Archive for June, 2007

Majoring in Minstrelsy: White Students, Blackface and the Failure of Mainstream Multiculturalism

Sometimes you just have to ask, “What the f*&% is wrong with you?” I’ve been asking this question a lot lately, given the almost monthly reports that white college students at one or another campus have yet again displayed a form of racist ignorance so stupefying as to boggle the imagination. For some, it means [...]

Home Runs, Heroes and Hypocrisy: Performance Enhancement in Black and White

Published in Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2007 Within a matter of several weeks, it is a virtual certainty that Barry Bonds will become the all-time home run king of Major League Baseball. When this moment arrives, survey data suggests that the majority of white baseball fans will yell and scream at their televisions and [...]