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By bibliotequetress - 10/3/12 - 1:48 pm

Salon took a stopwatch to the debate tape and found that Scott Brown spoke 23 minutes and 40 seconds to Elizabeth Warren's 18 minutes and 15 seconds.


By rsiasoco - 4/2/10 - 3:05 pm

A stupid question, but worth asking: Are there any members of the Teabag party who are also people of color? I've tried to find images of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, or Native Americans to no avail. The right's extremely popular wingnuts don't seem to have a place at the table for non-whites. What's up with that?

By rsiasoco - 3/11/10 - 6:52 am

Driving home last night, I caught part of an episode of On Point with Tom Ashbrook. The topic was the 2010 U.S. Census. I've been interested in the forthcoming census (forms will be mailed next week): its dessimination, its implications, and, of course, the breakdown of our nation by race and ethnicity.

Ashbrook nailed the question I want to know most: When will the U.S. be a majority minority country? At what point in the next few years will the scale tip?

By neilv - 2/12/09 - 5:46 am

In 1968, firefighter William Carroll rescued a baby, Evangeline Harper, from a burning building:

A newspaper photograph captured their image - a white firefighter from South Boston with his lips pressed to the mouth of a black baby from the Roxbury public housing development - at a time when riots sparked by racial tensions were burning down American cities.

Over 40 years later, they are reunited.

By adamg - 7/14/07 - 5:07 pm

ESPN has a discussion on the perennial issue.

Via Jay Fitzgerald.

By adamg - 4/6/07 - 9:10 am

Harold M. Clemens discusses fashion role reversals:

... It's weird walking by white boys in unlaced tims, baggy jeans, fat hoodies, and oversized fitteds when I have on dress shoes, soft slacks, and silk dress shirts. I always glance at them curiously as I stroll by and they usually return the favor. It seems like they want to be just like us and we want to be just like them. Maybe it's a good thing- a sign of an impending thorough integration. The only wrench is they dress like us when it's cool, while we dress like them when it counts. ...

By Alaiyo - 1/18/07 - 3:17 pm

"RACE," a play based on the Studs Terkel book of the same name for is playing in Charlestown January 19 through February 3.

The Chicago Sun-Times says:
"Based on the national bestseller, RACE uncovers the true thoughts and emotions of ordinary Americans, both black and white, about this
country's most explosive issue. We see bus drivers, college students,civil rights workers, Klansmen, doctors, interracial couples and many
more struggling with their feelings on affirmative action, drugs,prejudice, and dashed hopes, revealing attitudes that few are willing

By adamg - 1/11/07 - 8:49 am

One of little Tae's favorite board books is Good Night Boston. Her mother begins to wonder about the portrayal of kids in it:

... [T]he asian kids are raising their hands. so is the kid with glasses. and so is the kid in the wheel chair. but that's IT. the other kids of color aren't raising their hands. is this the beginning of the model minority stereotype? in a board book?

and, um, what about the eyes? ...

By adamg - 8/30/05 - 11:38 pm

The Girl, Jewish and white, gets to thinking about the topic when she overhears two women - one on the ground, one on a third-floor balcony - talking about the weekend Caribbean carnival in Franklin Park:

By adamg - 4/29/05 - 6:15 pm

Derek takes a look at that Harvard study on racism in greater Boston and discusses his own experiences as a black man born and raised in Boston, says he is more worried about anti-gay violence than racism, but concludes there is still enough racism out there to warrant some soul-searching by whites:

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