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More Thoughts On Being PC - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The luxury of being the majority in a democracy is the right to act like other people don't exist. But the world is changing around them and Birnam Wood is on the march.
politics  race  culture  racism  language  power 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Randall Kennedy's "A Note On The Word 'Nigger'" - NPS Ethnography: African American Heritage & Ethnography
"To paper over that term or to constantly obscure it by euphemism is to flinch from coming to grips with racial prejudice that continues to haunt the American social landscape."
language  black  usa  history  culture  thinking  race  racism 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The White Stuff | The American Prospect
"They like running marathons and eating sushi, venerating Jon Stewart and bragging about not owning a TV. They talk endlessly about HBO's The Wire and dance self-consciously to '80s music. [...]"
class  race  racism  white  online  blogging  writing  humor 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge » Gay interracial relationships: On being “sticky rice” and loving other Asian men: An Asian American/Asian Canadian Blog
"Hopefully, this post — however long-winded as it is — will put an end to my own personal frustration of seeing all the straight Asian people bitch and moan. You all got it lucky. Look at my frickin’ dating pool."
men  asian  dating  relationships  gay  aesthetics  identity  love  gender  race  racism  writing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Nation: Back Talk: Billy Bragg
"The worst aspects of capitalism, the worst impulses of conservatives and every inch of racism is driven by cynicism. And our problem, for those of us who want to make a better world, is that we're prone to that as well."
racism  capitalism  politics  activism  music  rock  uk 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Intersectionality Extends to Fat Acceptance Too! at Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
"It appears that all the people of color who don’t feel quite a part of the fat acceptance movement have a new manifesto. [...]"
race  size  fat  beauty  identity  racism  feminism  activism  fashion 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NPR : 'Shop' Guys Discuss Duane 'Dog' Chapman
I got to hang out with the fellas (Jimi, Ruben, Terrance 'n'em) yesterday. Only the painstaking application of high-powered audio-editing software made me sound coherent. Nonetheless, I had a good time.
npr  jimiizrael  radio  public  news  pennsylvania  cnn  cable  racism 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Out On The Stoop: The Bogeyman In The Room
"The Bogeyman is prejudice, racism and sexism. It is also our inability to talk about those issues."
vlog  blogging  race  racism  feminism  communication 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The genes that build America: Piecing together the DNA jigsaw | Magazine | The Observer
"I want to reclaim my history. My wife is Indian. She speaks her native language. She knows where her family is from. I want to know my history, too."
family  genealogy  history  news  politics  race  racism  science  usa 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Great Race Divide --
"[W]e got rid of slavery and replaced it with legal Jim Crow. Then after segregation was officially outlawed, a new segregation emerged based on zoning laws, housing patterns and school quality. The system always comes up with a new way to resist change."
race  usa  racism  law  politics  education  housing  supremecourt 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
AScribe: Whites Underestimate Cost of Being Black, Study Finds
"Our data suggest that such resistance is not because white Americans are mean and uncaring, morally bankrupt, or ethically flawed. White Americans suffer from a glaring ignorance about what it means to live as a black American."
black  culture  money  race  white  research  sociology  society  racism 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally - New York Times
"[W]e know now there are enough genetic differences between people from different parts of the world that you can classify people in groups that correspond to popular notions of race."
evolution  race  racism  science  research  africa  african  asia  asian  europe  australia 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Racial Politics of Speaking Well
“Everyone was up in arms about Michael Richards using the N-word, but subtle words like this are more insidious. It’s like weight loss. The last few pounds are the hardest to get rid of. It’s the last vestiges of racism that are hard to get rid of.
racism  race  black  ethnic  public  identity  aesthetics 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Michael Lind's "Good Old Boys"
"The enduring legacy of politicians like Thurmond, Wallace and Helms may be a distinctively Southern style of cultural politics, transplanted to national politics as a whole."
usa  politics  culture  democrats  republicans  racism 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
DW: Germany's Other Skinheads
"I have my own politics, so to speak. That consists of simply living with others in peace."
aesthetics  ethnicity  germany  identity  music  racism 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
TricycleBlog: Buddha Bar: Offensive or Innocuous?
"While race or national origin may not be fully predictive of what sort of reaction a Buddhist will have, they do color the debate in noticable ways."
buddhism  ethnicity  marketing  racism  religion 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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