Survey says: … That nasty stench of anti-China bias that’s been going around didn’t just magically appear. Three things that leaped out at me:
The survey found that more Americans were uncomfortable voting for an Asian-American to be president (24 percent of those surveyed) than for a candidate who was African American (15 percent), a woman (14 percent) or Jewish (11 percent).
The survey, done by interviewing 1,216 Americans at least 18 years old by telephone randomly across the country, found that many of the attitudes toward Chinese-Americans were applied to Asian-Americans generally because most non-Asian Americans did not differentiate between the two.
According to the survey, 91 percent of Americans believe Chinese-Americans have strong family values, 77 percent said they were honest as business people and 67 percent said they placed a high value on education.
Yet 24 percent of those surveyed said they would not approve of intermarriage with an Asian-American.
Talkin’ ’bout: … my generation. X, that is. Y? Y not?
A primer on homonics: … Dean provideth.
Get your freak on!: … and no, sad to say, I don’t mean that hot-to-death Missy Elliott track (RealPlayer audio / RealPlayer video). For those of you following along at home, it’s bing, boing, bong, bang a-lang and boom. (Or just go here and study the posts with “freak” in the headline.)
Into my hot little hands: … this book fell today. I was just wishing I had a copy a couple of days ago.
Europe founded by a few Africans: … way back in the dizzay, and like Starmama says, it’s worth further study.
I’m going to Miami/Welcome to Miami: … or maybe things have changed from what Will Smith said.
“Back some years ago, we talked about white flight. Now I call it black flight … There are going to be very few blacks in the city of Miami at the alarming rate they’re losing them.”
One Mississippi, two Mississippis: … “Black people are so forgiving,” she said, “and so willing to look for the good in people, that I think they just thought white people would [go to the polls] and do the right thing.”
Seventy-five years after the Civil War, novelist William Faulkner captured revisionism’s powerful grip on the Southern mind. Colonel Sartoris, a character in several Faulkner novels and short stories, is asked why he fought for the Confederacy. Sartoris replies simply: “Damned if I ever did know.”
Jay Leno-ish news headline: … over at Tastes Like Chicken.
The new black: … won’t ever be white.