race

Review: Destination: Planet Negro

It’s 1939 America and the Black community’s greatest minds are searching for the solution to the “Negro Problem.” One answer? Build a spaceship, fill it with all of America’s Negroes, and fly to Mars, with the help of George Washington Carver’s peanut/sweet potato–based rocket fuel. And, like many plans, this one goes awry. Word gets […]

News That Couldn’t Wait For Sunday

NPR’s Morning Edition offered up a very interesting piece on hidden stereotyping this morning, a report on the subtle effects that unconscious biases play out in every day life. In one study it was found that physicians who exhibited no external signs of bias treated black and white heart attack patients differently.  When shown the […]