Great article. “Has racial conflict become amusement? Is the conversation about racism mere entertainment, dialogue rendered for show, inflammatory words tossed back and forth over a racial divide to excite an audience?”
“A group of Oregon State University students and staff joined community members outside Reser Stadium just before a game against Washington on Saturday night to protest concerns about racism on campus.”
“An immigration debate at Pomona College ended prematurely Thursday night when a group of students critical of the event began chanting protest slogans, drowning out the two speakers and fueling shouting matches between audience members.”(tags: immigration)
“Babies born to black mothers died at two and a half times the rate of those born to white mothers, according to the CDC figures. The United States ranks near the bottom for infant survival rates among modernized nations.”
“The Georgia-Pacific office building in the town of Brunswick recently fired an African-American employee after she went to the news media complaining that company officials only let white people use its restroom.”
Eh, not sure I agree with what he says about the film itself: “The new movie American Gangster reinforces the enduring stereotype that the drug problem comes with a black face.”
“The LAPD’s plan to map Muslim communities in an effort to identify potential hotbeds of extremism departs from the way law enforcement has dealt with local anti-terrorism since 9/11 and prompted widespread skepticism Friday.”
“With little scrutiny from Democrats in Congress and nary a whimper of protest from the liberal establishment, the United States will soon establish permanent military bases in sub-Saharan Africa. “
“If there is a leitmotif this year among scholars and writers who study New York, it is the reshaping of Manhattan by the forces of wealth and gentrification — and the angst accompanying those forces.”
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