Guest Columnist: Shakurah

Interracial Friendship Barriers

By Shakurah

 

Recently, I read an article at:

http://news.change.org/stories/what-are-the-barriers-to-interracial-friendships, by Nadra Kareem Nittle, that discusses the rarely spoken subject of interracial friendships.

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Tröss Nipanki Le Roij

 

Even though the article is from 8-27-2010,

Guest Columnist, Short Story: CeCe Monet

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By CeCe Monet

 

“Yeah Charlie, I’ll catch up with you guys at the bar later. I left one of my PS3 games in the break

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room. I’m gonna go get it real quick,” Evan said to a group of his coworkers before he ran back up the stairs.

What Would You Do?

In yet another too-fun-to-resist video from this great series, comes an experiment in overt racism, in which a woman wearing a Hijabis discriminated against royally while others, in the majority, look on.

For anyone who doesn’t know what a hajib is, just look at the picture to your right.

Is Sexual Harassment Different from the Perspective of Black Women?

I recently came across (what I feel is) an important article by Kunbi Tinuoye writing for TheGrio, pointing out a facet of sexual harassment that is often (if not always) overlooked, that fact that when black women suffer sexual harassment they must also deal with oppression that combines race with gender.

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On anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe

Could the Holocaust, or an event similar to it, occur again in modern times?

 

It’s a question many have mocked, called “impossible,” or refused to even acknowledge, yet surely the sociological and psychological factors that fueled the rise of antisemitism prior to World War II existed long before the Holocaust,

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Are More Black Women Going Bald?

It looks as though more sistas are losing their hair, which really isn’t a major surprise given the number of chemicals needed to “relax” hair that’s already stressed-out and uptight (in many cases literally).

Here’s an article we found on the topic of black hair care and what women can do to keep their lovely tresses nice and moist and rooted in their scalps.

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Miss Latina Universo Postponed

According to our friends over at the Latin Times, Ms. Latina Universo has been postponed until further notice.

We at Interrace Today can’t imagine why the program would be put on hold. Surely it could be produced as an alternative to “the Bacheloretette” or another cycle of “Top Model” programs.

Black Women, Black Hair, Interracial Dating

What is up with “Divas and Cocktails?”

You know at a website called Interrace Today, we’re down with the brown, cool with my Jewish brothers and sisters, and hip with all my Asian followers.

We recently ran across a series on YouTube-land called “Divas and Cocktails,” (two things you typically don’t want to mix together and then be around, now).

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South African’s Black Hair Business Booming

What’s it like to visit Africa or the capital city of Johannesburg in South African? Looks like it’s pretty modern and hip compared to the United States. And just like the United States, black hair is big business, with billions in revenue up for grabs to whomever is the most organized and with the most resources to nap that business.

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How Racist Are You? The Event

If you have never heard of Jane Elliot, she’s a tough-as-nails former teacher who gives unbelievably powerful talks and workshops on racism around the world. She deserves massive respect for the work she’s been doing for decades upon decades. She’s been on Oprah and on a UK television program called “The Event.” This is a program you’re not likely to ever see re-packaged for US audiences (unless it’s on daytime talk TV).

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Watch “Dark Girls” Documentary

Gotta love YouTube. After watching the heart-breaking documentary “Dark Girls” about how prevalent self-defeating brain-washing is among black people and black women in particular, we found out it’s offering on YouTube for free, and for watching wherever and whenever you want. What if interracial and black women meetup.com groups around the world could watch this and openly discuss it?

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Anti-Semitism Seen as “Pervasive”

You’d think after all the Holocaust movies, all the kids forced to read the “Diary of Anne Frank” (and rightfully so), Americans would know about the Holocaust, know that it must have occured to have video, textual and eye-witness verification. But apparently eating too much junk food erodes brain matter, at least in the US where the school system has been on the skids for decades now.

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Australian Program Explores Interracial Marriages

Having never visited Australia, I can’t really speculate on what it’s like there in terms of diversity and the openness of interracial dating and marriage. Certainly there must be some ethnic diversity there since you have aboriginal natives in the Outback who have been there for quite some time (and again I’m showing my lack of knowledge on Australia).

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Do Chinese Believe That Jews Control the US?

According to a recent piece in TabletMag.com, by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, it is widely believed throughout China that Jews in fact run the United States of America. Jews run the show, dominating mass media and financial markets. The author goes on to state that popular books line Chinese bookstore shelves on how to make money the ways Jews do,

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6 Lessons Learned from Interracial Dating

I recently came across a post on a site called I Am Not the Nanny.com. Yeah, I don’t get the joke, either, but I enjoyed the piece on interracial dating and agreed with much of it. Anyone who dares to date, (much less open themselves up emotionally and intellectually to the point where they can fall in love) outside their “race”

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Should We Celebrate Interracial Relationships?

A recent article in The Voice has two differing opinions on the topic (and question at hand).

The first black woman answers that “no” interracial relationships are not to be celebrated at all, even going so far as to indicate that said relationships make her “blood boil,” (which sounds pretty intense if you think about what it would take to boil your blood although we know she doesn’t mean it literally).

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Was Opposition to Interracial Marriage Motivated by Christianity?

Good question!

In this brief article, the author posits that opposition to interracial marriage was (at least to some extent) motivated by Christian propaganda, citing the books Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America by Renee Romano and Tell the Church I Love my Wife: Race, Marriage and Law – An American History by Peter Wallenstein and Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance by Rachel Moran;

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V. Stiviano’s Interracial Revenge Porn Video Offer

Reportedly, V. Stiviano, the alleged mistress for racist Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was offered a considerable amount of money to star in a revenge interracial porn flick, with the details somewhat sketchy (big surprise).

If you’d like to learn more details on the dirt, here’s the link.

As far as Sterling is concerned,

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