"…she has urged people on the micro-blogging site to boycott the Gymkhana in her tweet that says, “BOYCOTT BOMBAY GYM Page.” And when this was not enough she also reminds the twittering crowd in her subsequent tweet that apparently it is the same club where during the British rule it used to be written outside 'Indians and dogs not allowed.'"
"Toru Hashimoto, the popular governor of Osaka Prefecture, is working with his government to consider some sort of measure akin to what was proposed in Tokyo that would regulate the 'sexual, visual depictions of youths' under the age of 18 years old. Including BL seems to be a non-sequitur of sorts."
"Pomegranates" offers an Iran that many might not know ever existed — an exuberant collection of '60s and '70s psychedelic, funk and folk music that reflects a society completely in sync with the revolutionary music of the era. With the shah's policy of rampant modernization and Westernization, the country experienced both an undercurrent of discord as well as an embrace of global grooves.
"It is no secret that this man, Luke Querner, is a long-time anti-fascist activist. He has devoted over a decade of his life to opposing the most vicious elements of our city’s white supremacist movement. Rose City Antifascists, the Portland chapter of the Anti-Racist Action Network, believe that the local neo-Nazis whom Luke has opposed for years attempted to murder him on Saturday morning."
"When you fail to address certain comments (no matter how well meaning) everyone loses (…first time I have ever used that phrase in my life). Stop handing out passes. Yes, with silence things will remain comfortable and pleasant But you’ll know…"
"The study focused on 'everyday racism' — subtle, commonplace forms of discrimination, such as being ignored, ridiculed or treated differently. 'These are incidents that may seem innocent and small, but cumulatively they can have a powerful impact on an individual's mental health,' Alvarez said. 'Trying to ignore these insidious incidents could become taxing and debilitating over time, chipping away at a person's spirit.'"