“Did these little girls really make a choice to wear the hijab? Did they make a declaration to their parents that they want to be religiously pious and sexually modest? Common sense indicates that these children did not choose for themselves.”
“They have been hailed not just as a development in black American politics but as a repudiation of black American politics; not just as different from Jesse Jackson but the epitome of the anti-Jesse.”
“”Crossing the Line,” a new documentary that premieres at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Wednesday night, is about race, humor, and what it’s like to be born of a mélange of ethnic cultures”
“Two black Hinds County Circuit Court judges are contesting a plan to exclude them from handling major criminal cases, with one labeling the move as racist.”
“The zany reality show starring bisexual Internet celebrity Tila Tequila is among the top 15 cable shows and has become MTV’s second most popular series, just behind Lauren Conrad and company on “The Hills,” according to numbers from Nielsen Media R
“Both Keo — who’s from Cambodia — and Styles are dark-skinned. Keo says while caucasian male dancers raise more eyebrows, casual observers might believe belly-dance is somehow a reflection of Keo’s and Styles’s ethnicity.”
“He was mistaken for “Osama” in two (1,2) news reports by CNN, and in one by the New York Post. Meanwhile, the Houston Chronicle once referred to him as a Republican, and the Hartford Courant has misspelled his first name on six different occasions da
“After a year of stepped-up enforcement against illegal immigration and polarized debate on the issue, about half of the Hispanics in the United States now fear that they or a relative or close friend could be deported, a report released Thursday by the P
This looks awesome: “INCOGNEGRO is an upcoming graphic novel by novelist Mat Johnson and artist Warren Pleece…It’s a noirish mystery about a light-skinned journalist who goes undercover in the South of the ’30s to unravel a murder and stop a lynchin
“Patti LaBelle used a fairly disturbing racial analogy to inspire choir members to sing better on NBC’s weeklong competition show, “Clash of the Choirs.” “I said, ‘Scream like a woman with a black man chasing you, trying to get your purse,’”
Yay for now! “Demolition of three public housing complexes, slated to start this weekend, was halted Friday amid complaints about the scarcity of housing for the poor after Hurricane Katrina.”
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