The New York Times

The New York Times Tries Harder

2020-10-08T20:24:23+00:00October 8th, 2020|

THE NEW YORK TIMES TRIES HARDER The New York Times is still afraid of using the terms “biracial” and “multiracial. Readers of this blog know that Kwame Anthony Appiah and I usually see the world of reporting on race differently, but he even he is trying now or perhaps he just slipped up. He wrote: “By the cultural logic, or illogic, of race, Kamala Harris, like Barack Obama, counts both as biracial and as Black. Among major-party vice-presidential candidates, she qualifies as the first Asian-American, the first Indian-American, the first [...]

Will I ever be an equal citizen?

2020-09-22T16:42:12+00:00September 20th, 2020|

Will I ever be an equal citizen? This article was written by Laila Lalmai for The New York Times. It is an excellent article about how Muslims and Arab American have fought unsuccessfully to be recognized as an American classification by the U.S. Government and Census. It reminds me of the struggles of the multiracial population. You can read it at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/magazine/im-a-muslim-and-arab-american-will-i-ever-be-an-equal-citizen.html?referringSource=articleShare

New York Times Q & A

2017-05-03T05:53:11+00:00May 3rd, 2017|

This "The Ethicist" column appeared in the Sunday New York Times. My mother is from Central America. She came to the United States for college and met my American father. I am, therefore, 50 percent Latino genetically, but I don’t identify as Latino. There were (to my regret) no Central American influences in my upbringing — no Spanish language, no Latino relatives, no foods from “the old country.” There was also no discrimination directed at me or my mother (we look “white”). Is it ethical to identify as Latino in [...]

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