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In this corner, we have sexism: 1) Double-Standards when it comes to sexual activity: The prostitute and the pimp. The hoe and the rapper. The slut and the player. Men and women can do the same thing when it comes to sex and it will be seen as a positive with the men and negative […]

Posted at: October 31st, 2009 - 7:52 pm - Comments Off on Sexism Vs. Feminism: The Problems With Both

Remember Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark case in which schools were supposed to be desegregated because “separate does not mean equal.” Another reason the case is so memorable is the famous doll test by Dr. Kenneth B. Clark in which most of the black children chose the white doll over the black doll, […]

Posted at: October 29th, 2009 - 6:40 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Ever heard the term, “acting white,” “speaking white,” “oreo” (white on the inside, black on the outside). Well, I have several times. Growing up, I was always known as the “smart one,” “teacher’s pet” or “goodie two shoes” and teased for it. Even in college, one of my friends implied that I was not black […]

Posted at: October 28th, 2009 - 7:22 pm - Comments Off on To Be Black and Educated…