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…