"'To represent America means a lot to me, especially since it's my second time around,' defender Oguchi Onyewu said. 'On top of that, me being Nigerian, it's also a special moment to take part in history since this is the first time the World Cup is being played on African soil.'"
"As the race question on the U.S. census form has expanded to 15 categories and write-in options — giving Americans the right to check as many boxes as they want — fewer are embracing the term Asian-American."
"Spencer said he’s played his share of historical American Indian characters—what he half-jokingly called 'the leather and feather' parts. 'What’s cool about New Moon,' he explained, 'is that we’re in a contemporary setting.' Korey agreed: “I think it’s important for people to know that there is a Native American community that’s very vibrant, and very now. We’re sort of like a new Native America.'”
"Not so long ago, Memphis, a city where a majority of the residents are black, was a symbol of a South where racial history no longer tightly constrained the choices of a rising black working and middle class. Now this city epitomizes something more grim: How rising unemployment and growing foreclosures in the recession have combined to destroy black wealth and income and erase two decades of slow progress."