“The notion that race is more than skin deep, they fear, could undermine principles of equal treatment and opportunity that have relied on the presumption that we are all fundamentally equal.”
“The desire to be more than just a superficial tourist or white sahib, to be enmeshed in a cultural network — to belong — is now a big part of the Erotic Other’s appeal. The idea of fucking your way into another culture comes naturally from this”
“Her parents kidnapped her in an attempt to force her to have an abortion. The parents were upset that Katelyn, who is white, was going to have give birth to a child whose father was black.”
As usual, NYT is about 5 years late with its trendspotting. “Long an activity favored by white kids, skateboarding has surged into mainstream culture on a wave of multimedia appeal.”
“Some cards fail to deliver the promised minutes. Others tack on confusing fees that may not be listed in the microscopic print on the back of the card. Still others round up each call to the nearest three-minute mark.”
“While most of in real life, like the striking writers, have learned that we can’t succeed without the help of others around us, most reality TV shows from American Idol to Survivor tell us that the only way to the top is fierce competition against one
“The injustice we witnessed in Jena, Louisiana, should wake us up to blatant racism throughout the criminal justice system — and tell us it’s time for radical change.”
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