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Vox Populi / Are black people at the wrong party?
« on: September 28, 2006, 03:28:50 pm »
Are black people getting enough out of our loyalty to the Democratic Party?  Can we play the Republicans and Democrats against each other to our benefit?  Or is that impossible to execute - and if so, why? 

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And you can choose any era or medium of either character.

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Black Panther / The Next Year of BP
« on: September 21, 2006, 11:01:20 pm »
Just stopped by my editor Axel Alonso's office at Marvel. I roughed out the next four story arcs for BP...just general themes and arenas, but we were both pretty happy.  I promised that BP would become a major player in the MU, and the next set of story lines continue in that direction. 

As is my custom, no spoilers or even hints, but know that BP has a bright future ahead.

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Latest Flicks / Little Miss Sunshine
« on: September 17, 2006, 07:55:07 pm »
Oh man, what a great comedy.  Top notch acting, directing...all catagories.

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Vox Populi / white identity?
« on: September 09, 2006, 03:10:06 pm »
Current News
Study Challenges Assumption That Whites Are Unaware of Their Privileges
By Ibram Rogers
Sep 7, 2006, 19:41




The long-held assumption in academia that Whites overlook their own race and its privileges may have to be thrown out, a new study suggests.

Surprisingly, in a telephone survey of more than 2,000 households nationwide, a clear majority of Whites (74 percent) stated that their own racial identity was important to them. A similar majority of its White respondents recognized that prejudice and discrimination are important in explaining White advantage, according to the study, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s department of sociology.

“It’s sort of like having an accent,” says the study’s co-author, Dr. Doug Hartmann. “For some White Americans, racial identity is so fixed, so taken for granted, that ‘race’ becomes something other people have.”

Of the 74 percent of Whites who said that their racial identity was important to them, close to half (37 percent overall) classified it as “very important,” a finding that stunned the researchers. By comparison, about 72 percent of Black, Hispanic and Asian respondents considered their racial identity “very important.”

“Even though there is a big gap between Whites and those who are not White, 37 percent of Whites saying that their racial identity is important to them is a lot more than you might expect,” says study co-author Dr. Joe Gerteis. “If you read Whiteness literature, then you will see a lot of titles on the invisibility of Whiteness.”

This study, titled “Putting Whiteness Theory to the Test: An Empirical Assessment of Core Theoretical Propositions,” will begin to fill the gap in the literature on Whiteness and White identity. Most scholars are either producing works on White theory or are doing empirical studies on discrimination and their effects, Gerteis says. 

Still though, White theory, which suggests that Whites are less likely than other groups to see the institutional barriers that give them advantages, did pass the empirical test. Respondents in a group of Blacks, Hispanics and Asians were almost twice as likely as Whites (81 percent to 46 percent, respectively) to say that institutions favor Whites. 

The research also found that a White person’s awareness of their race and their awareness of the privileges that come along with belonging to that race are not the same.

“The fact of the matter is that people claim White identity for defensive as well as progressive reasons,” says graduate student Paul Croll, a co-author of the study.

Additionally, the survey found that Republican and male respondents most strongly resist claims that discrimination in legal and financial systems can explain White advantage. Southerners and social conservatives place the most emphasis on their racial identity, while those with more education place less. And age and income have little impact on Whites’ awareness of their racial identity.

The study was part of the American Mosaic Project, a three-year project funded by the Minneapolis-based David Edelstein Family Foundation, which looks at race, among other phenomena, in the United States.

 

— By Ibram Rogers

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Hudlin TV / HARD CHOICES: SIMPSONS or SOUTH PARK?
« on: September 02, 2006, 12:53:59 am »
Longstanding animation classics that have redefined the game.  Choose:

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Vox Populi / HARD CHOICES: NELSON MANDELA OR MARTIN LUTHER KING?
« on: September 02, 2006, 12:52:13 am »
Battle of the icons part two.  Choose.

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Latest Flicks / HARD CHOICES: THE MARX BROTHERS OR THE THREE STOOGES
« on: September 02, 2006, 12:47:10 am »
This is a fake hard choice.  Most people strongly prefer one or the other.  Which one tickles your funny bone?

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Going old school on this one.  Not just judging the movies, but the characters themselves...

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Hard Choices / HARD CHOICES: MARTIN LUTHER KING OR MALCOLM X
« on: August 30, 2006, 08:13:57 am »
Two of the greatest political leaders of the last century...we've learned so much from both.  But if you had to choose....!

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Other Comics / I'm actually reading some DC books and enjoying them....
« on: August 26, 2006, 09:16:56 pm »
Grant Morrison's first two issues on BATMAN are fantastic.  The opening pages in the first issue are hilarious, but then the book really takes off in the second issue.  The gag of comic book pop art alone makes it an all time classic.  But the fundamental concept - Batman now having a flesh and blood son - is so great, I hope they have the nerve to stay the course and keep him around.

Morrison's best work since his genius run on X MEN.

Justice League of America #1 is also a fun book.  Actual personality (I avoided the past year of crazy meta-comic masturbation) and real plot movement. 

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Sports Talk / HARD CHOICES: MICHAEL JORDAN OR TIGER WOODS?
« on: August 22, 2006, 08:05:32 am »
Two of the best who ever done it.  But who is the BEST?  Notice I did not include Ali to remove the sympathetic edge.

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Hard Choices / HARD CHOICES: PAM GRIER OR IMAN?
« on: August 20, 2006, 01:27:46 pm »
Ha!  Went old school with this one!  Two of the most beautiful women of all time, no doubt. One, the ultimate kick ass female black superhero.  The other, ideal human personification of Storm. 

But you can only choose one....

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Hard Choices / HARD CHOICES: BEYONCE OR HALLE BERRY?
« on: August 18, 2006, 10:05:02 pm »
If you could choose one, but only one.....

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Hard Choices / HARD CHOICES: VANITY SIX OR THE MARY JANE GIRLS
« on: August 17, 2006, 11:07:10 pm »
The return of an old favorite the the HEF 1.0 board.  Which is better and why?

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