Posts Tagged as ‘discrimination’

b-activists: New children’s book reminds us that we all have immigrant pasts (see authors read in NYC!)

One part of childhood everyone remembers are their favorite books; the characters, the story, and the lessons they taught. The new children’s book Davy Brown Discovers His Roots, by Keely Alexander and Velani Mynhardt Witthöft seeks to add a modern twist to the pool with a story about diversity and immigration. Davy tells the story [...]

August 21, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Japanese video game says yes to raping women, Equality Now (and Breakthrough) say no way

… but unfortunately Japanese PC company Illusion, thinks otherwise. Their game “RapeLay” allows players to virtually commit sexual assault on women, from gang rape to stalking to forced abortions. While spokespeople for Illusion claim that “RapeLay” caters to the interests of the domestic market and does not sell their products overseas, the game has nevertheless [...]

May 13, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

b-days: Albert Jean Amateau

Today’s Date: April 20, 2009 Claim to Fame: Amateau, an immigrant of Jewish descent from Turkey, worked diligently on behalf of the under-represented in America during his time. Just to name a few of the HUGE things he did: He created and directed a voter registration drive among immigrants from all backgrounds. As head of [...]

April 20, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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