” Grass-roots efforts to preserve and teach youngsters native languages are intensifying around the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia as about 40 indigenous tongues are in danger of disappearing within the next decade.”
“That doesn’t make this situation even remotely comparable to Zimbabwe, where people are dying, and it’s inexcusable to argue that Obama is trying to steal an election.” I heart Cara, she is my last feminist standing. – LDP
“I’m about to start writing the story of Brown v. Board of Education. “
“Lots of commenters make the point that women shouldn’t have children until they’re financially stable, and the fact that a poor woman has a baby is automatic proof that she is a bad mother — because a “good mother” would not have a baby while p
“Jon from Exurban League seems to feel perfectly fine jumping into that territory and saying that no, you shouldn’t wear a black and white scarf unless you want to send an anti-Semitic message of hate and support for terrorism.”(tags: antisemitism)
“What does it say that Al Jazeera treats Americans with more dignity, respect and love than our own broadcast media?”(tags: media)
[The post] captures that distinct, tacky awkwardness one feels when white people, especially ones who’ve never been to Harlem, try to act like they’re used to being surrounded by Black people, especially when it’s being done for marketing purposes.
“Either racial profiling is odious and unconstitutional, with personal and social consequences for communities of color — or it’s not. On April 23, the U.S. Supreme Court, without any dissent, decided that it was not.”
“Given how often non-privileged groups are subject to non-apology “apologies” … both Pullman’s and Liberman’s posts strike me as a useful resource for pointing out exactly why those so-called apologies fall so far short of the mark.”
“NABJ is outraged that a former vice presidential candidate would suggest that all black reporters are mouthpieces for the Obama campaign. To suggest this shows not only a stunning lack of judgment but also her unapologetic bigotry”
“Also, I just googled her name under news to see what else is out there, and in two recent articles Yuri Kochiyama is mentioned as someone’s role model. Not surprising.”
“Perhaps it’s time that [McCain]…give a speech on the topic of Republican presidential candidates pandering to lunatic fringe right-wing preachers at election time. It could start a whole national discussion.”
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