- In emotional testimony yesterday, Asian students described being victimized at South Philadelphia High for years, often as school staffers stood by, encouraged the attackers, or hurled racial slurs.
Somekawa described students at the school being mocked by staff: " 'Where are you from? Hey, Chinese. Yo, Dragon Ball. Are you Bruce Lee? Speak English,' " quoting what students had told her.
- “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,” directed by Lee Daniels, continues to stir the film awards season: last week, it got five nominations for Independent Spirit Awards, including best feature. And as it does, Hollywood has become uncomfortably aware that something has been missing: prize contenders, by black filmmakers, about the black experience.