It seems a strange paradox when a fast-spitting, mouthy rapper is reluctant to do what he does best – talk – particularly when the rapper is as outspoken and controversial as Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator.
MOST Americans know the first Americans only by cliché.
The spectacular success of Indians in the U.S. smashes old stereotypes and adds a dash of spice to the American melting pot By ANTHONY SPAETH When Manoj Night Shyamalan was growing up in suburban Philadelphia, his parents–both immigrants from India, both physicians–didn’t hesitate to pile on the pressure
There are two things sports fans love to hate, and the first is the epidemic of selfishness and greed: ball-hogging superstars who care only about their stats and their paychecks, teams that don’t play defense and don’t play like teams, owners with no commitment to winning and no sense of loyalty. Fortunately, the National Basketball Association has a team that defies those stereotypes.
“Mommy, I want to be white.” Imagine my wife’s anguish and alarm when our beautiful brown-skinned three- year-old daughter made that declaration. We thought we were doing everything right to develop her self-esteem and positive racial identity.
The uprisings sweeping the Arab world haven’t only toppled dictatorships. Gone, too, are the old stereotypes of Arab women as passive, voiceless victims.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says those who question whether he has power in his country are going by “stereotypes” and “stigmas.” “In our country, where there’s so much red tape, nobody would even lift a finger without me signing a paper first, even if they have different opinions about who’s in charge,” Medvedev told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” in an exclusive interview airing Sunday. “That’s an absolutely clear thing for anyone who wants to sort out this issue.” The president was responding to suggestions that he may be serving as a ceremonial facade while all the power remains with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the former president.