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Senator Obama’s Brother Lives in Kenyan Shanty

Posted on August 20, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

“Huruma is a tough place, last January during the elections there was rioting and six people were hacked to death. The police don’t even arrest you they just shoot you.

“I have seen two of my friends killed. I have scars from defending myself with my fists. I am good with my fists.”

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The Most Unpopular Black Man in America

Posted on August 2, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

If Barack Obama is the most admired black man in America right now, it may be no exaggeration to say that John McWhorter is a candidate for the unpopularity prize. Which is an odd thing to say about a courteous academic from the arcane realm of linguistics. Yet by venturing onto the mean streets of hiphop with a dispassionate critique of a multimillion-dollar industry, he risks becoming a target of drive-by shootings by enraged academics, book reviewers and bloggers.
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A Battle in the Bronx Over HIV Testing

Posted on July 24, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

If you’re over 18 and a resident of the Bronx, the city of New York wants you to get tested for HIV - sooner rather than later…

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They Rule the World

Posted on May 27, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

In Superclass, Rothkopf, a former managing director of Kissinger Associates and an international trade official in the Clinton Administration, has identified roughly 6,000 individuals who have “the ability to regularly influence the lives of millions of people in multiple countries worldwide.”
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GOP fails to recruit minorities

Posted on May 20, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

As George W. Bush winds down his presidency, Republicans are now on the verge of going six — and probably more — years without an African-American governor, senator or House member.

That’s the longest such streak since the 1980s.
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Loving v. Virginia and the Secret History of Race

Posted on May 14, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

Americans born in 21st century will shake their heads in disbelief on learning that 40 states once had laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The Supreme Court struck down the last of these statutes in the 1967 case of Mildred and Richard Loving, a black woman and a white man who were arrested and banished from Virginia for the crime of being married.
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The Black Gender Gap

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

The current rift between black men and women may be simply a transitional trauma in the process of birthing a better culture. Read Article at The Atlantic

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Is the Criminal-Justice System Racist?

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

The black incarceration rate is overwhelmingly a function of black crime. Insisting otherwise only worsens black alienation and further defers a real solution to the black crime problem. Read Article at City Journal found via Arts & Letters Daily

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The Bigot in Your Brain

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

...about two thirds of whites have an implicit preference for whites over blacks, whereas blacks show no average preference for one race over the other. Read Article at Scientific American

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Malcolm Gladwell on IQ (New Yorker Magazine)

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

The fact that the I.Q.s of Chinese-Americans also seemed to be elevated has led I.Q. fundamentalists to posit the existence of an international I.Q. pyramid, with Asians at the top, European whites next, and Hispanics and blacks at the bottom. Read Article at Gladwell.com

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Understanding African American Inequality

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

The Pew report concluded that “African Americans see a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor blacks, and nearly four-in-ten say that because of the diversity within their community, blacks can no longer be thought of as a single race.” Read Article at Dissent

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Shelby Steele on Being a Black Conservative

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

So I learned what it was like to stand before a crowd in which a coterie of one’s enemies had the license to shame, while a mixture of decorum and fear silenced the decent people who might have come to one’s aid. Read More at Hoover.org...

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Obama’s Asian Problem

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

Brady’s colleague Taeku Lee put it even more bluntly: “Many Asian Americans have very deeply rooted and stereotypical reviews of African-Americans. [Blacks] will face a higher degree of scrutiny.” Read Asian Alienation (TNR)...

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Colson Whitehead on Being That Guy

Posted on May 12, 2008 by Marvin Wilson

People think I have it easy, but it’s surprisingly difficult being The Guy Who Got Where He Is Only Because He’s Black, what with the whole having to be everywhere in the country at once thing. More at NYT...

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