Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Thousands seek justice for Trayvon Martin

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Nearly 600,000 people across the country have signed a petition for justice regarding the killing of Trayvon Martin. About three weeks ago Trayvon Martin, 17, was returning to his dad’s fiancee’s house in Sanford, Florida, after buying Skittles and iced tea at a nearby store, several media outlets reported.  It was the last trip he would […] [Read More]

Southern Miss students: “Where’s your green card?”

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  University of Southern Mississippi band members yelled “Where’s your green card?” to a Puerto Rican basketball player during a game Thursday, CNN reported. Southern Mississippi was playing Kansas State University in an NCAA tournament, which was televised. Angel Rodriguez, a Kansas State student, was being yelled at while shooting free throws. “I heard it. I don’t pay attention […] [Read More]

Can you believe this bumper sticker?

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Here is an example of how people have become more open about being racist since President Obama was elected. A friend on Facebook posted this photo.   Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Related Links Mixing It Up: ESPN writer fired for racist headline Mixing It Up: Was Planned Parenthood’s founder a racist? Mixing It Up: Group […] [Read More]

Indian boarding schools brainwashed students

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I just learned about this award-winning documentary, “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School.” I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t know if it’s good, but it sounds interesting. Here is a description: “‘Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School’ uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children […] [Read More]

Woman says she was knocked out for being gay

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Chelsea Gallagher has made claims that Shane Williams, a 20-year-old freshman football player at Colorado Mesa University beat her up because she’s gay. The incident started in a Grand Junction, Colo. bar as an argument between the two, then turned into a fist fight police said. The fight ended with Wiliams picking Gallagher up and slamming […] [Read More]
Categories: Prejudice

ESPN writer fired for racist headline

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After the New York Knicks lost a basketball game to the New Orleans Hornets Friday night, an ESPN writer titled his story “Chink in the Armor.” Chink is a derogatory word used for Asians. The writer was making fun of Jeremy Lin, an Asian-American player who has led the Knicks to multiple wins in the […] [Read More]

Hanes ordered to pay $650K in discrimination case

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An African-American man recently won $650,000 in a racial discrimination case against Hanes. Yunusa Kenchi, a former employee of the popular underwear company, experienced racial discrimination several times in the 1.5 years that he worked there, said Patrick Boyd, of The Boyd Law Group, PLLC. In one event, someone walked up to Kenchi in his New York […] [Read More]

Mayor’s office receives hundreds of tacos

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Joseph Maturo’s office, a.k.a. East Haven Town Hall, received about 500 tacos Thursday afternoon, according to several media outlets. The tacos were donated to a local homeless shelter, reports said. Junta for Progressive Action, a Latino non-profit organization in New Haven, Conn., sent the tacos to the East Haven mayor on behalf of people who sent […] [Read More]

East Haven mayor helps Latino community one taco at a time

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As you’ve probably heard, four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday on charges of intimidating and harassing Hispanic residents and business owners. I’m glad the FBI is holding these officers accountable for their actions, which are racist and bullying. However, since hearing a clip of their mayor talk, I’m not surprised that this type […] [Read More]

“Stuff” Republicans say about Black people

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Please take a look at this clip. I couldn’t believe some of the things these people were saying. Where is the progress? Video: “Stuff” Republicans say about Black people Related Links Mixing It Up: Blumenthal: In DC there’s an effort to restrict minorities’ voting rights Mixing It Up: More Asian Americans are running for Congress […] [Read More]