“This soldier, Kim Andrews, has been in the Air Force for seven years, but her mother says she’s being threatened with a dishonorable discharge because of her hairstyle, which involves twisting her hair into cornrows”
“Oprah Winfrey delivered her “favorite” candidate in the presidential race something his campaign hoped for Sunday: the largest crowd yet of any event in the race to ’08, according to the Obama campaign.”
Wow. Civil rights activist Andrew Young on Bill Clinton: “”Bill is every bit as black as Barack,” he said. “He has probably gone out with more black women than Barack.”" WHAT?
“As the 26-year-old Baltimore woman beaten on a public bus by nine middle school students was put into witness protection yesterday, conflicting accounts raised questions about whether the attack was racially motivated.”
“The man and his wife adopted the girl as a four-month-old baby in Korea, where he was working at the time, when they thought they could not have children of their own.”
“The demonstrators said they saw nooses hanging from trucks and one printed on a white longshoreman’s T-shirt between early October and late November at the adjoining Long Beach and Los Angeles ports.”
“the word maricón and its infinite Latin American variations carries with it an incredible amount of baggage and emotions attached to it. And to complicate matters, Latino cultures have wildly divergent but often negative attitudes towards homosexuality”
“NPR asked whether some blacks were lagging behind because they were choosing not to become “closer to whites in their values.” Unfortunately, this line of questioning reinforces one of the most persistent myths in America, that white is always right.”
“Here I was, considering the impact of accepting an opened door, one of the most trivial situations I’ve ever considered writing about to date, as being contingent upon my condition as an equal—as woman to man, black to white.”
“Michael Vick, once one of the highest paid players in the National Football League, was sentenced to 23 months in prison for financing a dogfighting ring and helping to kill pit bulls that did not fight aggressively.”
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