“Hamline University has suspended six players from its football team for donning blackface and body paint to dress up as African tribesmen for an off-campus Halloween party”
A must-read: “Ephraim Cruz became a whistleblower against the mistreatment of detainees…Reported abuse of detainees included overcrowding of cells, denial of food for 20-30 hours to children and pregnant women”(tags: immigration)
“So for many adoptive parents, distance between themselves and the birth parents is a positive…The best of all is when the birth parents aren’t known–because then they can be recreated in any image the adoptive parent desires.”
This is crazy. “reports began to surface in Canada of a sport known as “n*ppertipping.” It apparently involves shoving people of Asian descent into the water.”
“The less fortunate, isolated and apprehensive, suffer a dismaying array of abuses — from exploitively low wages to sexual harassment. Some are forced to sleep in closets; others are threatened with deportation if they complain about overwork.”
Awesome post: “if Spears, who has 5 gazillion times the amount of economic and social privilege than I will ever have, is seen by our society as being absolutely powerless and corner-stricken, then what am I?”
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