1. Posted on 4 April, 2013

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    Roger Ebert defends Asian American filmmakers at the 2002 Sundance Festival. 

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  1. They share the classroom, the football field, and the baseball diamond, but the school is still holding on to a vestige of this country’s darkest days of segregation. “We’re embarrassed, it’s embarrassing,” exclaimed Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace, and Keela Bloodworth. The group has been friends since the 4th grade and they say they do everything together, except prom night. “We are all friends,” said Stephanie. “That’s just kind of not right that we can’t go to prom together.” Stephanie and Keela are white and Mareshia and Quanesha are black. They’re seniors at Wilcox County High School, a school that has never held an integrated prom during its existence. “There’s a white prom and there’s an integrated prom,” said Keela. The rule is strictly enforced, any race other than Caucasian wouldn’t dare to attend the white prom. “They would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises,” said Keela. That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police. It’s been that way for as long as anyone can remember and it doesn’t stop at prom. Homecoming is also segregated. Normally, there would be a court for each race, but for the first time the school decided to elect only one homecoming court, Quanesha won. But there were still two separate dances. (via Macon-Area Students Fight Segregated Prom - WSAV: News, Weather, and Sports for Savannah, GA) View in High-Res

    They share the classroom, the football field, and the baseball diamond, but the school is still holding on to a vestige of this country’s darkest days of segregation. “We’re embarrassed, it’s embarrassing,” exclaimed Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace, and Keela Bloodworth. The group has been friends since the 4th grade and they say they do everything together, except prom night. “We are all friends,” said Stephanie. “That’s just kind of not right that we can’t go to prom together.” Stephanie and Keela are white and Mareshia and Quanesha are black. They’re seniors at Wilcox County High School, a school that has never held an integrated prom during its existence. “There’s a white prom and there’s an integrated prom,” said Keela. The rule is strictly enforced, any race other than Caucasian wouldn’t dare to attend the white prom. “They would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises,” said Keela. That was the case just last year as a biracial student was turned away by police. It’s been that way for as long as anyone can remember and it doesn’t stop at prom. Homecoming is also segregated. Normally, there would be a court for each race, but for the first time the school decided to elect only one homecoming court, Quanesha won. But there were still two separate dances. (via Macon-Area Students Fight Segregated Prom - WSAV: News, Weather, and Sports for Savannah, GA)

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  1. nprkat:

    From Colorlines: “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally,” wrote AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on the organization’s blog.

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  3. illegalimmigrant

    apstyle

    journalism

  1. (via Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (2010)—“Of The People, For The People, By The People” | On The Level | The Gameological Society)
Yes, Harlem can be annoying as hell. I don’t want to hear reggaeton blasting out of ’87 Camry speakers at 9 a.m. That’s why Harlem’s family, though. Just because it has its irritating side doesn’t mean you don’t love it. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Lovegets almost everything about New York, especially Harlem, wrong. Yet its second level manages to capture that essential love for the neighborhood, even if it does fill the place with steam-powered mechs and filters it through a strange trans-Pacific mistranslation.
Released in Japan in 2005—it took another five years for the game to reach the States—So Long, My Love is actually the fifth game in one of Sega’s more obscure series, a weird collection of games that are part historical science fiction, part war strategy, and part dating game. Sakura Wars takes place during the first quarter of the 20th century, but instead of the Archduke Ferdinand beefing it and kicking off an era of global conflict, the peoples of the world band together to fight demons. Instead of the League Of Nations, there’s an international coalition of small armies that captain giant steam-powered bipedal tanks.  View in High-Res

    (via Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (2010)—“Of The People, For The People, By The People” | On The Level | The Gameological Society)

    Yes, Harlem can be annoying as hell. I don’t want to hear reggaeton blasting out of ’87 Camry speakers at 9 a.m. That’s why Harlem’s family, though. Just because it has its irritating side doesn’t mean you don’t love it. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Lovegets almost everything about New York, especially Harlem, wrong. Yet its second level manages to capture that essential love for the neighborhood, even if it does fill the place with steam-powered mechs and filters it through a strange trans-Pacific mistranslation.

    Released in Japan in 2005—it took another five years for the game to reach the States—So Long, My Love is actually the fifth game in one of Sega’s more obscure series, a weird collection of games that are part historical science fiction, part war strategy, and part dating game. Sakura Wars takes place during the first quarter of the 20th century, but instead of the Archduke Ferdinand beefing it and kicking off an era of global conflict, the peoples of the world band together to fight demons. Instead of the League Of Nations, there’s an international coalition of small armies that captain giant steam-powered bipedal tanks. 

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  1. They operate on shoestring budgets. A 2001 report on the origins of the environmental justice movement found that it gets only 5 percent of the conservation funding from foundations, while mainstream environmental groups receive the rest. “We essentially have a racially segregated environmental movement,” said Van Jones, co-founder of the nonprofit Rebuild the Dream and a former adviser on green jobs to the Obama administration. “We’re too polite to say that. Instead, we say we have an environmental justice movement and a mainstream movement.” (via Within mainstream environmentalist groups, diversity is lacking - The Washington Post)

    They operate on shoestring budgets. A 2001 report on the origins of the environmental justice movement found that it gets only 5 percent of the conservation funding from foundations, while mainstream environmental groups receive the rest. “We essentially have a racially segregated environmental movement,” said Van Jones, co-founder of the nonprofit Rebuild the Dream and a former adviser on green jobs to the Obama administration. “We’re too polite to say that. Instead, we say we have an environmental justice movement and a mainstream movement.” (via Within mainstream environmentalist groups, diversity is lacking - The Washington Post)

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  1. Posted on 24 March, 2013

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    Renegades documents the fans of Botswana’s heavy metal subculture, an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both heavy metal and orthodox culture in Botswana. Marshall traveled to Botswana to take portraits of the metal scene there – a small but strong one, heavily influenced by bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeath and Motörhead.

    “I can’t recall one instance where they were reluctant or dubious towards my taking their portraits,” says Marshall. “In most cases they relished the opportunity to show themselves off. They are proud and wield a sort of tangible power, wrought from both the fantasy and sonic force of metal. Whereas many ‘metal heads’ can be arrogant or smugly indifferent, these guys in Botswana are very open.”

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  1. nprkat:

    A rare TV commercial featuring an entire Asian American family. 

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  3. AsianAmerican

    commercial

  1. nprkat:

    “I could also feel the way people wanted me to fit into an idea of the type of Asian male they were comfortable with. Both sides made it hard to be myself. I was often described as quiet, studious, easygoing, book-smart but not street-smart, and some of these descriptions stuck in a self-fulfilling way. It took me much of my life to realize that I was molding myself to a stereotype.” 

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  3. AsianAmerican

    identity

    PSY

  1. Senators agree on path to legal status for illegal immigrants

    nprkat:

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    From the Los Angeles Times: “According to aides familiar with the closed-door negotiations, the bill would require illegal immigrants to register with Homeland Security Department authorities, file federal income taxes for their time in America and pay a still-to-be-determined fine. They also must have a clean law enforcement record.”

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  3. losangelestimes

    immigration