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Wednesday Link Extravaganza

Many times I come across articles or discussions that i’d like to point to, but don’t want to clutter up the blog with one every five minutes. Instead, I’m going to do twice-weekly link roundups. If I find I need to, it’ll be daily (say in the morning). We’ll see how this goes for a while.

Man arrested for ‘stealing’ own car – What I’d really like to see come of this is a huge settlement, some firings, and a beat down. I fear that only the first is likely to happen, and even then… [Source]

This post about Storm, Black Panther, X-Men comics, and racism is really inteesting. Unfortunately the wank in the comments is mostly deleted. Boo deleted wank! I don’t read comics regularly, but Storm has always been one of my favorite characters.

A Girl Like Me, a 7 minute documentary by Kiri Davis, 16, Urban Academy.

I wanted to make a film that explored the standards of beauty imposed on today’s black girls. How do these standards affect her self-esteem or self-image. Through making this film I learned a lot about where some of these standards might stem from.

This is a very powerful little film. It made me really sad for us us black girls.

(found on LJ Sex and Race)

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