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  • Hollywood’s Stunt Industry Grapples With Issues of Race and Skin Color

    03/01/2019 6:57:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | March 1, 2019 | Todd Longwell
    In August, a photo surfaced of a boy in an Afro wig with makeup-darkened skin standing in for 11-year-old African-American actor Keith L. Williams on the Vancouver set of “Good Boys,” a comedy about three sixth-graders who ditch school and wind up on a road trip. The image sparked online outrage, and Seth Rogen, one of the film’s producers, quickly apologized, declaring that on all future projects his team would “take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again.” It turned out that the boy in the makeup, reportedly the son of a stuntman, was African-American...
  • Ex-boyfriend of missing Temple woman named person of interest in 2009 disappearance of....

    01/15/2019 1:17:37 PM PST · by Levy78 · 8 replies
    KVUE Austin ^ | january 15, 2019 | Jim Hice
    BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — Police in Minnesota confirmed Tuesday they were investigating the ex-boyfriend of a Temple woman missing for more than a week in connection with the 2009 disappearance of a woman from Minnesota. Bloomington Police department Public Information Officer Mike Hartley said they were looking at Cedric Marks as a possible person of interest in the missing persons case of April Pease. However, Hartley said he was not considered a suspect in the Pease case. "April Pease was reported missing in 2009 and since that time the case has been open and all leads actively investigated by our agency,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez calls out CBS for not assigning a 'single black journalist to cover '20

    01/12/2019 9:42:38 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2019 | Aris Foley
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) criticized CBS News Saturday night for what she considered lack of diversity in its team of reporters covering the upcoming 2020 presidential election. “This WH admin has made having a functional understanding of race in America one of the most important core competencies for a political journalist to have, yet [CBS News] hasn’t assigned a *single* black journalist to cover the 2020 election,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet. “Unacceptable in 2019. Try again,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
  • Miss Black University of Texas Criticized for ‘Not Being Black Enough’

    05/05/2017 8:11:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Black Christian News Network 1 ^ | May 2017 | Erin Jones
    A University of Texas senior is facing internet backlash after being crowned Miss Black University of Texas (UT). Rachael Malonson is biracial and said because of her skin tone, some people don’t recognize that. In fact, some of her critics have told her she’s not black enough. She said she entered this pageant to feel more empowered as a black woman, but after winning the competition she was met with some criticism she didn’t expect. “Someone literally asked me are you black? Can you prove it to me?” Malonson said. “I was like yes, my dad’s black and my mom’s...
  • White Feminist Trump Basher Gets Shut Down By Street Black Conservative Young Man! #EpicOwnage

    01/27/2017 9:15:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | January 26, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    White Feminist Trump Basher Gets Shut Down By Street Black Conservative Young Man! #EpicOwnage ***warning some language***
  • Nursing student robbed and beaten on Chicago 'El' train as other passengers ignore her plight

    04/30/2016 8:47:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 131 replies
    americanthinker. ^ | April 30, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>In broad daylight at 10 AM Thursday, 19 year old nursing student Jessica Hughes was attacked and beaten by a pair of muggers whose race the media do not care to mention, as other passengers on the train did not lift a finger to help her.</p>
  • I’m An Individual NOT A Color!

    01/14/2015 9:36:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/15 | Nadra Enzi
    Individualism, like traditional values, is infinitely more than skin deep Anyone with eyes can see that I’m a dark Black man. That and a couple dollars might buy you a cup of coffee at a trendy shop. Two terms of Obama-inflamed identity politics makes me reassert a lifelong commitment to individualism. I’m not a one-size-fits-all person. The fact I voted contrary to 96% of my ethnicity in the last two presidential elections is one of many proofs. The lemmings of liberalism marching off the cliff aren’t made cuter because many share my hue. Old school groupthink falls short of meeting...
  • White Lone Star College Student Doesn't Want to Learn About White Privilege

    12/07/2014 1:22:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 110 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Dec. 4 2014 | Michael Barajas
    The concept of white privilege remains controversial in the same way people still argue about climate change. A small, increasingly-fringe faction might argue that it doesn't exist at all. Another broad, more conservative group might concede that it does, technically, exist, but still disagree about what it means, whether it's important and what, if anything, we can do about it. Still, many others would argue that acknowledging and working to understand it is an important step toward fixing the problem -- in the case of white privilege, the problem being compounded, inter-generational inequality that, although sometimes subtle, is still present...
  • Because He Is Black, Americans Suffer and Die

    06/06/2014 7:24:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Clearly, no amount of unprecedented unlawful power-grabs, narcissistic behavior, blatant lies, and ignoring of the Constitution will sway the mainstream media and the Democrats from their loyalty to Obama. Why? The answer is that Obama is black, which makes him their ultimate weapon of mass destruction – able to nuke traditional America. Obama's mission is to cram his radical socialist/progressive dream for America down our throats. Obama’s reign of terror is but a mere preview of things to come if the MSM and Democrats are successful in duping Americans into handing Hillary Clinton the keys to the Oval Office. Just...
  • Barack Obama is not a Real Black President

    07/09/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 9, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    I didn’t say it. Morgan Freeman said it. In an interview with NPR to promote his latest film, The Magic of Belle Isle, the popular Oscar-winning actor said that people “conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president — he’s America’s first mixed-race president.” Freeman implied that it’s Obama’s white side that’s the problem. This clearly fits the definition of racism: an ideology of...
  • Skin color: Handy tool for teaching evolution

