Monthly Archives: January 2003

Sacramento Bee, Diana Griego Erwin, “Shaq’s ‘apology’ for racist barb at NBA foe Yao doesn’t measure up” […] O’Neal also taunted Irwin Tang, the author of the Asian Week piece that called O’Neal out, saying Tang was a person who “just doesn’t have a sense of humor, like I do.” A typical defensive tack. What […]

UC Berkeley professor John McWhorter is wrong in Suzy Hansen’s “Another shade of black” — short-sighted and facile, if not disingenuous; stacking a fact here and a hopeful thought there and a pop-culture reference nearby and calling it a response. Sure, you can be a wiseguy and reply, “Well, damn, George, isn’t that your M.O., […]

L.A. Times, Erika Hayasaki, “Reading, ‘Riting and Rap” […] Nancy Brodsky, 23, a teacher at Samuel Gompers Vocational Technical High School in New York’s South Bronx, has her ninth-grade students listen to a song by Dead Prez before reading George Orwell’s 1945 fable “Animal Farm,” the classic commentary on the Russian Revolution. The rap song […]