Posts Tagged as ‘Racial Justice’

This teen a “terrorist”? Really?

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Like a lot of teenagers you may know, Mansimran is a basketball-loving, Starbucks-drinking, robotics-studying all-American guy. It shouldn’t surprise you that he’s funny, grounded and charming. It should surprise you that sometimes, when strangers see his turban and the color of his skin, they lean out their car [...]

January 24, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

End of summer playlist: Cartoons care about racial justice and safe sex too

Breakthrough is ringing out the end of the summer with our oldies but goodies. If you’re not on the beach, barbecuing, or on a blanket at the park, we hope you’re spending it with us! Check out some of our animations from over the years on immigration and racial justice: 1. Don’t Deport Me, Scotty [...]

August 29, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: SAPP recognizes our own, Mallika Dutt, as “a great philanthropy role model”

We are proud to announce that the South Asian Philanthropy Project (SAPP) has named our very own President and CEO, Mallika Dutt, as “a great philanthropy role model for our community.” SAPP’s New Media Intern, Nancy Gong, interviewed Mallika and recognized her for her achievements not only at Breakthrough, but also at AAPIP, Games for [...]

August 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Anti-choicers use racial history to prevent African American women from exercising their right to choose

Recently, the New York Times did an article about the growing anti-choice propaganda that targets black women. The group, Georgia Right to Life, recently funded billboards with pictures of cute African American babies with the words “Black children are an endangered species. Too many” The idea comes from a conspiracy theory that African American women [...]

March 5, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: The truth about “colorism” and Harry Reid’s comments

If you haven’t heard yet, democratic majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, found himself in hot water last week for saying in John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book Game Change that America could embrace Obama as President because he is “light-skinned… with no Negro dialect.” Now is Reid racist or was this just a pessimistic judgment [...]

January 21, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Tomorrow–sneak preview of two African films

Challenging discrimination and exploring flawed politics is never easy, but that is exactly what Lupita Nyong’o and Judy Kibinge–two up-and-coming Kenyan filmmakers–have done in their respective films. Tomorrow, April 8th, the Global Information Network hosts a sneak preview of these two films, both of which will be screened at this year’s African Film Festival in [...]

April 8, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @studentvoices: Ask yourself: Wrong then, wrong now??

Check out this twitter post from Student Voices: #Immigration debate is old news – Ask yourself: Wrong then, wrong now?? It highlights an interesting video about the history of anti-immigration sentiment in the U.S. (very similar to one of Breakthrough’s videos!), and its presence even today. It got us to really think about how [...]

March 19, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

then & now: racism then and racism now

We found an old photo and then a new photoshopped one. Even with the election of Mr. Obama, do you think we’ve moved past racism?

March 18, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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