Today in Post-Race History: Montana Fishburne

Several weeks ago, I had planned on writing the NAACP in an effort to convince them to ceremoniously bury the term post-race the way they did the word nigger a.k.a “the n-word” a few years ago.  Then the whole Shirley Sherrod debacle happened, and I decided that obviously the NAACP’s race card had been suspended, therefore making them barely qualified to issue brown paper bag tests let alone march around some midwestern city long abandoned by industry, singing dirges for problematic words that are just impolite to use.  On Friday, I was glad I put the brakes on becoming pen pals with the NAACP.  I may need to use the term post-race–and not just to be a sarcastic bastard.

July 26, 2010 – August 1, 2010

Granny, Am I “Biracial”?
The Chattanoogan, August 1, 2010

Dress codes stifle student individualism
Tim Brouk, JC Online, August 1, 2010

Mentors make a difference
Karne Sullivan, Charlotte Observer, August 1, 2010

Gang members unite to stop violence
Christina Dickinson, Colorado 9 News, August 1, 2010

The Truth About Beating Black Kids
Jalyce Washington, Harlem Live, July 29, 2010

New Youth Center Merges Church and City
Paul Aranda Jr, EGP News, July 29, 2010

More college students are homeless and hungry
Staff Writer, The Chicago Reporter, July 29, 2010

The Revolution Will Not Be Belted: A Verdict on the Low-Hanging-Pants Debate
Juli Weiner, VF Daily, July 29, 2010

Six schools make AYP gains
Vanessa C. Shortley, News of Orange County, July 28, 2010

Student Achievement Plummets on New York State Exams
Beth Fertig, WNYC New, July 28, 2010

For men of color, health problems linked to location
Viji Sundaram, The Final Call, July 28, 2010

Baltimore County schools edging closer to MSA goals
Alan J. McCombs, Towson Times, July 28, 2010

Educating Black Boys: Hundred-Year-Old Advice Is Still Relevant
Corey Olds, Oakland Local, July 28, 2010

Examining Our Gang Reduction Strategy
Antonio Villaraigosa, Huffinton Post, July 27, 2010

4-H a year-round activity for area youth
Carol Bronson, The Pratt Tribune, July 27, 2010

Obesity Linked to Poor School Performance
Lloyd I. Sederer, Huffington Post, July 27, 2010

Fixing the ugly side of youth sports
Staff Writer, Daily Herald, July 26, 2010

White-black education gap of Louisville youth targeted at community forum
Sean Rose, Curier-Journal, July 26, 2010

Black Church Group Criticizes California NAACP on Marijuana Support
Pharoh Martin, Black Voice News, July 26, 2010

NYC ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy targets Black, Latino youth
Brian Becker, News and Analysis, July 25, 2010

Chicago Public Schools black male suspension rates lead to murdered police officers
Edward Hayes, Chicago Examiner, July 24, 2010