Category Archives: Race and Racism

“The founder of ‘Stuff White People Like’ thinks white people wouldn’t know a herd mentality if it trampled them.”

So says Christian Lander, author of Stuff White People Like, in this interview.

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Beverly I. Moran, “Capitalism and the Tax System: A Search for Social Justice”

 Here is the abstract: America is a country founded on ideas. The Enlightenment was one set of ideas that attended our birth and one Enlightenment belief as strong today as during the revolution is our faith in capitalism and the … Continue reading

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TMI: Bashir’s Below-the-Belt Blood Rush

New York Magazine reports here  on ABC News Journalist Martin Bashir’s address to the  Asian American Journalists Association in Chicago on July 25.  Bashir told the audience,  “I’m happy to be in the midst of so many Asian babes. In … Continue reading

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NYT Features Restaurant Run by Racist in Feature About Columbia, SC “Bar Crawl”

Here. While it is nice to see Columbia get positive media attention, out of all the fine eating establishments here, this decision is flabbergasting. Below is the excerpt endorsing “Maurice’s Piggy Park:” Maurice’s Piggy Park is a chain of BBQ … Continue reading

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AIDS and WOC

According to the CDC: Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections … Continue reading

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“Black. Female. Accomplished. Attacked.”

WaPo OpEd about Michelle Obama here. -Maggie Chon

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Ruminations on being American

By the terrific Siva Vaidhyanathan, here.

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More Ground to Break at Marquette Law School

  Last week Marquette Law School sent a postcard announcing, “More than 800 people . . . picked up a shovel to break ground for the future home of Marquette University Law School.”   Marquette received a generous gift from … Continue reading

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“In South Africa, Chinese is the New Black”

Compelling post title, that! Read what it is about here, at Racialicious. It discusses this WSJ article, which begins with these paragraphs: A high court in South Africa ruled on Wednesday that Chinese-South Africans will be reclassified as”black,”a term that … Continue reading

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“Racism 2.0″

That’s the title of this thoughtful post at Diary of An Anxious Black Woman.

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Michelle Obama Watch Reminder

This blog documents the myriad slurs being thrown at Michelle Obama. Rather than replicate efforts, I’ll remind y’all periodically to keep checking it out. Today the blog highlights this Op-Ed called “The Loud Silence of Feminists.” –Ann Bartow

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Worst Thing I Saw Online Today.

This. I admit I wasn’t looking that hard. –Ann Bartow

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Michelle Obama Watch

At What About Our Daughters.

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NY Gov’t Leaders, Activists Urge Strong Senate Bill to Curb Human Trafficking

The following is an excerpt of a press release from Rep. Maloney in December 2007: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), New York City Council Member Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights), and other leaders in the fight against human trafficking rallied … Continue reading

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“Adrienne Maree Brown of the Ruckus Society on Media Justice, Election Protection and the Issue of Race in the 2008 Election”

Read the transcript of her Democracy Now! interview by Amy Goodman here. Or watch or listen to it, via links here.

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Paula Gunn Allen 1939-2008

Feminist author and scholar Paula Gunn Allen died on May 29, 2008.  Here is a portion of her  obituary from the LA Times: In the 1960s, when some in academia still denied the existence of Native American literature, Paula Gunn … Continue reading

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Sophia Z. Lee “Hotspots in a Cold War: The NAACP’s Postwar Workplace Constitutionalism, 1948-1964″

Abstract: Throughout the Cold War 1950s, the NAACP sustained an ambitious campaign for African-American workers’ constitutional right to join unions and access decent jobs. Surprisingly, it did so not in the courts, but in executive branch agencies and committees. Blending … Continue reading

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“The Invention of Race”

Interesting post with this title at 3quarksdaily, below is an excerpt: … There has likely always been some conception of the way in which organisms fit their environment, whether this fit is seen as one fixed from time immemorial by … Continue reading

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Margalynne Joan Armstrong & Stephanie M. Wildman, “Teaching Race/Teaching Whiteness: Transforming Colorblindness to Color Insight”

Abstract: This Article argues that whiteness operates as the normative foundation of most discussions of race. Legal educators often overlook the role of whiteness in the law school setting and in law more generally. Identifying and understanding whiteness should be … Continue reading

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“Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause”

That’s the title of a frightening and depressing article in the WaPo, below is an excerpt: Campaign field work can be an exercise in confronting the fears, anxieties and prejudices of voters. Veterans of the civil rights movement know what … Continue reading

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“My Black Friend” As Seen On Acceptable.TV

Bitterly satirical send up of “reality” television shows. Some may find it pretty close to the line between funny and offensive. It may cross far over into “deeply offensive” territory for others. It’s the kind of satire that can go … Continue reading

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“And then there was one”

That’s the title of this overview of the bittersweet story of The Fultz Quads.

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Mildred Loving Has Died.

In an article that (oddly, in my view) refers to Loving as “the Matriarch of Interracial Marriage,” Yahoo News reports: Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading

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May Is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Cool video here. Via Jenn at Reappropriate.

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“Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast”

Here, a report issued last week by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research – related press release here.   Via Feminist Philosophers.

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When Trademarks and Racism Intersect

Jenn at Reappropriate has the details. Copy of credit report Report with no credit card Credit report fico scores Credit report in canada Bad credit cards instant approval Credit cards instant approval number given Instant approval employment verification credit cards … Continue reading

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Squaw Peak (in Arizona) will be renamed for Lori Piestewa, a Hopi woman who died in action in Iraq.

