Study on NIH Grants: Racial gap found in US Science Funding.
In our last class, we went over a speech President Obama had made in 2008. One of the things he said really stuck out to me.
“ For the African-American community, that path means embracing the burdens of our past without becoming victims of our past. It means continuing to insist on a full measure of justice in every aspect of American life. But it also means binding out particular grievances – for better health care, and better schools, and better jobs – to the larger aspirations of all Americans.”
Are you going to see the movie, The Help? Have you read the book? Here is interesting commentary about the movie and how Hollywood typically frames narratives of race relations: On Race and Hollywood – Video Library – The New York Times.
I found the chapter Old-Fashioned versus Modern Racism very interesting because I think that it portrays how racism is expressed most often today. I thought it was interesting that Modern racists consider racism to be open feelings of hatred of towards the minority group. I think that this is an idea that is held by quite a few people and they do not realize that there are many other forms of racism. The article also said that modern racists disguise their racism of a certain group by saying they have negative feelings towards anyone who violates what they believe are … Read more
Did you know that “tar baby” is racially offensive? Have you ever heard the expression?
People’s reactions (in the comments) are interesting, and a few explain more about the etiology of “tar baby.” Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah…