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  • Meet the cast of the ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ reboot

    12/08/2017 3:37:43 PM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Page Six ^ | 12/8/2017 | Andy Swift
    <p>Bobby Berk will serve as the show’s design expert, Karamo Brown (of MTV’s Are You the One: Second Chances) will handle all matters of “culture,” Antoni Porowski is the go-to guy for questions about food and wine, Jonathan Van Ness will be on top of personal grooming, and last but definitely not least, Tan France will lead the charge in the fashion department.</p>
  • Deezer Launches #DareToDiscover Which Celebrates Change Through Music

    08/10/2017 7:13:50 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 2 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | August 10, 2017 | Music News Team
    Streaming website Deezer has launched a new campaign which delves into people's relationships with music and at the same time manages to challenge musical stereotypes. Harnaam Kaur is a young Londoner who is otherwise known as the “Bearded Dame” due to being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome from a young age. She has dedicated her life to anti-bullying, empowering women, being body confident and motivating others. In this reflective and insightful video, she reveals how music has aided her in her voyage of self-discovery. She proves that just because you look a certain way, you don't have to be listening...

    07/08/2016 12:25:33 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 5 replies
    July 8, 2016 | Roderick T. Beaman
    POLITICALLY INCORRECT NO TRUTHS PLEASE When I was in high school, several of our teachers lamented the depiction of blacks in movies and television. The reason given was that they were always shown as servants or other degrading roles. Years later, many blacks called The (Bill) Cosby Show, with the title actor’s character an obstetrician/gynecologist and a successful lawyer for a wife, unrealistic. The family lived in a beautiful brownstone in highly fashionable Brooklyn Heights. Stepin Fetchit billed himself as ‘the laziest man on earth’ and catapulted to millionaire status by the 1930s, the first black actor to do that....
  • Who Was Ty Cobb: The History We Know That's Wrong

    04/26/2016 6:47:57 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies ^ | March 2016 | Charles Leehrsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • When Stereotypes Pay Off [funny, non-offensive 30 second video]

    01/25/2015 5:27:36 PM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
  • Biden Gets Another Free Pass

    09/19/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 19, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Remember when the media freaked out for three days over Sarah Palin's completely innocuous use of the term "blood libel"? Nearly every major media outlet took a deep dive on this critical outrage. Millions of Americans learned more about how Jews in the Middle Ages were sometimes falsely accused of kidnapping and murdering Christian children so they could use the blood for ritualistic baking. But more significantly: What did Palin mean? Was she sending a veiled message to evangelical voters? Was it just anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head again? There will be no such national conversation over Vice President Joe...
  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    09/17/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 4:03 AM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era ads that focused on the fears of marijuana, including the famous “This is your brain on drugs” fried-egg ad from the 1980s. […] “So far, every campaign designed to educate the public about marijuana has relied on fear-mongering and insulting marijuana users,” said Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s...
  • Political Stereotyping

    08/21/2014 4:22:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different. According to George Washington University Professor Danny Hayes' research paper "When Gender and Party Collide: Stereotyping in Candidate Trait Attribution," "Stereotypes are relevant in politics because citizens are willing to devote only limited time to thinking about political matters. As a result, political judgments -- whether about issues, events or candidates -- are often the result of a few salient cues. Stereotyping is the assignment...
  • Permission to Profile

    04/13/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 13, 2014 | Mark Nuckols
    In a rare triumph for common sense in Washington, it is being reported that the Justice Department intends to allow “tactical leeway” to the FBI to use ethnic profiling. This is welcome news for the security of our country. Profiling and stereotyping are a fact of life. Liberals vehemently argue that our law enforcement agencies should be prohibited from employing any form of profiling, arguing that you can’t tell anything significant about a potential terrorist just based on their religion, ethnicity or nationality. As is often the case, liberals manage to deny reality and embrace hypocrisy in one fell swoop....
  • Hollywood and the New Racism

    10/22/2013 3:19:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2013
    If you believe press reports, Twelve Years a Slave is undeniably one of the greatest -- perhaps the greatest -- film of 2013. Not due to any skill in filmmaking, which remains to be seen, or audience response -- the film was only released last weekend. But solely because Slave (directed by Steve McQueen, not the dead one with the motorcycle, I'm pretty sure), is this year's PC film, one made for the single purpose of preaching a very contemporary and meticulously constructed racial message. In this it joins a number of other recent pictures such as The Help and...
  • Nine Baltimore Retailers Arrested for Food Stamp Fraud

    09/23/2013 10:06:24 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 26 replies
    Afro ^ | 9/19/13 | Blair Adams
    A federal grand jury indicted nine Baltimore retail storeowners for a food stamp fraud scheme that netted at least $7 million over the last three years. According to officials, the storeowners would allegedly debit food stamp cards for cash instead of food and split the proceeds. The food stamp scheme has been going on since 2010, officials said during a Sept. 17 news conference. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, Special Agent in Charge William G. Squires Jr. of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of...
  • In Defense of Stereotypes

    09/12/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 11, 2013 | Jason Morgan
    Delbert Belton. Chris Lane. An unnamed 13-year-old boy riding a school bus in Florida. What do these people have in common? They are all whites who have been violently assaulted by blacks recently. And on Mother’s Day of this year, 20 people were gunned down in New Orleans by Akein Scott, also black. All of his victims were black. Not white-blacks or white-Hispanic-blacks, but blacks. Alas for these departed souls, unless you attract the narcissistic attention of Barack Obama, you’re unlikely to get the maudlin media mourning mash-up that Trayvon Martin received as a reward for beating George Zimmerman’s face...
  • You Might be a White If...

    09/01/2013 6:50:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | September 1, 2013 | Doug Giles
    If you think Ice T is a delicious, summer-time drink and not a west coast rapper. If your treble is turned up higher than your bass in your Toyota Prius. If you think booty is goods or property seized through piracy. If you think Tupac Shakur is a Jewish holiday. If you can't wait to start journaling in your new faux leather alligator embossed diary. If you DVR Glee. If you think eating hummus makes you exotic, and thus, hip. If you enjoy rollerblading while listening to Tony Robbins. If you wear a Polo shirt with the collar flipped up....
  • Types of Stereotypes: Not all stereotyopes are unreasonable

    08/14/2013 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Theodore Dalrymple
    The man who walks out of his house with a mind devoid of stereotypes is like the man who goes to the Antarctic without having inquired about the weather. But there is no such man: for even to know that the Antarctic exists is to know that it tends to be cold there. Our minds are necessarily full of stereotypes and we could not negotiate the world without them. George Zimmerman is accused by his detractors of having acted upon a stereotype. He saw a young black man allegedly pursuing an erratic course in a gated community and he concluded...
  • Conservatives Must Learn the Dark Arts of Image Manipulation

    11/28/2012 7:05:38 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/28/12 | JR Dunn
    I contend that much of the problem with current right-of-center electoral efforts involves conservatism as currently practiced. This has nothing to do with conservative principles, or any public preference for moderation in politics. It has to do with how conservatism is expressed, and can be summed up as conservatism's failure to sell itself.**snip** Several common stereotypes of conservatism exist and are utilized to define and destroy conservative candidates and movements.**snip** What all these have in common is that they are clown images -- laughable, easily caricatured, and, like all clowns, sinister and menacing at base..virtually any GOP or conservative spokesman...
  • Herman Cain's use of racial language is rhetoric we must refuse (barf alert)

    10/23/2011 6:51:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/23/11 | Ulli K. Ryder
    By now, you've surely heard of Herman Cain, the latest phenom in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain, a black businessman, has ridden the popularity among conservatives of his 9-9-9 tax plan to surge in national polls; he leads both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Iowa and is neck-and-neck with the erstwhile frontrunner in Florida. Some people see in Cain simply a charismatic former Godfather's Pizza CEO ("The Pizza You Can't Refuse"). I see something else: a troubling statement about the role of race in our politics. Recently, the New York Times ran a story suggesting that...
  • Behind Cain’s Humor, a Question of Seriousness [NYT: Cain a "minstrel"]

    10/20/2011 11:21:24 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Susan Saulny
    It is safe to say that no other Republican on the campaign trail this year — or ever — has begun a speech with the phrase “Awww, shucky ducky!” the way Herman Cain did this year to the utter delight of his audience, which responded with wild applause. snip And while his casual style of racially inflected humor works to ingratiate him with mostly white audiences at campaign rallies, it has angered some black critics, who believe he uses age-old stereotypes. He has no qualms, for instance, about playing off black clichés: should he become president, his Secret Service codename...
  • 'Why do Women always...?': Generalizations and the Building Blocks of Reality

    09/25/2011 10:49:09 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Recently I wrote an article about women's tendency to support statist candidates. As my emails attest, it was met with quite a positive response. Yet, not surprisingly, there was also a very predictable one: complaints about generalizations. For instance, one respondent wrote that she was tired of the "all men are this and all women are that" tripe. Of course, people only complain about generalizations when they hear one they don't like and, perhaps, are unable to refute. But you can rest assured that they generalize just like anyone else; in fact, generalizations are woven so seamlessly into our thinking...
  • In helping Palestinians, IDF paramedics defy stereotypes

    05/26/2011 8:42:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    JTA ^ | 5/26/11 | Linda Gradstein
    CARMEI TZUR, West Bank (JTA) -- Yana Kisluk tosses her long ponytail over one shoulder and adjusts her M-16 over the other. The pretty 21-year-old, who wears diamond stud earrings and perfect eye makeup, looks like any other young Israeli doing her compulsory military service. As a paramedic in the Israel Defense Forces, however, Kisluk belongs to a small group of Israeli soldiers whose job is to provide care for Palestinians rather than simply defend against them. On a recent morning, Kisluk’s team of two paramedics and a driver get a call about a newly arrested Palestinian prisoner who says...
  • Schakowsky Invokes Anti-Orthodox Stereotypes

    11/07/2010 5:23:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/7/10 | Joel B. Pollak
    On a J Street conference call Thursday evening, Jan Schakowsky thanked the group for its financial and moral support. Her opponent, she said, was "an Orthodox Jewish Republican, Tea Party-endorsed candidate." It wasn't the first time Schakowsky alluded to my Orthodoxy: she did it in a July fundraising letter, and hinted at it again at an Israel forum we addressed in October, which she has since described as an "enemy camp." In some contexts, there is nothing wrong with referring to someone's religion. I have occasionally drawn attention to my Orthodox Jewish faith, usually to explain where my values come...