From Paris to New York and everything in between
I just want to say that this is why minority representation in the media matters. Mae Jemison was inspired to become an astronaut after watching Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on Star Trek.
Improv principle number xx : if this is true, then what else is true…?
24 November 2012
The exit poll largely told the story. In the nineteen-to-twenty-nine age group, Obama won sixty per cent of the vote. He got ninety-three per cent of the black vote, seventy per cent of the hispanic vote, and seventy-five per cent of the Asian vote. Fifty-six per cent of women voted for him, as did sixty-three per cent of unmarried people, two-thirds of secular voters, and about four-fifths of gays and lesbians.
7 November 2012
I grew up reading a generation of American and English people like [Saul] Bellow, [John] Updike or [Martin] Amis. Everybody’s neutral unless they’re black — then you hear about it: the black man, the black woman, the black person. Of course, if you happen to be black the world doesn’t look that way to you. I just wanted to try and create perhaps a sense of alienation and otherness in this person, the white reader, to remind them that they are not neutral to other people.
~ Zadie Smith, discussing how she never mentions the race of any of the characters in her new novel, NW, unless they are white. (via theraconteurasaurus) I really enjoy reading her novels… She’s a smart, well written woman. Highly recommended readings.
Zadie Smith, discussing how she never mentions the race of any of the characters in her new novel, NW, unless they are white. (via theraconteurasaurus)
I really enjoy reading her novels… She’s a smart, well written woman. Highly recommended readings.
12 September 2012
One way to do something for diversity in the community.
Ari’s a class act.
Advance Study classes offer a unique opportunity for teachers to foster diversity in the community. Ari Voukydis is a great teacher and one who understands that a diverse community is one that has much more to offer!
12 September 2012