One of the main reasons that I love the weekend is because I can catch up on local/national news. Here are some things that caught my attention:
1. Students at Tarleton State University throw an MLK Party
Basically, this article says it all. But the short of it, students at the school in Stephenville, Texas threw a party where people perpetuated black stereotypes; dressing in afro wigs, wearing fake gold and silver teeth, and even dressing as Aunt Jemima- with a gun
This is definitely making me reconsider that potential job opportunity in Texas.
2. Does Obama appeal to Blacks?
Quotables from this article:
“You can be elected president as a black person only if you signal at some level that you are independent from black people…He is going to have to figure out whether there is a way not to alienate and anger a black base that almost by definition is going to be disappointed.”
~Melissa V. Harris-Lacewell, Princeton University
“He faces some real challenges. First, there will be intense competition for black votes. The other reason is that most black people met him two years ago on television from Boston.”
3. Same-sex classrooms on the rise
I’ve written about this before; but I guess it’s really taking flight. This article talks about the rise of same-sex schools in Wisconsin. I’m such a proponent of this- I think it cuts back on the number of distractions in a classroom and allows students to focus more on their achievement in class as opposed to their success with the opposite sex.
Oh…and this article is the exact reason why I don’t want my sisters getting a license until they’re 21. In addition to the fact that I don’t think they’re mature enough for a license…
January 26, 2007 at 6:54 pm
Got some good stuff on here Erin. We talked about the Obama bit a little bit over at blackademics.org. I really wonder what percentage of blacks vote and what’s their demographic. And I really wish people would stop talking as if blacks are one group. I don’t want Jesse talking for me NO MO’!
January 27, 2007 at 12:24 am
LOL…I feel you. But you know we are monolithic. Goodness. Don’t act like you forgot.
I think that I’m about tired of Jesse too. I want him to go make black nursery rhymes or something.
January 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm
Man, one of my boys goes to a church that is doing a play called “How to Love a Black Man.” On first thought there are so many things wrong I don’t know where to start … but I’ll start with saying that BLACK MEN ARE DIVERSE!
I promise if a woman comes up on me trying to put the same move that worked on Clarence Thomas or Pootie from I Love New York, they feelings gon’ be hurt.