Around the Web

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Here are some stories of interest from around the Web:

Know the Reel ‘Tokyo Rose’

Anyone who says the stereotypical portrayals of Asians in American movies has little impact on the culture at-large needs only to look at the 1946 film Tokyo Rose. At the time, it helped shape the false image of Iva Toguri, aka Tokyo Rose, as a manipulative traitor to the American cause.
Black and Hispanic Firefighter Applicants Have Doubled

The Fire Department’s pool of black and Hispanic job candidates has more than doubled since 2002, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday, raising hopes that efforts to hire more minority firefighters might be yielding results.
Bruce Lee Course Karate Chops Its Way to Relevance

Did you know Bruce Lee went to the University of Washington? Apparently, neither do many Huskies—a "crime" the school's comparative history department is trying to solve.
Immigrants coalition criticizes Lou Dobbs for continued racist talk
Anti-racism activists join immigrant advocates to protest fear mongering by anti-immigrant TV pundit Lou Dobb’s anti-immigrant messages fuel fear and rancor, provide no solutions
School cancels play that had racist slur as original title
A widely performed school play has been canceled by officials at a suburban Cincinnati high school after complaints from a local NAACP official. Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" was to be performed by students at Lakota East High School this weekend.