Study Shows and Confirms That White Liberals Simplify Their Speech When Talking To African Americans

Have you (black folks) ever had a white person, likely a Democrat, a liberal, a left winger, etc., speak to you and it seemed like he or she has changed their talk using smaller words? Instead of hearing something like “marvelous” or “stupendous”, they say “good” or “great”. It turns out that’s a form of […]

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Your Thoughts: University of Kansas’ Newest Course, Angry White Male 101

From the University of Kansas’ synopsis: This course charts the rise of the “angry white male” in America and Britain since the 1950s, exploring the deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger. Employing interdisciplinary perspectives this course examines how both dominant and subordinate masculinities are represented and experienced in […]

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Your Thoughts: Betsy Devos Proposing Major Cuts In Special Olympics and Other Programs

From USA Today: ASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday defended deep cuts to programs meant to help students and others, including eliminating $18 million to support Special Olympics, while urging Congress to spend millions more on charter schools. “We are not doing our children any favors when we borrow from their future in […]

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Aunt Becky’s Goin’ To Jail: “Full House” Star One of Many Charged In College Admissions Con

From the Huff Post: (Lori) Loughlin was allegedly part of a scheme of more than 40 defendants who paid up to $6 million in bribes to ensure their children were accepted to schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and Harvard.  Loughlin played “Aunt Becky” on the famous classic sitcom Full House. I gotta admit, this chocked […]

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Essay: Colored Animation: The History of the Depictions of African-Americans in American Animation: Part 2

The following is the second part of an essay I wrote a couple of years ago for a class I took.  While buffoonery and slapstick were becoming a common form of comedy in early cartoons, African-American cartoon characters like Amos and Andy were regulated only to the role of dimwitted clowns. And even though they […]

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