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Young White Woman Uses Mustard, Porn to Make 'How To Be Asian' Video

Young White Woman Uses Mustard, Porn to Make ‘How To Be Asian’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on August 9 2011, 10:57AM

If you thought UCLA’s Alexandra “Asians in libraries are loud” Wallace was bad, this is much worse.

Topics: Media

Does Al Jazeera's American Debut Give Hope For Media Diversity?

Does Al Jazeera’s American Debut Give Hope For Media Diversity?

by Bryan Gerhart on August 3 2011, 11:18AM

“It’s very easy for people to get lulled into a false sense of ‘us vs. them,’ ” says Free Press’ Dave Saldana, “when it’s you and me talking about them and not you and me talking with them.”

Topics: Media

Chicago CBS Affiliate Makes 4-yr.-old Sound Like a Thug, Says Sorry

Chicago CBS Affiliate Makes 4-yr.-old Sound Like a Thug, Says Sorry

by Jorge Rivas on August 1 2011, 12:01PM

Turns out the kid who supposedly bragged about wanting to have a gun when he grows up really said he wants to be a police officer. The station acknowledges “mistakes were made.”

Topics: Media

People of Color are Leading YouTube's Growth

People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth

by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2011, 10:40AM

But will tiered pricing plans curb mobile Web growth?

Topics: Media, Technology

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Muslim “Terrorists,” White “Lone Wolves,” and the Lessons of Oslo

by Michelle Chen on July 27 2011, 10:13AM

The key lesson from Oslo is that fear blinds, not just those who act on violent impulses but also those who bear witness to it. Americans should finally examine the ripple effects of political ideas with which they’ve grown dangerously comfortable.

Topics: Global Justice, Media, National Security

Bravo and Ryan Seacrest Announce Persian 'Jersey Shore' Reality Show

Bravo and Ryan Seacrest Announce Persian ‘Jersey Shore’ Reality Show

by Jorge Rivas on July 21 2011, 2:12PM

At least the producers are excited. “There’s not a show like it on TV,” they’ve said.

Topics: Media

Rihanna Becomes Most Popular Woman on Facebook

Rihanna Becomes Most Popular Woman on Facebook

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2011, 11:21AM

Rihanna becomes the most popular social media star of color in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

You Maaad!--How Fox News Uses Hip-Hop to Create Race Panics Interactive

You Maaad!—How Fox News Uses Hip-Hop to Create Race Panics

by Adriel Luis, Nico Cary on July 19 2011, 9:47AM

How the network uses black rappers to scare white parents, court their kids and make millions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Protest Outside of Murdoch Home Calls For End to FOX News Race-Baiting

Protest Outside of Murdoch Home Calls For End to FOX News Race-Baiting

by Bryan Gerhart on July 15 2011, 1:51PM

As anger over the News International scandal rises in the United States, activists call on lawmakers to do more than just wag their fingers.

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Latino Facebook Users Increase by 167 Percent in One Year

Latino Facebook Users Increase by 167 Percent in One Year

by Jorge Rivas on July 14 2011, 2:11PM

The number dwarfs the percentage of new users from other races, which only increased by 21 percent during the same time.

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FOX News Still Can't Decide Whether to Respect or Hate Latinos

FOX News Still Can’t Decide Whether to Respect or Hate Latinos

by S. Leigh Thompson, Monica Novoa on July 14 2011, 2:00PM

One site targets Latino viewers and uses the word “undocumented.” The other, of course, doesn’t. What gives?

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Media

ColorofChange.org Leads Protest Outside Murdoch Home

ColorofChange.org Leads Protest Outside Murdoch Home

by Jamilah King on July 14 2011, 11:25AM

The group is calling for a Congressional investigation into unethical practices by Murdoch-owned FOX news.

Topics: Media

Whoopi Goldberg Rips Bachmann Out for 'Slavery' Vow

Whoopi Goldberg Rips Bachmann Out for ‘Slavery’ Vow

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2011, 11:02AM

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg schools Michele Bachmann and tells her to get her act together.

Topics: Media, Politics

Rapper Bow Wow Writes Moving Letter to Fans About His Daughter

Rapper Bow Wow Writes Moving Letter to Fans About His Daughter

by Jorge Rivas on July 8 2011, 1:40PM

The child star recently revealed the he’s a father. And he’s determined to be a good one.

Topics: Media

FoxNews.com Inadvertently Publishes Helpful List of Immigrant Victories

FoxNews.com Inadvertently Publishes Helpful List of Immigrant Victories

by Channing Kennedy on July 1 2011, 12:35PM

We skim the surface of the network’s questionable relationship with right wing immigration group FAIR.

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Don Lemon on Colorism and Black Homophobia

Don Lemon on Colorism and Black Homophobia

by Asraa Mustufa on June 29 2011, 3:02PM

The CNN anchor talks to The Root about coming out in the news industry as a black, gay man, and responds to claims that the industry prefers light skinned anchors.

Topics: Media

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 2:09PM

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist is quickly becoming a gamechanger in the debate over the Dream Act.

Topics: Immigration, Media

The Debate Over Civil Rights Groups, Labor Support For AT&T Heats Up

The Debate Over Civil Rights Groups, Labor Support For AT&T Heats Up

by Jamilah King on June 23 2011, 12:33PM

Netroots advocates say Beltway groups have become Big Telecom’s “astroturf.” Civil rights groups say they’re all about jobs—and charge critics with simplistic name-calling.

Topics: Media, Media

Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT

Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT “Illegal”

by Mónica Novoa on June 23 2011, 9:43AM

So why do so many of his journalism colleagues still insist on using the slur to describe him? Monica Novoa explains why it is long past time for news media to Drop the I-Word.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration, Media

Van Jones Challenges Glenn Beck to a Debate

Van Jones Challenges Glenn Beck to a Debate

by Asraa Mustufa on June 20 2011, 4:20PM

The green jobs guru tells Beck: “Anytime, Anywhere.”

Topics: Media