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Nadra Kareem Nittle

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By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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    • Cultural Appropriation in Music: From Madonna to Miley Cyrus Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This overview examines celebrities who have been accused of cultural appropriation because of their behavior, style of dress, music videos and more." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Betty Shabazz Profile Created: Sunday, February 17, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This profile highlights the key moments in the life of Betty Shabazz. Discover what her life was like before and after marriage to Malcolm X." itemprop="description" Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Celebrate Black History Month by indulging in the foods that blacks eat today that have roots in West Africa, such as yams and okra." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      World War II had a tremendous impact on race relations in the United States.
    • What Is a Stereotype? Created: Sunday, November 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      What is a stereotype? Stereotypes are qualities assigned to groups of people related to their race, nationality and sexual orientation, to name a few. Find out why stereotypes should be avoided."
    • Five Famous Slave Revolts Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey and Gabriel Prosser are among the African Americans who planned the most famous slave rebellions in North America.
    • Tips on Developing Racial Sensitivity Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Never has it been more crucial to counter racist behavior by distinguishing politically correct terms from racist terms.
    • Five Terms You Might Not Know Are Considered Racist Created: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      The United States is known for its slang, but some expressions Americans use casually are considered racially offensive. If you want to avoid inadvertently hurting someone with your language, use t...
    • What Is Racism? Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      What is racism, really? Explore the definition of racism. Learn what internalized racism is as well as other forms of racism, such as horizontal racism and reverse racism. Examine examples of racis...
    • Latinos in TV and Film Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      A review of Latinos in Hollywood, including Oscar winners of Hispanic heritage, the Cesar Chavez biopic, Latinos in interracial romance films and common stereotypes about Latinos in Hollywood.
    • Multicultural List of Civil Rights and Social Justice Activists Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A multicultural lost of civil rights activists, including Cesar Chavez, Fred Korematsu, Dolores Huerta and Martin Luther King.
    • An Overview of Cesar Chavez Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn more about Cesar Chavez with this list of background information about his life, his thoughts on organizing, the biopic created in his honor and the campaign to launch a federal holiday in hi...
    • Quotes About Nonviolence Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn more about the philosophy of nonviolence with this list of quotes about the practice adopted by the likes of Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Cesar Chavez.
    • 10 Principles of Nonviolence Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn more about the philosophy of nonviolence with this overview of its tenets.
    • Cesar Chavez Quotes Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A roundup of quotes from labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez about what inspired him to become an activist, how to curb poverty and the power of the farm workers.
    • Cesar Chavez Movie Gets Poor Reviews Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A round up of film review excerpts about the Cesar Chavez movie.
    • 12 Facts About Cesar Chavez Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Boost your knowledge of Cesar Chavez with this list of quick facts about his life.
    • Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day Created: Monday, September 19, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Cesar Chavez changed life for laborers of all ethnic backgrounds with his use of passive resistance to unionize farm workers. Chavez Day is held in a number of states to honor his contributions. This overview provides a history of the holiday, how and where it’s celebrated and the push for a federal observance.
    • Review of Jordan Davis' Killing and Michael Dunn's Trial Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      An overview of Jordan Davis’ killing, Michael Dunn’s trial and their influence on race relations in the U.S.
    • George Zimmerman’s Arrests and Missteps After His Acquittal Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      A Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in July 2013 for killing black teenager Trayvon Martin the year before. Since his acquittal, however, Zimmerman has had various scrapes of the law and continued to be mired in controversy.
    • Michael Dunn Profile Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Biography of Michael Dunn, the man who killed unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis during a disputed over loud music on Nov. 23, 2012.
    • Who Is Michael Dunn? Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Biography of Michael Dunn, the man who killed unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis during a disputed over loud music on Nov. 23, 2012.
    • Reaction to the Michael Dunn Trial Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      A mistrial was declared in the Michael Dunn trial. Here’s how the parents of Jordan Davis, the black teen Dunn killed, civil rights groups and more reacted to the jury’s verdict in the case.
    • The Killing of Jordan Davis Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      An overview of the incidents that led up to Michael Dunn’s killing of Jordan Davis and the trial that followed.
    • Who Is Jordan Davis? Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Biographical details about the life of shooting victim Jordan Davis.
    • Michael Dunn’s Letters and Conversation Reveal Racist Thought Patterns Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      Michael Dunn’s defense team argued that race played no role of his shooting of Jordan Davis, but Dunn’s letters and conversations reveal a series of racist thought patterns.
    • What The Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin Killings Have in Common Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      An overview of what the Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin killings have in common, including the outcome of their cases and the men who killed them.
    • Five Things Martin Luther King Jr. And Malcolm X Had in Common Created: Friday, February 15, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      People often highlight the differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., but the men share much in common as well. This highlights where the men overlap.
    • Is Black History Month Relevant? Created: Sunday, February 14, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      In today’s society, blacks are widely represented in U.S. society. So, is Black History Month still relevant, or worse yet, is it racist? The benefits and drawbacks to celebrating black history may be more complex than you think.
    • A Review of Cultural Appropriation Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Spot cultural appropriation and explore alternatives to it via this review of appropriation in pop culture and the books and blogs that expose it.
    • Books and Blogs About Cultural Appropriation Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Learn more about cultural appropriation with this roundup of noteworthy books, blogs and websites about the persistent phenomenon.
    • What Is Cultural Appropriation and Why Is It Wrong? Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      This review of cultural appropriation offers a definition of the practice, examples of appropriation and quotes about it.

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