    02/28/2011 12:05:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 02/28/2011
    Variations in skin color provide one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body and should be used to teach evolution in schools, according to a Penn State anthropologist. "There is an inherent level of interest in skin color and for teachers, that is a great bonus -- kids want to know," said Nina Jablonski, professor and head, Department of Anthropology, Penn State. "The mechanism of evolution can be completely understood from skin color." Scientists have understood for years that evolutionary selection of skin pigmentation was caused by the sun. As human ancestors gradually...
  • The Essential Barack Obama

    02/10/2011 2:58:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2011 | Steve McCann
    Today the United States finds itself adrift on a sea of uncertainty; its economy floundering under the weight of oppressive debt and mismanagement, its status in world affairs at its lowest ebb since the beginning of the 20th Century and its citizens openly questioning the future. At such a critical time the country has as its President a man unable or qualified to lead. Barack Obama is a man without a core, leaving the ship of state without a rudder in the management of foreign affairs and domestic policy which have spun dangerously out of control over the past two...
  • Democratic Primary Boosts U.S. Image Around the World [Barf Alert!]

    06/04/2008 6:40:21 PM PDT · by melt · 33 replies · 135+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/4/08 | Kevin Sullivan
    LONDON, June 4 -- For much of the world, Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the Democratic primaries was a moment to admire the United States, at a time when the nation's image abroad has been seriously damaged. From hundreds of supporters crowded around televisions in rural Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland, to jubilant Britons writing "WE DID IT!" on the "Brits for Barack" site on Facebook, people celebrated what they called an important racial and generational milestone for the United States. "This is close to a miracle. I was certain that some things will not happen in my lifetime," said Sunila...
  • The New Black Realism

    03/05/2007 9:39:29 PM PST · by rdb3 · 2 replies · 1,025+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2007 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    City JournalThe New Black Realism A new generation sees opportunity in America—and seizes it.Kay S. Hymowitz Winter 2007 What if someone gave a convention called “Black America Today” and Barack Obama, Harold Ford, Cory Booker, Bill Cosby, and Juan Williams starred as the marquee names? Right now, these are some of the black “It” guys (along with Diddy, of course)—yet they don’t fit the typical idea of “Black America,” do they? In his new book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America—And What We Can Do About It, NPR and Fox...
  • Lynum: 'White Boy' Is No Racial Slur

    06/29/2006 11:46:34 AM PDT · by Stoat · 172 replies · 5,973+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | June 29, 2006
      Related To Story "In the last week, I have been called (expletive) more times than I have ever been called probably in my life for calling a white boy a white boy," Lynum said. "Now, when did that become a racial slur."   Lynum: 'White Boy' Is No Racial Slur Profiling Victims Urged To Call Police Chief   POSTED: 7:11 am EDT June 29, 2006 UPDATED: 11:19 am EDT June 29, 2006   Orlando Commissioner Daisy Lynum insisted she did nothing wrong when she called a city officer who pulled over her son a "white boy," and continued...
  • Gene That Determines Skin Color Is Discovered, Scientists Report

    12/16/2005 2:34:23 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 101 replies · 2,878+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 16, 2005 | NICHOLAS WADE
    A gene that is responsible for the pale skin of Europeans and the dark skin of Africans has been discovered by scientists at Pennsylvania State University. The gene comes in two versions, one of which is found in 99 percent of Europeans and the other in 93 to 100 percent of Africans, the researchers report in today's issue of Science. The gene is unusual because with most human genes, different versions are generally shared, though one version may be more common in one race than another. One exception is the Duffy null allele, a version of a gene that prevents...
  • Scientists Find A DNA Change That Accounts For White Skin

    12/15/2005 10:05:07 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 206 replies · 7,055+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2005 | Rick Weiss
    Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife. The work suggests that the skin-whitening mutation occurred by chance in a single individual after the first human exodus from Africa, when all people were brown-skinned. That person's offspring apparently thrived as humans moved northward into what is now Europe, helping to give rise to the lightest of the world's races. Leaders...
  • Major Journalism Scandal at Sacramento Paper - (Bee didn't learn from NYT Jason Blair fictions)

    07/19/2005 2:35:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 822+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    As more comes to light about Diane Griego Erwin, the former Sacramento Bee columnist, the more revealing and instructive the story becomes. It is a story we mentioned in a recent Media Monitor, but much more has come to light. In one sense, it is another validation for the New Media, specifically the blogs; and for another, it shines a light on problems related to diversity in the newsrooms, when diversity strictly refers to skin color. It also spells potential big trouble for the Sacramento Bee editor, Rick Rodriguez, the new president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)....
  • Prominent Black Scholar to Leave Harvard

    04/06/2005 9:19:01 AM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 32 replies · 1,479+ views
    AP ^ | Wed, Apr 06, 2005 | some dope at AP
    CHICAGO - A prominent black scholar has decided to return to the University of Chicago, three years after he left the school for Harvard. Michael Dawson, an expert the relationship of black politics and urban poverty, will join the University of Chicago in the fall as a professor of political science, university officials said Tuesday. Dawson left the Chicago university about three years ago to accept a dual appointment as professor of government and Afro-American studies at Harvard. William Kirby, dean of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said in a statement he was "saddened" to lose a scholar of...
  • Sharpton Campaign a Republican Plot?

    02/05/2004 11:37:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 187+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/05/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Is the Rev. Al Sharpton working with Republicans to torpedo Democrat chances of locking up the black vote in this year's presidential election? That's just one of the questions raised by the Village Voice this week, in a bombshell report that details the curious relationship between GOP strategist Roger Stone and the civil rights leader-turned presidential hopeful. Describing Stone as "a longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative," the Voice said he is "financing, staffing, and orchestrating the presidential campaign of Reverend Al Sharpton." The paper says it has documented "an extraordinary array of connections" and calls Stone's role in the Sharpton...