February 2010

February 26th, 2010
Written by Amy OLoughlin in Cover Stories with 1 Comment
collage of newspaper front pages
On May 5, 1905, Robert Sengstacke Abbott founded the Chicago Defender newspaper, published in Chicago, Illinois. The Defender began with an introductory investment of 25 cents and a press run of 300 issues, but it grew into the most influential African-American publication in the United States during the early to mid 20th century. Abbott, the son of former slaves, gained success as one of the...
February 25th, 2010
Written by Randi McCreary in Cultural Uniqueness with 0 Comments
artistic illustration of children of different ethnicities
Imagine a young child working on his first painting, grinning from ear to ear, wrapped in an oversized smock while facing a blank canvas that he has yet to explore. Intrigued by royal blues and warming yellows, he has no more knowledge of how they will fit together on his page than how to hold the brush. Do we point out to the boy that some colors might blend better than others? Should we tell...
February 25th, 2010
Written by Cassandra Frank... in Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
a man of mixed race
Contrary to popular opinion, the way mixed-race people look is not the primary influence that determines what part of their heritage they identify with, according to Seattle clinical psychologist and independent scholar Dr. Maria P. P. Root. She says a host of other factors comes into play. “I consider the generation people were born into, the geographical region they came from, the community...
February 25th, 2010
Written by Manny Otiko in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
two hands clasped together
It’s been celebrated in movies such as “Something Different,” and “Save the Last Dance” and is fashionable among Hollywood celebrities, but have interracial relationships been truly accepted by Americans?Interracial relationships are also prevalent among other ethnic groups. More than 20 percent of unmarried Latino women live with white men. Approximately, 39.7 percent of unmarried Asian women...
February 23rd, 2010
Written by Sticky Wicket in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Why are there still “black only” colleges and universities? If there were still a “white” only college, the ACLU, NAACP, and other “pro black movement” organizations would be all over them.~Not Understanding in PennsylvaniaDear Not Understanding in Pennsylvania,There are no “black only” colleges. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), the proper designation for...