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Posts Tagged ‘POC’

April 25th, 2019 - 1:07 am § in America, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Wake Forest University: for staff who identify as staff of color ONLY: Monday, May 6 at 4:00 pm in ZSR Room 477

The sad part of this is the continued insistence by all parties that race is real.  Race bigotry is real but “people of color” is as much a pejorative as the N word.  I do not doubt the good intentions of the Wake Forest administration but it is horrid that fifty-seven years after the [...]

March 26th, 2019 - 9:36 am § in Misc., Racism

As someone who looks up to African Americans, I feel the concept of POC has hurt the black community.

An African American  friend on Facebook challenged his readers to say they would choose a black skin despite the racist heritage that afflicts anyone who looks like an African American. I answered “YES!” I would easily choose to have a black skin because I look up to the African America[...]

October 15th, 2018 - 10:24 am § in Donald Trump

Trump reneges on ‘Pocahantas’ bet

DNA confirms Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry During the 2016 campaign, Trump offered to donate $1 million to her favorite charity if she took a DNA test and it confirmed she has Native American blood: On Monday, Warren released the results of a DNA test confirming she has Native Am[...]

April 13th, 2018 - 8:53 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

RACISM AT POMONA

Pomona’s Scripps College is hosting a pool party  today at which “white” people will be excluded, with only “people who identify as POC” permitted to attend. A Facebook announcement of the event lists the party as being hosted by Café Con Leche, a student group identified i[...]

April 5th, 2018 - 9:24 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Seattle Chooses a New Superintendent of Public Schools

Denise Juneau, the former Montana superintendent of public instruction, will take the reins of Seattle Public Schools in July.  I am happy about this. Superintendent Juneau stood out from the other two candidates in three ways .. 1. Experience She has worked not just as a teacher and administrator [...]

April 1st, 2018 - 8:28 am § in Hypocrisy

Cultural Appropiation

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October 12th, 2017 - 7:47 am § in Misc.

Origins of Racims .. Ron Brown’s body

This is an ad for for Pepsi around 1945-1946, which is one of the first ads specifically targeted toward Black People. The young black kid in the picture is Ron Brown. Yes, Ron Brown the former United States Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton. Yes the Ron” Brown that was the first Black [...]

April 28th, 2016 - 10:04 pm § in Misc., UW

Chinazaor: An Igbo Provost is Fired From The University of Illinois

Chinazor Onianwah  I was full of pride back in 2012 when Prof. Adesida was appointed provost of University of Illinois, it wasn’t just because of his academic achievement, but because I attended high school in the town he hails from, Effon Alaaye Ekiti in Ondo state, Nigeria. Back in late eig[...]

November 29th, 2015 - 5:35 pm § in Misc.

Slain Colorado Springs civilians are people of color

Both civilians killed in Friday’s rampage in Colorado Springs are minorities: Ke’arre Stewart, who is black, and Jennifer Markovsky, a Native Hawaiian. “CBS Denver reports that one of the civilian victims killed has been identified as Ke’arre Stewart, 29, an Iraq War veteran [...]