As we’ve noted on Racialicious, Dave Mays and Benzino – the disgraced owners of The Source magazine who were recently forced out, are launching a new weekly hip hop magazine. The folks at Idolator imagine what the first cover might look like. Funny stuff.
Okay, I’m going to blatantly recycle Angry Asian Man’s material here. Since he says it best, I’ll leave you with his words:
10.06.06 I saw this commercial months ago, but kept forgetting to write about it… Basically, it’s David Carradine continuing to cash in on public perception that he is some kind of wise Asian man: Yellowbook.com commercial. Quit faking! You’re not Asian!
LOL! Indeed… Good to see in the comments though, that people are calling Carradine out on it.
I stumbled across this gem on YouTube the other day. It’s an old episode of the Maury show where they do a paternity test to prove what everyone in the audience already thinks: there’s no way this white man can be the father of this mixed-looking child. It’s depressing that to much of America, depictions like these form their impressions of interracial relationships.
I feel so bad for the poor kid. He’s basically on the show to serve as the punchline to everybody’s joke.
But this clip also says a lot about how interracial relationships and interracial sex are framed. The focus is on the humiliation of the cuckolded white man, whose wife can’t resist the sexual power of the black man. Not coincidentally, that’s pretty much of the plot of every interracial pornographic film too.
The gory details of Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott’s Source Magazine are coming out as former EIC Kim Osorio’s sexual harrassment trial against them gets underway. Apparently, Benzino bragged of sexcapades With Lil Kim, Foxy Brown & Trina. Oh I’m s
“Coca-Cola, recognizing the tremendous growth of the Latino immigrant population in Spain — specifically Ecuadorians — has decided to tap into a market that is being ignored by other beverage companies..looking to appeal to the tastes of the Ecuadorian
Thanks Phil C! Survivor is under fire not only for its lame race-baiting tactics, but also for shady casting tactics. Contestant Sekou never sent in an audition tape – producers pursued him. And other contestants are seasoned actors, with credits on Sex a
“Because if this really is all about the kids, then why not support/sponsor the father and the grandmother in keeping their child? Take that worldly concern and kindne$$…and help preserve families and empower local communities — instead of taking away
“The National Fair Housing Alliance charged…that agents…of the city’s largest residential real estate brokerage, the Corcoran Group, had engaged in discriminatory sales practices, including racial steering and withholding information from African-Am
I spotted this on the Best Week Ever blog awhile back but finally got around to watching it this weekend and it’s hilarious. Click here to watch a video mashup of the cast from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street performing N.W.A.’s “F**k the Police.”
By the way, do you all know that Elmo is a black man? Meaning, he’s voiced by a black man. Yeah yeah the dude was a guest on Oprah earlier this year so it’s not such a big secret anymore, but I’ve known for much longer than that because our very own Jen Chau interned at Jim Henson’s workshop back when she was in high school. How cool is that?
Every Friday afternoon we sum up the week’s best posts from New Demographic‘s various projects. Here we go!
Race Changers a community of people working towards an anti-racist future, one week at a time
Assignment 2 – Stereotypes and You: “Was there a time that you made a generalization and were proved wrong? Do you find yourself subscribing to any stereotypes now? If you do find yourself giving in to any stereotypes, why do you think you believe them to be true? Can you point to any instances where the stereotype does not hold true?”
Episode 43: Jen rants about the “ohmygodyou’rejewishnoway!” reactions she receives each year around the Jewish holidays. Carmen interviews Matthew Creamer, a reporter for the industry publication Advertising Age, about the New York City Human Rights Commission’s investigation into the advertising industry’s hiring practices. The staffs at ad agencies are so lacking in diversity that the entire industry is under investigation.
Anti-Racist Parent a blog for parents who are committed to raising children with an anti-racist outlook
Columnist intro – Ji In: Unequipped to deal with racism, poorly prepared for the challenges that accompanied parenting children of color, my parents couldn’t offer me the type of firsthand understanding that I craved, and they instead encouraged me to simply “ignore.”
Columnist intro – Jason: In my education classes, we used to talk, somewhat naively, about “teaching for social justice” and “teaching to change the world.” This, then, is about parenting for social justice, and parenting to change the world.
Our next Addicted to Race live call-in show will happen this Tuesday, October 17 at 10 pm Eastern U.S. time. Make sure you mark your calendars!
We’ll be discussing the dangers of positive stereotypes. Why are we so quick to agree with positive stereotypes about our ethnic or racial group? How can we begin to see that these positive stereotypes exist at the expense of other groups? Are positive stereotypes just as harmful as negative stereotypes?
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Addicted to Race is a podcast about America’s obsession with race. It’s co-hosted by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove and is a production of New Demographic.
Thanks Luke! “NASCAR must continue to attract new fans in fresh, more diverse markets, many of whom view the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and oppression. Yet NASCAR doesn’t want to alienate its loyal base…”
Ewwww! “Quentin Tarantino…was joined at the hip with a ‘hot young Asian woman’…At the after-party…the woman ‘tripped and fell flat on her face.’ She later sucked Tarantino’s fingers while he ate sliders – ‘Gross,’ said our spy.”
“The government is charging blacks with voting fraud in a state whose violent rejection of blacks’ right to vote, over generations, helped give birth to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet within Mississippi the case has provoked knowing nods rather than
So it’s true then? “the baby’s own father has told The Associated Press in Malawi that Madonna has adopted his son, David. Yohame Banda, 32, said the baby’s mother, Marita, died a month after giving birth a year ago. “I am very, very happy…”
“There is a world of difference between what is bewitching to Western eyes and what Chinese people consider beautiful… But Chinese supermodel Du Juan’s pouting features and willowy figure have managed to bridge that chasm.”
“Edison Chen, one of Hong Kong’s biggest young pop icons…His North American movie debut comes Friday…in “The Grudge 2″…Meanwhile, he’s managing his brand-development company, Clot, opening a new Juice store in Shanghai, plotting reality shows…”
“Salman Rushdie has enraged fellow Muslims by saying veils “suck” and condemning them as a means of subjugating women.” Btw, his model girlfriend Padma Lakshmi is replacing the comatose Katie Lee Joel as host of “Top Chef.” Yay!
“Tamara Dobson, one of the great stars of the 1970s, returned to the ancestors last week after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis and pneumonia. Best known for her starring role in “Cleopatra Jones,” Dobson helped define the blaxploitation era…”
“…Grey’s Anatomy co-stars Isaiah “Love Jones” Washington and Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey, whose heated disagreement escalated into a no-holds-barred on-set deathmatch culminating in a “chokehold”, “shoving” and someone being called “a
“Jed Levine’s premise is that the problem with UCLA is that there are too many Asian American students and their numbers should be limited so more space can be given to the real underrepresented groups…”