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A colored girl and her love/hate relationship with her nose
There seems to be confusion on this website about why AA react so strongly about caricatures that highlight and distort a "typical black" nose. I thought I would share some personal feelings I have ...
sideboth 11/29/2013 479 357 2 -
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Dr. Keith Baker is a professor of physics at Hampton University and is actively involved in several high energy ...
Black Kos 12/07/2012 147 59 1 -
Black Kos, Week In Review: A black LGBT man organized MLK's march on Washington
Commentary: It was a black LGBT man who organized the march on Washington by Black Kos Managing Editor, dopper0189 It an unfortunate truism in American politics, that a plurality of African ...
Black Kos 06/27/2012 78 87 1 264
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Gebisa Ejeta , is an Ethiopian American plant breeder, geneticist and Professor at Purdue University. In 2009, ...
Black Kos 06/27/2012 93 62 - 185
Forgotten on Memorial Day
[This is a lightly edited reprise of a diary written for Memorial Day 2010.] My stepfather's brother died with other Marines on the beach at Guadalcanal during World War II. My best high school ...
Meteor Blades 06/27/2012 51 248 1 682
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003) was an American biochemist. She was the first African ...
Black Kos 06/27/2012 115 61 1 173
"Should Race Matter?" A Book Review
Review of David Boonin, Should Race Matter?: Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions (Cambridge University Press, 2012). When I first read through this book , and even for days after, I leaned ...
Ian Reifowitz 06/27/2012 21 18 2 89
Diversity (Or The Lack Thereof) In Media
Television & film of today is much different than it used to be. There was a time when the only black people you saw on TV shows & in movies were either playing the criminals, or the servants in ...
Doctor RJ 05/07/2012 48 24 1 256
Race, Redemption and Cigar Bars
You don't usually think of a cigar bar as a place where people have deep, meaningful conversations about society, humanity and race. I mean, it just doesn't fit with what one would expect. Now ...
Justashotaway 05/07/2012 6 43 - 151
When White Firemen Refused to Attack Civil Rights Demonstrators: May 5, 1963
Fifty years ago, the notorious Bull Connor ordered white firemen to turn their high pressure firehoses on the demonstrators once again. But this time, on this day, they refused. How did this happen?
samdiener 05/07/2012 49 124 4 657
The Demise of The Black Caddy
“As long as I’m alive,” said Clifford Roberts, one of the club’s founders in 1933 and a longtime Masters chairman, “all the golfers will be white and all the caddies will be black.” ...
Armando 04/03/2012 67 24 4 311
Southern Miss Band Chants at Latino Player: "Where's Your Green Card?"
March Madness? Here's a bit of the kind of madness we don't want to see. Kansas State University point guard Angel Rodriguez stepped to the foul line during yesterday's game against the University ...
Ian Reifowitz 04/02/2012 19 28 1 186
How I'm Discussing Trayvon Martin With White Conservative Friends
I want to share an email I sent to a very small group of friends who discuss various current events. Some are liberal, some are conservative. All are white. One lives in Florida. Trayvon Martin came ...
Ian Reifowitz 04/02/2012 37 36 - 365
These People Look Suspicious.
I'm glad that Fox News has determined that it's hoodies that make people suspicious. Here are a few examples of other suspicious people through history.
Great Lakes Liberal 04/02/2012 7 21 - 156
On the defensive; Talking about racism
I don't claim to know how we can end racism. I don't have any special insight into what those who suffer at its hands feel. What I do know is how we react, and we react badly. When I say we, I ...
whoknu 04/02/2012 21 18 1 128
Little House on the Prairie, Mad Men, Racism, and Television
I'm a big fan of the show Mad Men . Of its many strengths, one is how it depicts the bald, open bigotry that was so commonplace in the early 1960s, even among urbane white Northerners. It shows that ...
Ian Reifowitz 04/02/2012 52 16 - 222
Court Upholds Racial Profiling in Germany
There are frequent diaries on DKos about how social justice prevails in Germany and how the German social safety net, workers' rights, etc. are superior to conditions in the US. But there is a ...
DowneastDem 04/02/2012 6 4 - 78
If Trayvon Martin had been white, and George Zimmerman were black
Trayvon Martin If you don't understand how deeply and viciously racist has been the official and right-wing reaction to the murder of Trayvon Martin, all you have to do is consider what would have ...
Laurence Lewis 04/02/2012 324 241 15 1051
Sorry Peter Pan, sometimes you have to grow up. Kids and racism.
I'll get straight to the point: My wife and have have two awesome kids, a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old (today!) boy. The typical routine in our house it to put a movie on in the morning so Wife ...
fromer 02/25/2012 39 15 - 179
This week in the War on Voting: South Dakota's shameful legacy continues
The ACLU highlights just one story from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, one story that demonstrates the plight of hundreds of voters in the state. South Dakota is trying to prevent ...
Joan McCarter 02/12/2012 20 32 1 153
Posters, billboards and white privilege
Billboard ...
Denise Oliver Velez 02/08/2012 244 160 6 937
First Nations News & Views: Weaving a Stronger Future
Welcome to the second edition of First Nations News & Views. This weekly series is one element in the "Invisible Indians" project put together by Meteor Blades and me, with assistance from the ...
navajo 01/29/2012 123 179 7 509
THE IMPORTANCE OF THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY FROM THE GROUND UP
I've often been struck by something that I've ...
dopper0189 01/19/2012 31 51 2 205
"21st Century Blackness Has Lost Its Rigid Center"
I have no idea if this article is good or on point, but I would love to hear some reactions to it. A snip:
Armando 12/13/2011 46 7 - 229
Race And The NBA Labor Dispute
Bill Simmons : [A]gent Aaron Goodwin made a telling comment to the Washington Post's Mike Wise." For years owners have treated players as if they are just their ...
Armando 11/18/2011 52 5 - 213
The N-Word
African-American is, to me, a very good phrase to describe black Americans of African ancestry, including black Americans whose African ancestry predates the Civil War (descendants of slaves.) ...
Armando 10/07/2011 59 12 - 302
The GOP's "High Tech Lynching" Of Herman Cain
After criticizing Rick Perry ...
Armando 10/04/2011 22 23 - 254
Race - An Essay Question
I took a class this past spring titled "Contested Images: Race, Religion and Science in American History". Below is an exam question that I thought an interesting place to start a conversation about ...
just another vet 09/25/2011 34 16 1 248
Discussing Race At Daily Kos Weekend
Here's a space for discussing race under the rules of this group. For the rules, ...
Armando 09/24/2011 96 14 1 508
Discussing Race In Sports: Cam Newton
One of my favorite all time athletes was Doug Williams . The reason is Williams exploded the myth that African ...
Armando 09/21/2011 153 27 - 371
White Privilege - A View from the White Side of the Fence
I published this a short time ago, and it resulted in a healthy discussion. I am re-publishing to the Group so it may be discussed under the new rulz of "Armando the Civil". Good rules, by the way!
twigg 09/19/2011 64 38 1 404
Origins: Discussing Race With My Childhood Friend
I am in Florida, where I grew up. And I thought that an effective way for me to think about issues of race was to consider where my attitudes started. When I was first a Guest Blogger at daily ...
Armando 09/18/2011 105 55 3 429
More On Discussing Race At Daily Kos
Yesterday, I announced the formation of a new group,
Armando 09/17/2011 114 70 2 824
Discussing Race At Daily Kos
I am creating this group for civil, non name calling discussion of race issues at daily kos. I will moderate the group and will insist on the following of these ground rules. It is my hope that ...
Armando 09/15/2011 501 190 3 1983
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