"If" Black Women Were White Women

“We’re still dealing with racism. Discrimination still exists. We’re still fighting, but it’s a different struggle. It’s more subtle, but it’s still there.” -Yvonne Bunch I don’t read the blog, but I found this piece exceptionally interesting. It asks, “What if suddenly, instantly, the power of white femininity were transferred to black women?” And answers, … [Read more…]

Breast Cancer Is Racist

“Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.” –Hedrick Smith The new recommendations for when women get mammograms were released by the US Preventative Services Task Force. The recommendation was met with a cacophony of responses. This piece by NPR on the subject is atrocious. The reporting is confusing at best … [Read more…]

Mixed Race Children

“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.” –Margaret AtwoodFreakonomics discusses a paper published about mixed race (here defined as one black parent, one white parent) children. The comments are really fascinating.

Racism

“On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again.” -Hank Aaron