Posts Tagged "Racism"

California Hunger Strikers Enter 3rd Week

California Hunger Strikers Enter 3rd Week

“We are starting to look death in the face with these indeterminate SHU terms,” wrote Lorenzo Benton on July 8, 2013. “Looking death in the face, isolated from family and friends and with no meaningful contact with others is a lonely experience that serves no one well. That is why we are now seeking redress from said condition as our days are becoming more and more...

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Will Miss Iceland Melt?

Will Miss Iceland Melt?

Miss Iceland Gets a Chilly Reception From Feminists People of All Ages, Including a Few Men, Enter Contest as a Protest By ELLEN EMMERENTZE JERVELL In an attempt to open up the Miss Iceland competition to new blood, organizers may also have opened up a can of worms. Video by WSJ’s Ellen Jervell. REYKJAVIK, Iceland—In early July, eight...

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Outrageous Verdict

Outrageous Verdict

What would JUSTICE look like for Trayvon? A jury in Sanford, Florida has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. SIGN THE DOJ PETITION NOW I know I am not alone in my outrage, anger, and heartbreak over this decision. When a teenager’s life is taken in cold blood, and there is no accountability for the man who killed him, nothing seems right in the world, but we...

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Tonto’s Portrayal

Tonto’s Portrayal

DEPP’S “TONTO” COSTUME BASED ON A NON-NATIVE ARTIST’S WILD IMAGINATION by Lisa Wade, PhD, From Sociological Images Johnny Depp is playing the character of “Tonto” in the movie re-make of The Lone Ranger. Critics of the original series have observed that Tonto, the American Indian sidekick of the White hero, was a negative racial stereotype. He was subservient to the Ranger, spoke...

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Immigration Reform: NOW

Immigration Reform: NOW

Majority of Voters of Every Race Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform by Seth Freed Wessler The overwhelming majority of 2012 voters strongly support the passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. According to a new bi-partisan poll released today, voters across racial, geographic and, perhaps most significantly,...

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