links for 2010-07-15

  • "Despite what we may think of feminism, Latinas and our communities have not been immune to the societal changes that feminism has brought. According to a new report, Latino men admit to wanting more time to care for their children, Latinas are less worried about children growing up in a single parent household and Latino men and women overwhelmingly want their daughters to have interesting careers.

    "So what do Latinas think of feminism?

    "In the first entry of a summer project I’ve launched called “Summer of Feminista,” Elizabeth of International Dreams struggles with her mother’s view of feminism (“I do not need a man”) and her lived feminism (co-parenting with her husband). She reminisces about what feminism meant to her in third grade and what it means today."

  • "Cox, one of five Republicans running for Michigan governor, said Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court and is joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands."

    "President Barack Obama's administration recently filed suit in federal court to block it, arguing immigration is a federal issue. The law's backers say Congress isn't doing anything meaningful about illegal immigration, so it's the state's duty to step up."

  • "A director with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services – a child welfare agency for 10 First Nations communities in in Northwestern Ontario – Ms. Flinders says a racist smear campaign and a town council swayed by a 'lynch-mob mentality' recently trounced plans to build the home.

    "Local politicians insist the rejection of the project was a land issue, not a race issue."

  • "The figure will rocket from the current level of eight per cent to 20 per cent over the next 40 years, it concludes.And the ethnic profile of middle-class suburban and rural areas will change significantly as black and Asian families move out of inner-city areas, it says. Overall, the UK’s total population will soar from its present 61 million to 78 million over the same period."
  • "A recent article in The Times about the heavily minority neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn, reported that police officers logged nearly 52,000 stops within eight odd blocks over the last four years. A 26-year-old legal assistant with no criminal record who grew up in the area said that he had been stopped 30 or 40 times.

    "According to a Times analysis of reports filed by officers, less than 9 percent of the stops in the neighborhood were made because the person fit the description of a suspect. In about half the stops, the officers listed 'other' or cited 'furtive movement,' a catch-all category that can be used to mask harassment."

  • "Hyphen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop are pleased to announce the winner of the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest: Sunil Yapa for 'Pilgrims.' 'Pilgrims' was chosen by judges Alexander Chee and Jaed Coffin as the winner of the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest. Yapa will be awarded $1000 and 'Pilgrims' will be published in the Fall Issue of Hyphen, to be on newsstands this September."