Whether it was the continued assault on women's bodies in tabloid culture, such as Kim Kardashian's pregnancy and post-pregnancy body, or magazines trying to scrutinize the size of Angelina Jolie's breasts implants post double mastectomy (seriously), media culture continued to focus on women as body parts.
A white God is the poison pill buried in the creamy cannoli of Christianity. God is white. Man is made in God's image; and thus white men are Godly. The rest of us are those over whom God's reflections (white men) rightly hold dominion.
I wanted to hip you to five amazing women whose blogs you should be reading right now. If you want to improve the contents of your brain, read these women. If you want to improve the brains of the people around you, share their blogs. And don't stop there.
Both Kelly and Harris also remind us, if inadvertently and in their own unique ways, that we all want the same things: heroes, real or imagined, with whom we can identify. The real issue is figuring out, and dare I say, expanding, with whom we can identify.
I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.
In a bodega last week morning, picking up bananas, I saw the man in front of me on line holding a New York Post. Too bad he wouldn't be reading any...
A new City Council proposal meant to solidify organized labor's role in local development projects will effectively bar minority- and women-owned businesses from competing for contracts and create new barriers to employment for many residents.
My morning email contained another absurd smear campaign against Obama. This one began with: "Just look at the paraphernalia this pompous ass (Obama...
It had never occurred to us that we would need to add training in "how to act in the event that you're stopped by the police" to our list of teenage driving skills. So, we had "The Talk" with both of our sons before they learned to drive. While aching inside, we rattled off the drill.
You know how the refrigerator stops humming, and then you become aware that it was? Nelson Mandela taught me about the state when the hum clicks off.
Now is the time for an honest, dignified, and multilateral dialogue on the international community's role in the pursuit of global justice, peace, and prosperity. Anything less would dishonor the great Madiba.
The obligation to propel Dr. King's message of social equity into the modern day rests on the shoulders of this generation.
They have lifted millions of poor families and children out of poverty but now are under assault by political extremists. We must stand up and refuse to let them turn the clock of progress backwards.
I didn't know Bob Dylan was black. And knew what we thought or felt. I'm not offended that he said what he said, but I'm a wee bit miffed that he felt he had the right to speak for blacks, Serbs and Croats with such authority.
When the end of legalized-discrimination against LGBT people finally happens in America, and it will happen, the fight for equality in this county will not be finished.