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Why White People Probably Hate Talking About Race

September 5, 2015 by


I think your average white American person approaches a race-related/associated subject with both apprehension and anger. Having to respect other races and ethnicities, especially in public and popular mediums like television and/or sporting events, is quickly, rapidly becoming the norm today, much to the chagrin of the average white American. I don’t think it was […]

The Gradual Rise of Filipino/Filipino American Athletes

August 16, 2015 by


One of the pastimes of my childhood in the 1990s America was figuring out who in pop culture was related to, talked about, or was Filipino. Being an early consumer of ESPN and Sportscenter, I would always be on the lookout for that Filipino and/or Asian athlete. Barely on the radar of movies or TV […]

A Response to the Time Article “Why I’ll Never Apologize For My White Privilege”

May 5, 2014 by


Story from Time Original Story from the Princeton Tory Dear Mr. Tal Fortgang, You’ve presented your viewpoint, and personally I wonder how TIME Magazine would even bother posting something ridden with so many logical fallacies and very little evidence to support their points of view. But I’d hazard a guess that TIME Magazine took it […]

How to Curb Your Individual Prejudiced/Racist Biases

February 13, 2013 by


I was watching the Chris Dorner situation just like anyone in the LA area.  My main medium of communication during the day is not necessarily e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or the telephone, but rather a sports message board community. So I took my thoughts there with the hope of seeing something interesting enough to respond to. […]

Race and Leadership: Bears and Bruins Coaching Searches in NFL and the NCAA

January 28, 2013 by


if Lovie was named O’Whitey and had 10 wins at the Catholic School for the blind……he’d be an NFL head coach today! – Dufus McDillweed on the ESPN boards Its almost like fans want to believe in some coaches more than others.  I think that while it may be due in large part to track […]

Elaborating on Beating Stereotype Threat

November 1, 2012 by


I’ve written about Stereotype Threat.  “Stereotype threat” is a fear a student has of confirming a stereotype that adversely perfects the performance of a task.  Example:  women drivers.  Asian drivers.  The black or Latino student in math class. Here’s what I gave as the “solution” to dealing with stereotype threat as it pertains to math […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 8/1/2012

August 2, 2012 by


Today’s Observations Caught a huge swath of the Today Show today after the US Women’s gymnastics team won gold in the team competition. The women’s gymnastics team was the story, as was seeing their parents.  The past few nights we’d seen Aly Raisman’s parents, Jordyn Wieber’s mom, and Gabby Douglas’ mom.  This was the first time […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/31/2012

August 2, 2012 by


Today’s Observations I didn’t remember too much of the Today Show on 7/31, but I did catch bits of Brian Williams’ program discussing some athletes. He said “the focus is in the pool”, that it was a “signature event.”  In my head, I was thinking that it was the only reason “the focus” was in the […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/26/2012

July 29, 2012 by


Today’s Observations: Woke up late today.  Caught only snippets of the Today Show, and the rest I caught up with on the Internet. I watched them interview members of the Women’s and Men’s Water Polo team. Watching the Women’s and Men’s Water Polo team:  It brought on this thought:  I wonder why there’s no such […]

Critical Thoughts on the Racial Composition of Some Popular TV, Movies, Radio in LA

June 27, 2012 by


As I’ve spent more time with my girlfriend the past few months, I’ve been re-immersed back into popular TV and radio. On the radio, its been 102.7 KIIS-FM and the ever-ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest in the mornings. NBC has been the main supplier of my popular TV consumption.  I watch the local news sometimes. Of the […]