"The head librarian at UCSD has just confirmed rumors that yet another racially-tinged incident has occurred at the Geisel Library. Last night, at about 11:15pm students reported to Libraries staff that someone had put a Ku Klux Klan-like hood on the statue of Dr. Seuss [Theodore Geisel] on the forum level of the Geisel Library. Campus police–who were called and are investigating the incident—promptly removed the hood."
"Did Tourism BC err on this or are all of our readily identifiable (in the US market) celebrities white like rice? I understand David Suzuki probably isn’t very big in Texas, but with the absence of any colour in the spot, Barber has a point, albeit a cynical one. Call me naive, but I prefer to think we’re so post-racial here that it never even occurred to the team that greenlit the ad. That said, ad creatives do think about these things, don’t they?"
"For many Muslim women, covering head-to-toe is a symbol of modesty and piety. But according to a new poll for the Financial Times, most Europeans would support a ban on burkas in public as the debate over Muslim minorities and national identity heats up."
"Some decried the billboard's use of an image of a black woman in a sexually suggestive pose in a city that is predominantly black.
"Mayor Cory A. Booker downplayed the racial angle and instead framed it as part of a general decline in standards."
"'It's an issue of what are community standards and why are we consistently condoning language, images and other things that erode those standards," he said. "This billboard is not the only thing that we should be concerned with. It's a symptom of a deeper problem that we have to confront within our communities.'"
"We need more than bike lanes to even the playing field. The livable streets movement and cycling will never be open to women with children if we can't even get laws on the book to get us paid time off for the birth of future Americans."
Sports magazines have breathlessly hailed his “special characteristics”; learned analysts have spoken in awed tones about the “athleticism of his genes” and some have praised the “whiteness and size” of his teeth. At its core, though, the source of all the excitement is simple: Ding Hui, the latest addition to China’s fiercely competitive national volleyball squad, is black.
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