Category: Race

dreadlocks

Zendaya, Dreadlocks, Giuliana Rancic and Stereotypes

  18 year old Zendaya Coleman wowed viewers and critics when she stepped onto the Oscars Red Carpet rocking dreadlocks paired with her elegant gown. According to Hollywood Life, Zendaya’s intentions were inspired by Lisa Bonnet’s character on The Cosby Show. Beautiful as ever, Zendaya floated her way down the...

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Words of Wisdom From Hov

  As racial tensions brew, and race relations remain the topic of conversation, a voice of reason has emerged. While a number of entertainers in the public eye have voiced their concerns about recent deadly police encounters, we turn to a familiar voice of reason that resonates with all races....

iggy azalea

The NRA and Iggy Azalea: Where Are You?

Where is the NRA while with their usual message of the need of people to arm themselves against an overzealous government? We’re getting Cliven Bundied except it’s not cattle and acres. Our transgressions are cigars and cigarettes, ironically staples in communities they see very little benefit from other than smooth,...

white privilege

The Limits Of White Privilege In The World

I am a white woman. In addition to that, I am a more-or-less conventionally attractive, thin, educated white woman. I don’t come from money, but that does little to thwart my overall privilege. I also have one of those faces that people perceive as friendly. If there are several open...

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Why Ferguson Shouldn’t Follow MLK

  There has been a lot of discussion of following MLK’s example for the people of Ferguson. Apparently, many people are being given the sanitized version of MLK and how his nonviolent protest was viewed.   The majority of Americans, considered MLK to be an extreme radical. The FBI went...

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Barkley Is Right: Why It Doesn’t Matter

Charles Barkley made what some found to be interesting comments on reports emanating from the Seattle Seahawks locker room that certain players felt quarterback Russell Wilson was “not black enough”. I am not going to address the reasons why because the whole notion is silly on it’s face. (Can you...

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Pumpkins and Social Media

  Pumpkins From ABCNews:   “Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend.   The parties around Keene State University coincided with the Keene...

Redskin: We Can Say Something Else

  I talked about the Redskins and their name awhile back. My position was, and still is, there would be no change on the part of Daniel Snyder until there was organized action to effect his bottom-line. It looks like that organized action is happening through government and the court...

prejudice

Prejudice, Discrimination, Bigotry and Racism Are Different

  Prejudice is prejudgment or forming an opinion before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. Discrimination is action that denies social participation or human rights to categories of people based on prejudice. Bigotry is a state of mind where a person views other groups with fear, distrust,...

racists

Why Do I Talk To Racists? Why Not?

  What am I losing by talking to racists particularly online? Could I possibly make them more racist? If I am talking to a racist, the very worst that can result from our conversation is that they remain a racist. Oh well. If they rethink a couple of their positions,...