So reports a post entitled “U.S. board approves naming of Piestewa Peak” posted at the Ojibway Migisi Bineshii blog (via), and it makes me really happy. Using trademark law as a doctrinal launching place, I argued in this article that … Continue reading

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Announcement: 2008 Law School Summer Boot Camp for Students of Color

Having more lawyers of color is essential to the well-being of communities of color. In fact, a recent National Jurist Article, a journal for law students, talked about the disappearing black and Latino law student. This is particularly problematic. The … Continue reading

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“Stand Up! The New Politics of Racial Uplift” A Public Philosophy Symposium at Temple University on Friday, May 2nd, 2008

For information about participants, schedule, and work by participants and material relevant to symposium themes, go to our website: http://www.temple.edu/philosophy/standup/ The Millions More Movement, Cosby’s ‘call-outs,’ and other recent trends renew an old approach to black political thought and practice. … Continue reading

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“Your Silence Will Not Protect You”

A powerful call at “Diary of An Anxious Black Woman” to get radical about HIV/AIDS. Below is a short excerpt: … Unlike gay men in the ’80s, who broke the silences surrounding their sexuality – promoting condom use through newsletters … Continue reading

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“The National Urban League’s 2008 Report, The State of Black America, Recommends a Blueprint for Economic Equality to Close Gaps Between Blacks and Whites. The Voices of Black Women are Heard in this Year’s Report.”

Press release here. Executive Summary here. Information about obtaining the full report here. Via Womenstake.

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Guest Post: A United Nations committee expressed concern about “wide racial disparities” in sexual and reproductive health in the United States.

It’s not every day that the United States is reprimanded on the international stage for racial discrimination. And it’s certainly not every day that part of the charges includes discrimination against women of color in the area of reproductive health … Continue reading

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New Racial Profiling? “You’re a White Girl in a Rental Car”

One of the distinctive aspects of racial privilege is that those who have it seem largely unware of it.   Trina Grillo and Stephanie Wildman have described this as a form of “racism/white supremacy,” pointing out “the link between discriminatory … Continue reading

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“When saying nothing is the best you can do”

That’s the title of an interesting column at Anti-Racist Parent written by Tami Winfrey Harris.

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“The Origins of African-American Interests in International Law,” by Henry J. Richardson III

Book description (via the Legal History Blog): This book explores the birth of the African-American international tradition and, particularly, the roots of African Americans’ stake in international law. Richardson considers these origins as only formally arising about 1619, the date … Continue reading

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Two Posts You Should Read

Both at Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: Saartjie Baartman: The “Hottentot Venus” and Speaking of the “Hottentot Venus,” Is This Supposed to Be Positive?

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Another Great New Blog: “Tsalagi Think Tank”

A Cherokee-centric blog about tribal law, good native governance and education. Hosted by Feminist Law Prof Stacy Leeds!

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For the Obama Supporters

YES WE CAN. Made my hair stand on end. –Ann Bartow

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“Judge Reprimanded for Calling Three Black Female PDs ‘The Supremes'”

Jeebus, I thought that was a headline from an Onion article but it wasn’t. Here’s the ABA Journal account: A Maryland judge has been reprimanded for calling three black female public defenders”The Supremes”and telling a defendant to get”an experienced male … Continue reading

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Free Genarlow Wilson From False Hero Status

I supported Genarlow Wilson’s release from jail, but I don’t think Mr. Wilson deserves any awards. Former (Douglas County, Georgia) prosecutor William Atkins wrote to the Daily Report about the inapt comparisons some commentators are making between the prosecutors in … Continue reading

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The Price of Pampering

Two months ago New York Magazine ran an article called “A Stranger’s Touch,” about the growth in the “spa industry” in New York.   Here’s an excerpt: I don’t want to be moralistic about beauty, to scorn women for wanting … Continue reading

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Judge Who Helped Found the Charleston School of Law and Serves on its Board of Advisors (Even Though It Is For Profit!) Denied New Term Due To Sexist and Racist Remarks …

… according to this account in The State. Below is an excerpt: A U.S. magistrate judge accused of making disparaging sexist and ethnic remarks was not reappointed Friday by the state’s U.S. District judges, according to sources familiar with the … Continue reading

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“Ben Tillman Statue in South Carolina”

In many respects it’s worse than the Confederate flag that flies nearby on the SC Statehouse grounds. Al Brophy has the story here, at the Legal History blog.

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“Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female” by Frances Beal (1969)

Here, at the CWLU Herstory Website archive. Accessible here as well.

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The Many Foibles of Chuck Rosenthal

Here’s a D.A. in a major jurisdiction who surely can’t be counted on to take protecting women seriously.   Story about Harris County (Houston, Texas) DA Chuck Rosenthal  here. -Ralph Michael Stein

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Will Obama hurt or help black people?

I have been reluctant to wade in the discussion on Obama because I am conflicted. On the one hand, I am very proud of Obama. I truly believe that he wants a better america and on the other hand, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Gloria Steinem’s “Women Are Never Front-Runners”

In her op-ed piece in today’s New York Times, Gloria Steinem asks us to imagine a hypothetical candidate — Barack Obama as a female, essentially — and then asks, “Be honest: Do you think this is the biography of someone … Continue reading

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“Global Link Round Up – Race Outside of the US”

Here, at Racialicious.

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American Girl Hell

While visiting family in Brooklyn, I took a trip to Manhattan to show my 2 year old Rockefeller Center at Christmas. We all had a blast, especially the little one who warmed up to the crowds and had fun watching … Continue reading

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“Rescused From Historical Silence: Bringing Afrodescendant Women and Girls Back To Life”

In this post Sokari at Black Looks recommends two books: A Citizen’s Reflections on Race, Violence and Power by Cynthia Boaz Remembering Celia, 19 & enslaved: hanged Friday 21st, 1855

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