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African-Americans = criminals at work too?

Published on 29 Nov 2006 at 8:22 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under affirmative action,blackonomics,ignorance.

In keeping with recent events that showcase that racism is still alive and well… The other day, a study performed by professors at Georgetown and UC Berkeley, concluded that employers who perform criminal background checks are more likely to hire African-Americans. The study’s conclusion reads: we find that the positive effect of criminal background checks […]

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The Destruction of the Black Family . . . by the NYPD

Published on 27 Nov 2006 at 10:13 am. 28 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,news/politics,poverty,racism,radical politics.

This is one of the saddest stories I’ve read in a while. It’s a story about a 23-year old brother named Sean Bell who was killed on the day of his wedding by the NYPD who let off 50 shots into his car. He was, of course, unarmed. In addition to his wife, he left […]

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White people painting their faces black MUST be in this season.

Published on 13 Nov 2006 at 4:30 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,ridiculousness.

Halloween in the Hood showed us that racism still exist even on college campuses where our minds are to be stimulated and our prejudices obliterated.  Well, this doesnt seem to be the current case. Another predominantly white institution, Whitman College in Oregon, has been the latest location of white students painting their faces black. The article states that the students painted their faces for a party in efforts […]

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(hand raised) “yes, Pierce?” Pierce: yea, Please stop saying Nigger

Published on 7 Nov 2006 at 10:22 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under academia,ignorance.

Location: Pan-African Literatures, a graduate seminar class here at Syracuse University. This week’s book: Nobel Prize Laureate Toni Morrison’s story of passion, identity, conflict and love, Tar Baby, presented by *white colleague who shall remain nameless-we’ll give him/her the nice androgynous name, “Jesse”. In Jesse’s presentation of the book, Tar Baby (s)he let the word, […]

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Halloween In the Hood?

Published on 30 Oct 2006 at 9:08 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under black image,ignorance,racism.

Here is a story from my neck of the woods… A Greek organization at Johns Hopkins University has been suspended for throwing a party that with racially insensitive connotations. The Sigma Chi “Halloween in the Hood” Party was closed down early Sunday morning, and followed with protests from the JHU Black Student Union. Invitations on […]

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Everybody want a piece of my chicken

Published on 25 Sep 2006 at 11:00 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under entertainment,ignorance,racism,ridiculousness.

You like the wings? (yep) You like the thighs? (yep) You like the white meat? (yep) You like the legs? (yep) This is the refrain from MMG South recording artist, Ms. Peachez’ song, Fry That Chicken-a four minute tribute to hot sauce, grease, and finga’ lick’n chicken. We have sunk to a new low. You […]

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Ignorance in the Academy pt. 2: equal playing fields

Published on 13 Sep 2006 at 10:04 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under academia,ignorance.

The recent post, Ignorance in the Academy brought up some very interesting questions about education and equality in the 21st Century. Here are some quotes to give you an idea of the varying perspectives, “History hasn’t determined our current conditions in our (Black) communities- our choices have”

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Ignorance in the academy

Published on 12 Sep 2006 at 1:39 pm. 15 Comments.
Filed under academia,ignorance.

As a graduate student in Pan-African Studies with an African and African American Studies undergraduate background, I’m sure you can imagine I’ve had my share of encounters with ignorance in the academy. We’ve all had experiences in the classroom where you think to yourself, “oh my God, did that just come out of his or her mouth.” […]

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