Sunday, March 11, 2012

LINSanity and Race: Hypersensitivity and Victim-Blaming

Cross-posted from the Rogue Scholars Society

Courtesy of Jerome

They say the beginning is a very good place to start but that will not work here because the 'beginning' starts with me having very little interest in sports and the conversation being too long for one blog post. I rarely watch sports but that doesn't mean I'm unaware of the discussions of race that occur in the arena of sports. There was one such phenomenon that even I have heard about. That phenomenon is Jeremy Lin and the Linsanity that has come with him.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The White Man's Burden and the #Kony2012 Campaign [UPDATE]

By Carlos M. Camacho

Courtesy of Jonathan Ooi

If you have been on Twitter, Facebook, or perhaps Tumblr and other forms of social media you have no doubt heard about the Invisible Children organization's KONY 2012 plan to increase awareness to "Stop Joseph Kony". You may have also read a recent blog post by fellow Rogue Scholar,