1. Affirmative action programs like UT’s admissions policy don’t tilt the playing field in favor of minority candidates; they return the already-tilted field to level ground. As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Fisher and I are unfortunate but inevitable casualties in the morally justifiable struggle for equal opportunity. I’m okay with that, because my denial by UT was the first time that things didn’t roll my way, and it was about damn time.

    UT student Peter Stroud defends affirmative action in this thoughtful essay, even though he says the policy might have actually resulted in his rejection fromthe University of Texas the first time he applied.

  2. Posted by: samsandersnpr
  3. affirmative action

    University of Texas

    Supreme Court

    racism

    quotas

    race

    diversity

    college admissions

  1. On newsstands across Spain, Michelle Obama can be seen gracing the August 2012 cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, a lifestyle supplement to the newspaperExpansión.  She is seated on a chair draped in the American flag, partially nude in slave attire, complete with one of Aunt Jemima’s chicer headscarves.  Perhaps because it seems so obviously offensive, the mind attempts to rationalize; “Did this get lost in translation, or is this as racist as I think?”
via Michelle Obama Undressed: Lost in Translation or Just Racist? | Clutch Magazine

    On newsstands across Spain, Michelle Obama can be seen gracing the August 2012 cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, a lifestyle supplement to the newspaperExpansión.  She is seated on a chair draped in the American flag, partially nude in slave attire, complete with one of Aunt Jemima’s chicer headscarves.  Perhaps because it seems so obviously offensive, the mind attempts to rationalize; “Did this get lost in translation, or is this as racist as I think?”

    via Michelle Obama Undressed: Lost in Translation or Just Racist? | Clutch Magazine

  2. Posted by: tballardbrown
  3. race

    racism

    Michelle Obama

  1. sharonchan:

    I received some interesting reader voice mails after I wrote a column about the Sikh shootings for The Seattle Times, showing that overt racism is alive and well. Here is audio of a message from an anonymous caller who left the message: 

    Hey if you don’t like the laws and the way our country is, go back to China, you slant-eyed gook. We didn’t f****** want you people coming here anyway. 

  2. Posted by: tballardbrown
  3. racism

  1. tballardbrown:
collective-history:
Protesters scream as James Brock pours “muriatic” acid into his “Whites Only” pool at the Monson Motor Lodge to get them out. June 18, 1964. St Augustine, Florida. 

    tballardbrown:

    collective-history:

    Protesters scream as James Brock pours “muriatic” acid into his “Whites Only” pool at the Monson Motor Lodge to get them out. June 18, 1964. St Augustine, Florida. 

  2. Posted by: tballardbrown
  3. racism

    violence

  1. Whites believe…the pendulum has now swung beyond equality in the direction of anti-white discrimination.

    — ‘Whites suffer more racism than blacks’: Study shows white people believe they are more discriminated against | Mail Online (via tballardbrown)

  2. Posted by: tballardbrown
  3. racism

    discrimination

    equality