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  • Queen’s University stage production scrapped over ‘oppressive’ choice of white woman to play Othello

    11/05/2016 6:05:26 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | November 5, 2016 | Graeme Hamilton
    A Queen’s University student theatre company has cancelled a production of Shakespeare’s Othello set to open this month following an outcry over the decision to cast a white woman in the title role of a black man. “For the safety and mental health of our entire team we unfortunately feel the need to suspend our production of Othello,” the artistic directors wrote on Facebook Wednesday. They subsequently apologized to the Kingston, Ont., university’s black community for what they called an “oppressive” artistic decision. After September auditions, Queen’s Vagabond Theatre made what its directors acknowledged was a risky decision: Lauren Broadhurst,...
  • Who is Herman Cain and why should we care?

    06/01/2011 2:00:54 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies
    I admit that when five of the Republican candidates for president appeared at their lecterns in the first televised debate of the season, I said to myself, oh no. Not another black guy. We’ve already been snookered into electing the first black president who has turned out to be a total flop at managing the country. I watched the entire debate, however, and by the time it was over, I was convinced we should have waited and made this guy our first black president. We should have withheld the honor until a black candidate appeared whose job application showed him...
  • “I Did It ... Because I Could” -- Bill Clinton Writes His Own Epitaph

    06/26/2004 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 46 replies · 3,769+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 26 June, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    “As God is my witness,” I did not want to write about Bill Clinton ever again. But he is a persistent cuss. Like Jack Torrance (Nicholson) said in The Shining, as he used an axe to chop through the door, “Little pigs, little pigs, let me in. Not by the hair of your chinny-chin-chin? Well then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.” Is there any doubt, by now, that Clinton (him) is equally persistent? That as long as he has life and breath he will continue to break into the present to upstage all other...