Sticky Wicket Questions: American Culture & Immigration News Today
Questions submitted by readers that reflect the concerns, confusion, discomfort, and misperceptions we all have about people whose race, ethnicity, cultural and religious traditions are different from our own. Responses to submitted questions will come from sociologists, psychologists, educators, anthropologists, authors, researchers, and even other readers. This department will not typically represent an opportunity for freelancers.
November 13th, 2012
Written by The Associated Press in Latest News, "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket, Is racist behavior on the rise on college campuses? ~Jewish Parents from Eastern Seaboard Dear Jewish Parents, NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Anti-Semitic graffiti has been found scrawled on a Jewish students' home on the Wheaton College campus. School President Ronald Crutcher says in an email to faculty and students that the graffiti was discovered Sunday morning on the back door of...
November 8th, 2012
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Dear Sticky Wicket Was the Student Protest at the University of Mississippi against President Obama's Win indicative that racism is still a problem at the University that James Meredith integrated over 50 years ago? ~Integration In The South Dear Integration, JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of...
October 20th, 2012
Written by Peter Santilli - Associated Press in Latest News, "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket, What does the election of the first black president mean to you? ~American Voters Dear American Voters, NEW YORK (AP) — When theatergoers arrive at "Dispatches from (A)mended America," they're presented with four broadly phrased questions about race and personal identity, which appear in printed handouts and overhead projections. The prelude is meant to jump-start a dialogue...
September 17th, 2012
Written by Alonzo Weston in Latest News, "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 2 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket, Are Americans defined more by class than race today? ~Rich versus Poor, Southern California Dear Rich versus Poor, Society likes categories. We like to put people in boxes of young, old, rich, poor, male, female, heterosexual, homosexual, black, and white. And we treat people differently depending upon those distinctions. When it comes to race, society has long held strict...
August 7th, 2012
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Dear Sticky Wicket,What is racial inclusion, and how do we achieve it? In its simplest definition, racial inclusion means that all individuals regardless of color have the same access and acceptance to any and all parts of society. It’s tit for tat diversity so to speak. For every white there must be an equal number of blacks, Latinos and Asians in any one environment. ~Racially Confused in...