Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

“Hunger Games” fans mad that black actors played key roles

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Although Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games,” described some of her characters as having dark skin in her book, several movie-goers were disappointed when they saw black people on the screen, Jezebel.com reported. “Kk call me racist, but when I found out Rue was black, her death wasn’t as sad #ihatemyself,” said @jashperparas. When […] [Read More]

Grand jury will investigate killing of unarmed teen

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Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday that a grand jury will investigate the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood “watchdog.” The grand jury is scheduled for April 10th.  As of Wednesday morning, more than 800,000 people across the country signed a petition for justice regarding Martin’s […] [Read More]

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]

Is this video funny or offensive?

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I’ve seen this video on several different websites, and I wanted to know what you thought about it. Do you think this video is hysterical or horrific? [Read More]
Categories: Race Relations

Intermarriages are on the rise

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Back in the 1970s, Gladys Cooper only knew of one interracial couple living in Greater Danbury, now she sees many more, she said recently. Cooper, Danbury’s Board of Education chairman, told me this when I was interviewed her for an article I wrote regarding race relations in 1960s, 70s, and 80s in Danbury. Now, more […] [Read More]

Did you learn anything during Black History Month?

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A friend just emailed the video below to me. I was disappointed when I heard these college students’ responses, but then again after watching Jay Leno’s show and seeing that people don’t even know who the vice-president is, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Hopefully you learned something during Black History Month and know the […] [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]

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]