“Martinez recently pondered why Hispanic TV programming isn’t as good as Hispanic advertising, prompting a flood of reactions…the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies Board of Directors, who fired a nasty letter”
“have been developing Gloriel, a skin-lightening cream based on Nobel Prize-winning gene-silencing technology… the inventors hope to patent it in two years so they can sell the rights to a cosmetic giant such as L’Oreal.”
He can’t be racist – his wife is black! “The eight-page booklet, handed out to other police officers at a May roll call, said the definitions it contained would allow readers to speak as if they “just came out of the hood.”
“I believe now that I am your ‘real’ mommy.” Reading those words now sparks a flash of shame. Because even though my daughter was…legally classified as an orphan, she had two Guatemalan parents who were very much alive.”
Really interesting discussion taking place here. I’ve often wondered the same thing. If racism benefits white people so much, what incentive would they have to help end it?
“When the contact lenses stay on, when we dwell on the attention and the assumed beauty that the blue and hazel eyes grant, we are almost crippling ourselves to the ideal that what is natural to us is unattractive”
“It’s something I want to share. I plan to help educating teens on sex and teaching them the new laws. I feel I have a testimony to share with them. I want to just help them make better decisions.”
“Black soldiers court-martialed 63 years ago in the rioting death of an Italian prisoner of war at Fort Lawton were unfairly denied access to their attorneys and investigative records and should have their convictions overturned, the U.S. Army said Friday
“The pattern is one repeated infinitely in the history of American sports cinema; stories of hardship, tragedy and triumph over social circumstances are almost exclusively about white ethnic athletes, even in sports black Americans are known to dominate.”
Wow – what will they think of next? “Agency employees, not reporters, asked questions at the event. Homeland Security calls the lapse ‘offensive and inexcusable.’”
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