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July 24, 2005 | Erin Aubry Kaplan, Erin Aubry Kaplan last wrote for the magazine about the African aesthetic in the spring 2005 fashion collections.
In these days of polarizing, pulverizing debates that make it almost impossible to describe what it means to be African American anymore, I find myself better off simply describing a day in my life: I drive to Locke High School to teach a poetry workshop to a group of 10th-graders.
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November 16, 2008 | Michael Eric Dyson
By any measure, this is a monumental day in our nation's history. African Americans are rightly proud. The brutal facts of black existence -- slavery, segregation and the stunting of social and political ambition -- have dashed the hopes of black progress time and again. The election of Barack Obama symbolizes the resurrection of hope and the restoration of belief in a country that has often failed to treat its black citizens as kin. We should not be seduced by the notion that Obama's presidency signals the end of racism, the civil rights movement, the struggle for black equality or the careers of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
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November 16, 2008 | Michael Eric Dyson
By any measure, this is a monumental day in our nation's history. African Americans are rightly proud. The brutal facts of black existence -- slavery, segregation and the stunting of social and political ambition -- have dashed the hopes of black progress time and again. The election of Barack Obama symbolizes the resurrection of hope and the restoration of belief in a country that has often failed to treat its black citizens as kin. We should not be seduced by the notion that Obama's presidency signals the end of racism, the civil rights movement, the struggle for black equality or the careers of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
MAGAZINE
July 24, 2005 | Erin Aubry Kaplan, Erin Aubry Kaplan last wrote for the magazine about the African aesthetic in the spring 2005 fashion collections.
In these days of polarizing, pulverizing debates that make it almost impossible to describe what it means to be African American anymore, I find myself better off simply describing a day in my life: I drive to Locke High School to teach a poetry workshop to a group of 10th-graders.
BOOKS
November 12, 1995
Michael Eric Dyson's review of Colin Powell's book ("My American Journey," Sept. 24,) was meritorious, capturing much of the substance and passion expressed in the book, especially as it relates to Powell's personal philosophy that did not allow him to experience racism as a formidable enemy. As is true for most Americans of African descent, and it was a mix of good fortune and skill that enabled him to become successful, in his case as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. and serve four presidents, But Dyson fell into the stereotyping trap that compelled him to call Powell a moderate--not a liberal, not a conservative--a moderate who is likely to look like and vote with conservatives.
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March 26, 1995 | Natasha Tarpley, Natasha Tarpley edited the recently published "Testimony: Young African-Americans on Self-Discovery and Black Identity" (Beacon)
We get tired of going to classes and having white students discuss things they don't know about, while we take a back seat and remain quiet. . . . When we came in the first day and saw how many white students were signed up for this (seminar on Malcolm X) , we had a decision to make. . . . We could either do like we usually do, and just say 'forget it,' because they weren't going to understand us anyway, or we could take charge and be the ones to set the pace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Elizabeth Maguire, 47, a publisher of noted wit and passion who in a 25-year career worked with historians, theologians and other nonfiction authors, died April 8 of ovarian cancer at a hospice in New York City, the Perseus Books Group announced Monday. Since 2002, Maguire had served as publisher of Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus.
MAGAZINE
August 21, 2005
What an unfortunate shame that both writer Erin Aubry Kaplan and professor Michael Eric Dyson don't seem to understand what Bill Cosby has passionately expressed ("These People," July 24). From my perspective, Cosby cares deeply about his "people," and he's frustrated and embarrassed by the bad, uneducated behavior exhibited by many of his brethren. Sometimes when we care and are frustrated, emotions come out as anger, and we scold and lash out . . . it's that simple. I admire Cosby's courage in this world of political correctness, where the majority of people are afraid to criticize certain groups for fear of being labeled racist.
OPINION
April 9, 2008
Re "The true King," editorial, April 4 In criticizing the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' resolution declaring a 40-hour moratorium on violence, The Times fails to mention that it was specifically directed at gang-related homicides. During another crisis, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The country needs, and unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
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BOOKS
November 12, 1995
Michael Eric Dyson's review of Colin Powell's book ("My American Journey," Sept. 24,) was meritorious, capturing much of the substance and passion expressed in the book, especially as it relates to Powell's personal philosophy that did not allow him to experience racism as a formidable enemy. As is true for most Americans of African descent, and it was a mix of good fortune and skill that enabled him to become successful, in his case as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. and serve four presidents, But Dyson fell into the stereotyping trap that compelled him to call Powell a moderate--not a liberal, not a conservative--a moderate who is likely to look like and vote with conservatives.
BOOKS
March 26, 1995 | Natasha Tarpley, Natasha Tarpley edited the recently published "Testimony: Young African-Americans on Self-Discovery and Black Identity" (Beacon)
We get tired of going to classes and having white students discuss things they don't know about, while we take a back seat and remain quiet. . . . When we came in the first day and saw how many white students were signed up for this (seminar on Malcolm X) , we had a decision to make. . . . We could either do like we usually do, and just say 'forget it,' because they weren't going to understand us anyway, or we could take charge and be the ones to set the pace.
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July 24, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Chelsea Clinton's wedding; Bill Clegg. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Race in America: Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley Law School; John McWhorter. President Obama and the business community: Mort Zuckerman; Steve Forbes. 6 and 9 a.m. CNN CBS News Sunday Morning Wayne Newton. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Fareed Zakaria GPS Afghanistan and Pakistan: U.S. special representative Richard C. Holbrooke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2000
Re "The Tragic Abuse of King's Famous 34 Words," Opinion, Jan. 16: Michael Eric Dyson's argument against employing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of equality in his "I Have a Dream" speech for the dismantling of affirmative action by conservatives would have been better served by merely citing other of King's writings that supported affirmative action in the interests of realizing racial equality. This he does at the end of his article, but only after he has offered the dubious argument that "universality" was chiefly an ideological concept used by black civil rights advocates to advance black interests.
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