The New York Times may bar its writers from using...
univisionnews: The world’s most influential newspaper may be adding the term “illegals” to its list of words not to use. (Flickr: orangeblob) By JUAN GASTELUM Channel: Immigration, Media Motivated by reader responses to a column by former executive editor Bill Keller, it seems The New York Times may soon be updating its style book to caution writers against using the term “illegals” to...
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Who Was Solange (Sonia) Pierre? →
soydulcedeleche: larepublicadedet: Solange Pierre (She was born in Villa Altagracia, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic in 1963 - Villa Altagracia, San Cristóbal, “Dominican Republic December 4, 2011), known as Sonia Pierre, was a human rights advocate in the Dominican Republic who worked to end antihaitianismo, which is discrimination against individuals from Haiti or Dominicans of Haitian...
Evidence for interbreeding with Neanderthals, only... →
soydulcedeleche: liquornspice:thenoobyorker:verbalresistance: Leipzig - An international team of scientists have successfully sequenced the Neanderthal genome, and the evidence shows that humans in Europe, Asia and Papua New Guinea carry Neanderthal genes - while African peoples are 100 percent human. (via BBC: Neanderthal genes ‘survive in us’) An international team led by scientists...
The LatiNegr@s Project: If you don't know why The... →
lati-negros: …here’s a response from a Vivir Latino reader named “Karen” who responded to this story: Racism in Spanish Magazine Hola! I had just heard about this story from a homegirl and her Colombian husband. If this is a new story to you here’s a brief synopsis: Spanish fotographer is shooting 4 of…
35 Facts That Demonstrate Higher Education is a... →
#1 After adjusting for inflation, U.S. college students are borrowing about twice as much money as they did a decade ago. #2 According to the College Board, college tuition is absolutely soaring. The following comes from a recent CBS News article…. Average tuition and fees at public colleges rose 8.3 percent this year and, with room and board, now exceed $17,000 a year, according to the...
Why Is Art So Damned Expensive? →
youmightfindyourself: “If I can’t sell something, I just double the price.” That’s what Ernst Beyeler, the great Swiss dealer who helped found Art Basel, reportedly said. Some people actually prefer to pay more than makes sense. Zelizer explains that, in all walks of life, we treat the biggest sums -differently, with special respect or even awe, than more-everyday money. “I think very often the...
Another greedy landlord, another New York...
killingnewyork: As passers-by gazed at him, Mr. Leroy, 52, took a puff on a cigar and told them, “Welcome to the old Bowery,” before turning to enter the shop, housed beneath a faded and tattered canvas tent between the Bowery and Elizabeth Street. Soon, Mr. Leroy said, he will hang a banner at the store announcing that the tent is coming down. He said his landlord planned to start construction...
plátanos & collard greens: Nigrescence →
kemetically-ankhtified: westendblues: Cross’s Process of Becoming Black Pre-encounter -completely deracinated, subscribes to negative old world definitions of blackness and no concept of their own blackness Encounter -shocking/painful event that jars a person from their old, “color blind” views, makes them consider their blackness Immersion/emersion -really immersing one’s self in blackness,...