“I thought I’d step in and give white people what they’ve been giving to me these past 28 years: racism, tucked right beneath the surface.”
“The mismatch argument is flawed because it assumes under-prepared black students will opt to fail instead of push to succeed. Ultimately, I wonder what proponents are actually trying to protect: a system that includes black students who are like I was, or a status quo that keeps them out?”
“Most Whites don’t want to be racist and this is a great thing, however, most Whites have trouble accepting that they do racist things, which prevents them from doing anything about them.”
“Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism?
They think if we ignore skin color, racism will somehow disappear.”
“This wasn’t just an event in history; it wasn’t something that just happened and is over. The things that could bring about an atrocity of this magnitude — those were human things, and that potential is still in people.
Rosa Finnegan, 102, reflects on changing her ideas about race.
For Valentine’s Day, NPR reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji looked at race in love songs. In her words:
“You don’t hear pop stars crooning about miscegenation these days. But, as we know, coupling up across racial and ethnic lines is happening now more than ever. The 2010 census showed that interracial and inter-ethnic married couples grew by nearly 30 percent in 10 years.
So if pop music is a reflection of the issues of the day, why aren’t we bobbing our heads and shaking our hips to more songs with lyrics about cross-cultural lovin’?”
Here’s the story (text and audio link): http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/02/14/276782537/pop-music-lags-dealing-with-interracial-love-anxieties?sc=17&f=3