Texas Fraternity To Throw Racist Theme Event

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More racist theme parties, here we go again. I received an email informing that a UT Austin fraternity is planning to have a “Cholo/Ghetto Mexican” Rush Event where participants are to dress up and act as “Cholos” or “Ghetto Mexicans.” (h/t to Luissana Santibanez) Attn Compas/os – A UT Austin fraternity is planning to have […]

Racist Theme Parties: Freedom of speech or freedom to hate?

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In the post-civil rights period, racial, ethnic and gender diversity has critical to our nation’s global competitiveness, national security and to our personal and community development. However, after decades of political and cultural conflict over the meaning of race and the persistence of structural racism in the US, new racial formations have developed. [tag]Racism[/tag] has […]

The Sick and Twisted Games People Play

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[tag]Racism[/tag], the ideology that came into full flower as a justification for European conquest of most of the planet, is now headquartered in the US. There could be no justification for a student group’s aggression, without the basic assumptions of racial superiority. Thursday, a student group at New York university played a game called “Catch […]

Structured Racism

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After reading Nezua Limón Xolagrafik-Jonez’s analysis, Speech Rules or Beliefs and Attitudes?, of [tag]Glen Greenwald[/tag]’s post, Awkward discussions of race and Obama and reading the post in question myself, I have to agree with Nez. Mr. Greenwald writes that (”part of the reason”) people avoid discussing race is that it is “too easy to unwittingly […]

Language Policing Gone Too Far

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Amidst of the current top story, other stories have flown under the radar. It seems that Englishnistas have done it again. In New Jersey, by a vote 4 to 2, Bogota’s city council has authorized, [tag]Steve Lonegan[/tag], Bogota’s conservative and outspoken Republican mayor, to write a letter urging McDonald’s to take down it’s billboard that […]

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