the stereotype of Asian American women as sexual accessories existing purely for the gratification of White Am
“The ad, featuring a standing Caucasian man in casual business attire surrounded by six crouching African-American sprinters in a tableau many commenters found racially offensive, was pulled by Intel before publication in North America”
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