This has been a crazy past couple of weeks if you like having rights

In short: A Texas case challenging whether affirmative action was constitutional according to the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment was reviewed by the Supreme Court. It was sent back to the state appeals court, but the Justices' decisions did indicate that instances where race is considered as a part of someone's college admission would be placed under more…

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My thoughts on the film “Dark Girls”

For the record, I've seen this documentary and attended a luncheon with one of the filmmakers-- D. Channsin Berry--who directed/produced the film with Bill Duke. They're planning to make a follow-up film called The Yellow Brick Road about light-skinned black women. The film was on OWN last night and the social media world was all a-buzz. I didn't re-watch the…

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Diversity, but at what cost?

Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and the Lifetime network have teamed up to give us another serving of salacious Sunday night scandal in a new show called Devious Maids. The show stars some very recognizable Latinas of primetime, including Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) and Roselyn Sanchez (Without A Trace). When I first heard about this show I was shocked. A show…

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Shifting the power of the purse

So I'm late on writing about this, but I think all of the discussion about women being the breadwinners in 40% of American homes is generating a much needed dialogue about gender roles and education in our country. The feminists are saying "duh," and the conservatives are saying that this is the death of the American family. I grew up…

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