- "About 8 percent of U.S. marriages are mixed-race, up from 7 percent in 2000.
"The latest trend belies notions of the U.S. as a post-racial, assimilated society. Demographers cite a steady flow of recent immigration that has given Hispanics and Asians more ethnically similar partners to choose from while creating some social distance from whites due to cultural and language differences."
- "A 26-year-old Muslim convert was walking through the store in Trignac, near Nantes, in the western Loire-Atlantique region, when she overhead the woman lawyer making 'snide remarks about her black burka'. A police officer close to the case said: 'The lawyer said she was not happy seeing a fellow shopper wearing a veil and wanted the ban introduced as soon as possible.'
"An argument started before the older woman is said to have ripped the other woman's veil off. As they came to blows, the lawyer's daughter joined in."
- "But…to be able to sit with my Dad and [create] Price of Beauty," she said of her VH1 show, in which she traveled the world to explore definitions of beauty in various cultures. "It's similar to missionary work. It was what I was called to do and called to be." On the series, Simpson visited a 'fattening hut' in Uganda, munched fried cockroaches in Thailand, and walked a couture runway in Paris.
- "And while it mostly seems that Apple is most concerned with pornography on Apple products, when it comes to gay or lesbian material, they seem to get very concerned indeed. Christensen sites Tom Boulden’s The Importance Of Being Earnest chopped for minor scenes with naked men kissing and cuddling without any graphic nudity. And Zesty from Yaoi Press featured lesbian scenes without any nudity, simply some rather tame kissing and cuddling."
- "The cast had color.
True to the blackout’s global dimensions, FlashForward expanded beyond network-standard of white heroes to rope in a broad range of black and Asian characters. John Cho was especially strong as Dmitri, the FBI Agent with the inexplicably Russian name."
- "O'Reilly looks to make a point regarding dope dealers and proceeds to use the Columbia professor, Marc Lamount Hill, PH.D. as an illustration. "Say you're a cocaine dealer, and you kind of look like one a little bit…" he said. Hill quickly responded, "and you look like a cocaine user…" grasping for a way to comeback from the insult."