Of all the X-men installments from the movie franchise, hands down “X-Men First Class” is its star pupil. It has all the components: vengeance, thrilling action scenes that don’t try to bombard you with all the latest special effects, and quality actors that transform these original 2-D comic book characters into fleshy, multi-faceted [...]
All this “beiging of America stuff” — btw, have you listened to the podcast? — is muddying things for both statisticians and the government. “Under Department of Education requirements that take effect this year, for instance, any student…who acknowledges even partial Hispanic ethnicity will, regardless of race, be reported to federal officials only as Hispanic. [...]
As far as can be surmised, this is a Tyrese Gibson original.
From his Twitpic:
This came to me in a DREAM it’s MALCOLM-X Baptizing TUPAC and it’s called “WHAT IF” A lot of questions ran through my mind, What if they met? What if they had joined forces to empower [...]
In my more militant youth, I used to argue that May 19 should have been a national holiday. And if it couldn’t be one, then at the least I could sacrifice a day of school or work to commemorate Malcolm X’s birthday.
In retrospect, that was stupid (maybe immature is the better word) [...]
These occasionally enlightening, mostly exhausting conversations regarding gender and race have highlighted the often uneasy historical relationship that has existed between feminists and civil rights activists, progressive movements that still often managed to give shelter to the most insidious kinds of chauvinism, patriarchy and bigotry.
Ari Kelman, one of the history professors over at [...]