RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Sorting People. Geisha Halloween Costumes: Are They Always Racist? Generic image (Thinkstock) (The Root) -- "Help me settle a debate with my roommate. I'm white and she is of mixed heritage: African American and Japanese. However, she was raised by her African-American father and is not very much in touch with her Asian side. She plans to be a geisha for Halloween, and my opinion is that this is not appropriate and is potentially offensive (I will add that to the naked eye, you can't see that she's Japanese at all) and could really upset people, especially in our progressive college town.
It seems that you're well-versed in the "Please don't choose a racist Halloween costume" conversation that we (meaning those of us who give a damn about not offending entire groups of people) have every year around this time. House Rules. In Detroit, Protests of Shooting of Woman Who Sought Help. The woman, Renisha McBride, 19, was fatally shot in the early hours of Nov. 2, the Dearborn Heights police said.
“She was in a car accident,” her uncle Sean McBride, 45, told The New York Times on Sunday. “Her cellphone had died and she went to a house for help. Desegregation and the Public Schools. Honoring Civil Rights Hero Medgar Evers, Warrior for U.S. on More Than One Front. GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight, it’s been nearly half-a-century since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered.
Today, outside Washington, current and former leaders gathered to honor his life and legacy. The somber sounds of memorial echoed this morning across Arlington National Cemetery, where Medgar Evers is buried. Evers, a veteran of World War II, died at the hands of an assassin in 1963. Former President Clinton spoke of Evers as a warrior who fought for his country on more than one front. FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, United States: The meaning of Medgar Evers’ life was that he came home, and even though he had a gorgeous wife and beautiful kids and an unbelievable life to look forward to, he said, it can’t be that I was a soldier in the American Army and I stood up for freedom, and I can’t vote, and my neighbors can’t vote. GWEN IFILL: Evers ultimately became the NAACP’s first field secretary in the South, as racial tensions boiled over. New portraits of Medgar and Myrlie Evers unveiled at Mississippi Museum of Art.
Here are the new portraits of Medgar and Myrlie Evers by renowned artist Jason Bouldin.
The portrait of Medgar Evers captures a man of confidence and courage, knowing what he must do and being willing to do it. The portrait of Myrlie Evers captures a woman who has carried on the mission he began, the fire still burning in her eyes. The portraits are now on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. Comments comments Previous Article Next Article. Are the Tsarnaev brothers white? Hate mail and punditry targeting Salon and Sirota declared that Sirota was not only morally wrong in hoping the terrorists would turn out to be white — but that he was proven spectacularly incorrect, because the Tsarnaev brothers are not white.
“Sorry David Sirota, looks like Boston Bombing suspects are not ‘white Americans,’” wrote the folks at Newsbusters. The Truth About Using a White Girl in the 'African Queen' Fashion Shoot. I think what most non-fashion people forget is how little thought is given to every single concept for a shoot and all the ideas in a shoot.
They aren't sitting there brainstorming and then suddenly exclaiming, "I know! Let's just make this model look black! " They more likely already on the shoot with a set of vague "references," and then someone gives all the others a vague modicum of direction, exclaiming something to the effect of: "Can you make her skin look really dark?
Michelle Alexander: Drug War Racism. Sim*sweatshop. Trading Races. RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Sorting People. SHADEISM. « Thinking Sociology. I am taking another sociology class and my group was assigned the topic of race.
Like this class, we spoke about DuBois reading’s and the concept of double consciousness. Basically, not only viewing themselves through their eyes but also viewing themselves through the eyes of others. He felt this sense of two-ness, as being an American, and then being an African American. We decided to take this concept to another level. Not only did we want to discuss the differences between blacks, whites, Hispanics and Asians, but we wanted to show the racial hierarchies within the same race. I was stunned to see that the four year old niece of the young lady shooting the documentary already realized that in today’s society light is considered better and beautiful than darker shades of skin color.
I. Of Our Spiritual Strivings. Du Bois, W. E. B. 1903. The Souls of Black Folk. Summary of The Souls of Black Folk; Essays and Sketches. W.