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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mr. Spic Goes to Washington: Ilan Stavans: Review

The current political climate has exposed how this country's conversations about race and leadership remain exclusively black and white. The situation demands that a voice chime in to remind people that a third group needs to be reckoned with: brown.

2 comments:

C. Dale said...

This country is so obsessed with black and white that anyone else is rendered black or white just in order for the majority to even consider them. There are parts of this country, some of which I have lived in, where there were no latinos or asians. NONE! If you were latino or asian, the people called you black. The funniest part about this? The brown and yellow peoples are the majority of the world!

bjanepr said...

you know, when my dad lived in alabama, he had to get a drivers license for that state, and what was so interesting to me then (i was a teenager) was that the drivers license had a field for "race" or "ethnicity," in which they marked my dad as white. confused us to no end.