“The police said they believed that the man, Khiel Coppin, 18, had a gun. But when the gunfire stopped, it turned out that he had been holding a hairbrush.”
Muslim students at Florida Atlantic University hold a silent protest, and this is what happens: “One of the audience’s members, an FAU employee, went so far as to spit on one of the young Muslim ladies outside, herself a student at FAU.”
“There has already been a protest on campus and another is scheduled this Wednesday. The president of Geneseo says he’s disgusted by the students dressed in “black face” but says it’s protected speech.”
On Asian fetish: “It is supported by not only myths and stereotypes, but the objectification of Asian women’s bodies through pornography that is focused on Asian women, the global sex trade”
Why isn’t there more black satire? “It can’t be for lack of opportunity. Every week we get a new race-event begging for lampooning: Watson, Jena 6, OJ, Imus, Michael Richards, Vick …. all present unique opportunities…”
“We have to realize that banning a word doesn’t ban racism. It shuts people’s mouths — some people’s, anyway — but it doesn’t change their thoughts. And we’re talking about a WORD here. “
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