Parents outraged after 12-year-old girl called racial slurs as part of slavery reenactment

Parents outraged after 12-year-old girl called racial slurs as part of slavery reenactment

 

What is it about slavery that Americans just can’t let go of? Is it a fond remembrance for “the good old days” when employers held so much power over their slaves they could literally do anything at all and get away with it? Why does it seem so many schools have had similar incidents?

Sign for "colored" waiting room at a...

Sign for “colored” waiting room at a Greyhound bus terminal in Rome, Georgia, 1943. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a link to a recent story (from the Raw Story website) about a little girl apparently forced to participate in some kind of degrading slavery re-enactment, complete with racial slur yelling, discussions about whipping and beatings, even talk about cutting her feet so she couldn’t run away. I don’t know who was involved or to what extent, and I’m sure this is still being investigated (as well it should be).

Wow.

How to Date White Men

How to Date White Men

Just a brief note that a recently-submitted piece sent to WikiHow was approved, called “How to Date White Men if You Are a Black Woman.”

Interracial

Um….yes ma’am.

To many this seems like a no-brainer, but for some out there, it isn’t. Here’s a link to the piece.

Interracial Marriage on the Slide

According to this piece, interracial marriage continues to decline.

Are you surprised? In a culture where it’s still largely forbidden and frowned upon to marry someone who does not resemble an immediate family member, interracial marriage is not acceptable. It’s okay to date (because you might break up and there’s no legal committment), but marriage is a no-no, still.

It takes courage to marry someone others disapprove of, and most people break under the pressure; and that’s why interracial marriage is on the decline, although interracial dating is fine.

The question to me is, is this piece linked to above accurate?

Happy Loving Day!

Happy Loving Day! (Photo credit: celestehodges)

Maori and Pakeha ‘united through love’

Maori and Pakeha ‘united through love’

There’s a new book out about interracial love among New Zealand Maori and Pakeha.

Interracial love spanning generations and geographical distances in the new book by author Angela Wanhalla, called “Matters of the Heart.”

As we haven’t had time to review the book yet, here’s a link to the piece for anyone interested.

English: New Zealand Maori rowing ceremonial c...

English: New Zealand Maori rowing ceremonial coreography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)