"This could have just been some new intern hazing, but it seems to me that given his famous awareness of race and class, he could have been a little more conscious about assertions of his own power.
"But really, why would he do that? He’s already successful as hell."
"On April 14, two white female students allegedly engaged in a Facebook wall discussion about a black female student who had entered the study lounge they were in. The social networking site allowed the conversation to be seen by their Facebook friends, and it quickly spread. The racist conversation included several slurs.
"UMD acted quickly to investigate but finds itself in murky territory without a policy that deals directly with social networking behavior on a UMD server. UMD has a zero-tolerance policy on racist behavior, included in its Student Conduct Code and U of M Regents policy.
"It also has a technology policy that addresses harassment and discrimination involving UMD’s server."
"The photographer Mario Epanya wonders what a 'Vogue Africa' magazine would look like. The pictures are beautiful, but do Africans really want or care about their own version of a magazine with a very problematic relation to race and things continental?"
"Ng also shares this observation: 'The Thailand Girls Scene is all about expanded opportunities. It allows you to do things that just cannot be done in 'The World' or lowers the cost so much that a guy with a normal income can do things which he could never afford in 'The World.'
"But it was a post he wrote on another website, run by owners of the Big Mango Bar in Bangkok, that triggered the organized campaign against him. In it, he instructed men to look for women near a particular Buddhist shrine."
"But, what we must realize is that the Black-Asian tension and hostility is not predestined. There’s nothing about our communities that require that we hate one another; indeed, it is the stereotypes, perpetuated by mainstream American culture, that fuels the rage and conflict between our communities.
"And, rather than to talk about how both communities have internalized racism against the other community, we hide behind our own oppressions and make excuses about our own bigotry. Mundane conflict between our two groups makes for fodder on YouTube."
“I wanted to see whether color-blind racial attitudes played a role in condoning images,” she said. “What we found is that the color-blind ideal commonly socialized and valued among whites may actually be detrimental to race relations on college campuses.”
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