Posts Tagged ‘ Racial Politics ’

Census Bureau Rethinks Ways To Measure Race

January 2, 2013
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Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout. The Census Bureau is considering numerous changes to the 2020 survey in an effort to improve the responses of minorities and...
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Voting as a Radical Act

October 25, 2012
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By: Isaiah M. Wooden and Darnell L. Moore In a different presidential election year, 2004, Comedy Central’s ever-popular sketch series, Chapelle’s Show, featured a boundlessly funny segment called, “I Know Black People.”1 Inspired by a conversation with a white viewer who suggested that the show was perhaps offensive to its black audiences, the segment...
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Princess Sofia and Barack Obama: Why I Must Choose Accordingly

October 23, 2012
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Princess Sofia and Barack Obama: Why I Must Choose Accordingly

For the students enrolled in Latino/a Pop at UT Austin, Fall 2012. Is it a coincidence that Disney launched the promotional campaign for its first Hispanic Princess Sofia weeks before the 2012 Presidential election? Maybe. But I can’t help but ponder the larger implications of thinking through “Hispanic” activists being “pissed” about the new...
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Louder Than the Dark: Toward an Acoustics of Suffering

October 11, 2012
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By Nicholas Brady “Fuckin pig get shot 300 men will search for me My brother get popped And don’t no one hear the sound Don’t no one hear the rounds, ooh, sound Don’t no one hear the shells, ooh, shells Don’t no one hear a sound” -Frank Ocean “Crack Rock” Can you hear a...
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Bait Car

October 11, 2012
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By Tria Andrews Maybe to you crime will always be black and white. Maybe because you’ve worked hard and have something to show for that work. Maybe because you’ve never gone hungry or, worse yet, known your brother, sister, child was hungry, and you could not provide. Maybe you’ve never drank or used to escape...
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Phantasmagoria; or, The World is a Haunted Plantation

October 10, 2012
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By Selamawit D. Terrefe This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival debuted a “holographic” performance by the late Tupac Amaru Shakur. Rather than the deployment of a hologram, the technique utilized to deliver the multidimensional representation of Shakur derives from a technology developed shortly after the end of the antebellum era, during...
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Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor of Racialicious: The TFW Interview

October 5, 2012
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Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor of Racialicious: The TFW Interview

By Darnell L. Moore and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Racialicious is one of the hottest race and pop culture blog sites to emerge in the social media world, thanks to the blog’s Owner/Editor,  hip-hop feminist and self-described “media junkie” Latoya Peterson. We interviewed Andrea Plaid, the fab, brilliant, provocative, and audacious Associate Editor who is part of...
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Obama's (Black?) Mama

August 8, 2012
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Obama's (Black?) Mama

As Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008, critics charged that he was not “black” enough – that is, that his ancestry did not lead back to US slavery. As the son of a Kenyan man and white American woman, he was assumed to know little about black American lives. But now it...
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Adidas Cancels Release of Controversial Shackle Sneaker

June 19, 2012
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“Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” This was the caption beneath the picture of Adidas’ JS Roundhouse Mid sneakers that set the controversy in motion. The shoes made their very swift debut on the brand’s Facebook page June 14th, and sparked a firestorm of controversy. Featuring a bright...
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Artist Creates Zimmerman Portrait with Skittles

April 20, 2012
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A Denver artist has created a portrait of Florida shooting suspect George Zimmerman using more than 12,000 Skittles — the candy that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was carrying when Zimmerman fatally shot him. The 3-by-4-foot portrait was done by 31-year-old Andy Bell, an art student about to graduate from Metropolitan State College in Denver. Bell...
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    Who I’d Like to Meet   I am on tiptoe scanning our tallest bookshelves for something to pack to read on the plane.  I am scanful, tippy-toed: a girl without boots.  I am shorty.  I want to read something great, as in literary, and beautiful and daring, and something hobnailed [...]

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