Racist Theme Parties, New Citizenship Tests, Dropping Cake, and other news from blogosphere

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Some posts from around blogosphere from the last week:

Texas Fraternity To Throw Racist Theme Event (¡Para Justicia y Libertad!):

More racist theme parties, here we go again. I received an email informing that a UT Austin fraternity is planning to have a “Cholo/Ghetto Mexican” Rush Eventwhere participants are to dress up and act as “Cholos” or “Ghetto Mexicans.”

New Citizenship Test (Asian-Nation):

You might have heard that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or ‘INS’) will be implementing a new and expanded test that each immigrant is required to pass in order to earn U.S. citizenship. As the New York Times reports, the new test is the first major overhaul in more than 20 years

Call to Action: Another Racialized Arrest at School (Oh No a WoC PhD):

[…] A young black woman was attacked by a Knight High School security guard in Palmdale, CA, for not sufficiently cleaning up the floor after dropping a piece of birthday cake on it.

ROCK OF BLASIAN: Black Kids (Disgrasian):

[…] Black Kids are an unsigned Jacksonville, FL band who’ve been compared to My Bloody Valentine, The Go! Team, and The Cure, and after playing a killer show at the Athens Popfest […]

Indian American Newspapers Compete in Houston (Hyphen):

The Houston Chronicle reports about the flourishing of Indian American newspapers in Houston, which has a huge South Asian population. In fact, there are three Indian American newspapers based in Houston, along with other smaller magazines.