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Have you heard of Avater: The Last Airbender? Neither had I until I saw the movie promotions. The Last Airbender is the latest Paramount picture to hit the motion screen. It's famous for it's American cult following who, much like 'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer', are fans of the television series. Why are we taking up the topic of Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Well, my fellow YP4 fellows, I've been doing a lot of experience/searching/thinking about which types of activism I am best suited for.
I wouldn't expect any of you to see the Dance Flick movie, from the previews alone I'm sure many of you wanted to throw up a little. In either case, the bigger issue is the disturbing reemergence of "blackface" in popular film.
January 15th, 2009. 5pm.
Last week I wrote about a certain transformation of mine--one of racial transcendence and of forming bonds of solidarity with African-African Americans. I told you how I overcame my fears about personally interacting with Black people and how I was able to build strong relationships with people I would have otherwise avoided, simply because they were “different” from myself.
Some food for thought... Obama election spurs race crimes around country
'We used to think there was a black community'With her towering afro and radical rhetoric, Angela Davis was one of the iconic faces of black politics in 1970s America.
When I describe my interest in medicine/public health, I make a point to emphasize how this goes beyond my scientific curiosity and into my passion for people, particularly marginalized communities. Intersectionalities such as the crib to prison pipeline/ books v. bars have been supported with substantial evidence.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Facing Race Conference hosted by the Applied Research Center in Oakland, California.
This literally made me choke up again because I shared this experience more times than I care to remember.