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Tokenism

The Problem With Being First: The Dangers Behind Being the Token Hijabi

Laila Alawa | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Laila Alawa

When the day comes that we have a Muslim American woman make it, it'll be the day that her identity is just another part of her, not the reason she was catapulted to fame. Otherwise, we really have not made it. We just will think we have, and that's what needs to be changed.

The Curious Conundrum of the Code-switching Token Teacher

Lauren Lyons | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Lyons

Do you know how much it hurts to try to prove that the world is unequal, by recounting your own horror stories again and again without crying?

Slavery, Tokenism And The Atheist PR Debacle

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We can all do better than this. Really. Fundamentalism is ugly and dangerous, regardless of it's religious stripe, or even opposition to it.

Barack Obama, The Token President?

Lowell Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lowell Thompson

Obama has shown he has the skills of a great politician. But does he have the vision and strength of purpose to become a great leader?

Gossip Girl Goes Over to the Dark Side (Again)

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Disgrasian

Season 2's "White Party," is a fitting metaphor for what Gossip Girl really is pretty, rich white people trapped in a particular ring of hell where life is one neverending party.

McSame's McVeep: A Token of His Esteem...

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

This time McCain's tin ear for -- and lack of commitment to -- the true worth of women invades the public sphere. He refused to choose a qualified Republican woman and, in doing so, his contempt for women is showing like an oversized slip beneath a mini-skirt.