Category Archives: Race

Archived for Posterity: Kenneth Eng’s ‘Why I Hate Blacks’ Article

Just thought I’d archive some (more) ignorance: This is a copy of the controversial opinion piece by Kenneth Eng in Asian Week magazine: Here is a list of reasons why we should discriminate against blacks, starting from the most obvious … Continue reading

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Video of Kanye West’s Rant on NBC

Negritu.de has the video of Kanye West going off on President Bush and his response to hurricane Katrina. It’s worth watching for the look on Mike Myers’ face alone. 🙂

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White People Find, Black People Loot???

Speaking of media coverage of the hurricane and race, check out the captions on these photos that were just emailed to me. Here are the actual links to the pictures: White People Find Black People Loot Update: Yahoo! has posted … Continue reading

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Lost in the Flood: Why no mention of race or class in TV’s Katrina coverage?

An important article on Slate about race & class with regard to the victims of hurricane Katrina. Once again I’m liberating the text in case they try to start charging for it or something. And somebody please tell me WTF … Continue reading

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Mexican Stamps fuel ‘Racial Stereotypes’

A series of five stamps was released Wednesday for general use by the Mexican government. The stamps depict an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, a child character from a comic book started in the 1940s and still … Continue reading

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Jack Johnson Documentary

I watched “Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson” over the last two nights on PBS. Ken Burns has produced another fascinating documentary (also see The Civil War and Jazz). If you missed it, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Some More Good Sh!t on PBS

P6 highlights 3 upcoming PBS specials that are certainly worth TiVoing. (I’m setting up my WishLists for them now.) Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Slavery and the Making of America Do You Speak American?

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Yes, Black English is a Dialect! Argh!!!!

There are a couple of very interesting threads about ‘Ebonics’ (African-American Vernacular English – AAVE) over at Oliver Willis’ blog – “Acting White” & Reality – I Be Talking Good, Yo. It never ceases to amaze me how people, Oliver … Continue reading

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All the Black Hip Hop Bloggers Be Quiet!

There’s an interesting conversation going on at Hip Hop Blogs about the lack of Black Hip Hop bloggers. But before I get into it I have to straighten out Hashim, who for some mysterious reason thinks knows I’m white. Despite … Continue reading

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But When Them Come To Arrest a Black Man…

.. they need 30 cops or more… Like KRS-ONE said on his song ’30 Cops or More’ (just so happens that I have that song in my Radio.Blog right now): Video appears to show LAPD officer hitting suspect A Los … Continue reading

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