Imagine what it might have been like to
see Jackie Robinson debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The first black
major league baseball player of the modern era was a herald of the civil rights
movement—indeed, he was
Jackie Robinson crossed the color line at Ebbets Field in 1947, many Americans
weren’t ready to see a black man play ball in the same league as white men.
Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against legal
John Steinbeck is familiar to film buffs for the raft of
Hollywood movies based on his novels, including such classics as The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden; and many of us encountered
Steinbeck in a high school or college
Because of the strong connections between Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the job market, unions have always exerted a powerful influence on how the premier job training institution in the state is run. Every one of those unions strongly represented on MATC’s board has a clause in its contract to prevent...
Though at heart he's just a harmless rapping frat boy, G. Love touches on nasty racial stereotypes with disconcerting obliviousness, singing exaggerated send-ups of black music with a mush-mouthed drawl. I kind of hate the guy, but I'll resist making the obvious "damn, so close" joke as I post this snippet from a press release about how he almost lost his voice: After a long, hard tour in J...
Pretend for a moment that you don't remember Don Imus calling the Rutgers women's basketball team a bunch of "nappy headed hoes." Pretend he didn't tell 60 Minutes that he hired a producer to make "nigger jokes." Pretend you don't know who he is. Listen to this. Judge for yourself what un-Imus means to say. You catch that? Here's a transcript: Warner Wolf: Defensive back Adam 'Pacman' Jon...
If millions of people are truly outraged over sexism in politics following the defeat of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, it’s obvious what the next target should be: the brazen denigration of another accomplished woman in public life—Michelle Obama.