We’ve heard and seen the gaffes occur right before our eyes…every few months it seems. Recently, there was the Brent Musburger brouhaha: he used the word “beautiful” in reference to Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. And before that, there was the “Chink” comment, made by an ESPN reporter, about New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin.
The Internet, social media, and even smart phones open up new avenues for communication. But new research indicates that over the long-term, social texts and Facebook posts of racial bias and rejection is discrimination that affects our thinking, emotional state and patterns of behavior, as well as our physical and mental health.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The "baby dolls," an on-again, off-again Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans' African-American community, are on again.
The troupes of women strutting and prancing in bonnets, garters, and skimpy or short, ruffled dresses on Fat Tuesday also are being spotlighted in a new book and museum exhibit that trace their history and modern rebirth.
Gaming has always been a joy of mine; I started playing games when I was a little girl and fell in love with the gaming world. I would play on the computer, the Playstation, the Nintendo 64, the Gamecube, the Gameboy, etc. However, I had no idea that when I started playing online games, I would see so much sexism, misogyny, and racism towards myself and others that I would be reluctant to play the games I loved. I was made to feel like a lesser person at many points.