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I don’t think badly of the many Hoosiers who are (IMHO) freaked out by the mind-blowing speed with which traditional views of gays, and a whole lot else, is changing.   53 more words

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Fmr. Okla. Student Apologizes for Racist Chant

For what its worth I completely accept his apology and TOTALLY forgive him. I would think it absolutely unfair for people to judge me based on the stupidest thing I ever did.

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Biracial Beauty Queen Called "Not Japanese Enough"

Tokyo (CNN)A biracial beauty queen in Japan is facing criticism for not being Japanese enough.

Half-Japanese and half African-American, Miss Nagasaki Ariana Miyamoto is the first-ever mixed-race… 83 more words


Madonna: I'm not Jewish, I'm an Israelite - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

She makes an interesting and thoughtful distinction between traditional practices and formal religion.  Not just a Material but an Intellectual Girl!

When asked to what extent would she would characterize herself Jewish? 88 more words


Anti-Robot Protest Held At SXSW

A small group of protesters held signs and handed out t-shirts to protest robots today at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

What did they have against robots you might ask? 623 more words


Professor Peggy Mason on Chicago Tonight

WTTW commemorated Brain Awareness Week by talking with our beloved Professor Peggy Mason (ProfPeg) about prosocial behavior in rats and its implications for human helpfulness.