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Arts & Culture

The British, Invaded

by Hua Hsu on December 21 2003, 12:00PM

Hua Hsu reviews Vivek Bald’s music documentary chronicling the rise of England’s “Asian underground” amidst racial turmoil.

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This Person Doesn’t Sound White

by Ziba Kashef on September 21 2003, 12:00PM

Ziba Kashef wonders what to name her child, when “talking while black” and other forms of linguistic racism thrive.

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The Politics of Making People Laugh

by Aundre M. Herron on September 21 2003, 12:00PM

The feds are avidly pursuing “diversity” hires, but what are the risks of representing at security and intelligence agencies?

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The Politics of Making People Laugh

by Aundre M. Herron on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

Stand-up comedy is one of the most challenging and complex of the performing arts. After doing stand-up for nearly 10 years, I’ve seen talent that runs the gamut of ambition. Some comics are after the cheap laugh. Others are enthralled…

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Activist Web

by Tammy Johnson on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

Rethinking Schools Online www.rethinkingschools.com This quarterly real-time education journal recently retooled their online presence into a readable site with bite. Full access to the publication’s content is a major plus to any progressive education activist. Columns such as ESEA Watch…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

“I Am A Poet Too”

by Anmol Chaddha on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

In Sarah Jones’s latest play, first-generation immigrants at a poetry reading take on racism and xenophobia in the era of homeland security.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Activist Web

by Chandra Ray on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Today’s Front Pageshttp://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/If you lack access to international newspapers, this website provides access to 212 front pages of 29 countries, including countries whose populations are largely non-white, such as India, Jamaica, and Thailand. There is an option to download pdf…

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Culture-Tracfficking for the 21st Century

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Meet the cross-cultural, postcolonial performer who takes on everyone from George W. to J-Lo

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Staffing the Homeland

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

The feds are avidly pursuing “diversity” hires, but what are the risks of representing at security and intelligence agencies?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Cool Commodities

by Anmol Chaddha on March 15 2003, 12:00PM

How many Che T-shirts does it take to launch a revolution?

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Activist Web

by Gabrielle Banks on March 15 2003, 12:00PM

Resources on War and Militarism Background For organizers on the go, the American Friends Service Committee–founded by the old-school peacenik Quakers–has assembled a succinct primer on the impact of a war in Iraq: http://www.afsc.org/iraq/guide/Default.shtm. If you want to settle in…

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Powerful Illusions

by Glen Ford on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

Politics & Bling Bling

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Activist Web

by Gordon Hurd on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation http://www.bigvote.org/ Formed in 1976, the NCBCP comprises 86 member organizations dedicated to increasing African American participation in civic society. The website offers information about its voter participation, activism, and education programs, including Black…

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Living in Your World, Play in Ours

by David Leonard on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

David Leonard examines social fantasy and racial cross-dressing in video games.

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One Nation Under Allah

by Russell Reza-'Khaliq Gonzaga on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

It was 1989, shortly after the fall of the Wall, and I was a just a young Filipino American drawn to the underground culture and intensity of Berlin. I had taken to hanging out with Kurdish and Turkish friends while…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Portrait of the Assimilartist

by Chisun Lee on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

When I watch any movie in which some lone, righteous figure is being relentlessly and unjustly pursued by the police state — take Harrison Ford’s The Fugitive, for instance — I root for the prey with an intensity that defies…

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Activist Web

by Gordon Hurd on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

Action!

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Ethnic Media Grows Up

by Hua Hsu on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

Will increasing mainstream attention alter the ethnic media landscape?

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From Sweatshop to Hip-Hop

by Ryan Pintado-Vertner on June 15 2002, 12:00PM

Once ignored by fashion, youth of color become the focus of its marketing

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Activist Web

by Samantha Chanse on June 15 2002, 12:00PM

Race

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice