Talking with my 5-year-old about Racism

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Talking with my 5-year-old about Racism Syndicated from Musing Momma. The other evening I asked my husband, “Do you think we should tell Zip about racism now?” Over the past five years, we’ve talked openly about race and skin color and cultural differences. We’ve presented these as things to celebrate and appreciate. We’ve done a great […]

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage {Crunk Feminist Collective}

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On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage The internets were all abuzz over the weekend sharing clips of our collective Black feminist shero Melissa Harris-Perry’s Saturday morning show. During the show, she lost her cool with panelist Monica Mehta, a conservative financial expert, who represented every unthoughtful mythic thing that I’ve come to believe a person has […]

Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants, Scholarships {Freakonomics}

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Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants, Scholarships A short paper recently released by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org, is shaking up the discussion of race and financial aid — specifically, Kantrowitz writes that white students are disproportionately more likely to receive financial aid than their minority counterparts. Kantrowitz’s intro reads as […]

Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting & What It Says About Mainstream American Culture {HuffPost}

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Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting & What It Says About Mainstream American Culture This week’s media representation demonstrates that Sikhs will always be asked to engage with the world in a nationalist idiom. We will always be asked to reaffirm our Americanness, or be spoken of in a last ditch inclusivist effort. President Obama describes Sikhs as […]

WATCH: ‘Negro’ – Colorism and “Mejorando La Raza”

Internalized racism, color preference, class whitening and “bettering the race” are discussed. Interviewees talk about their experiences with family, friends and strangers preferring light skin and striving for it.  How do these mentalities translate into social norms and treatment? WATCH Like the doc-series http://facebook.com/negrodocu Support at http://indiegogo.com/negrodocu Source Negro Documentary  

White Privilege and Mass Murders in America {Three Sonorans}

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White Privilege and Mass Murders in America There he goes again, that darn Three Sonorans playing the race card again… I made a comment on Facebook yesterday, Trying to shoot down MAS classes and not looking in the mirror to see what in American culture causes mass shootings… and immediately was met with complaints that […]

Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review}

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Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review} “Many African Americans feel uncontrollable rage when we encounter white supremacist aggression. That rage is not pathological. It is an appropriate response to injustice.”  This quote from bell hook’s insightful novel, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, illustrates that many African Americans have rage about race and racism. Hooks suggests that […]

Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration?

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Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration? The day that the Miami Heat were playing their final championship game I was shocked (and I can’t stress the word shocked enough) when I opened Facebook and there, right on my timeline were two pictures of an acquaintance’s husband in blackface wearing a Miami Heat […]

UPDATE: Adidas cancels ‘shackle’ shoes after outcry {CNN}

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Adidas cancels ‘shackle’ shoes after outcry (CNN) — German sports apparel maker Adidas has withdrawn its plans to sell a controversial sneaker featuring affixed rubber shackles after the company generated significant criticism when advertising the shoe on its Facebook page. The high-top sneakers, dubbed the JS Roundhouse Mids, were expected to be released in August, according […]