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BLACK KIDS, "Partie Traumatic" ?? Letdown of the season: "Partie Traumatic," the awfully titled debut by Jacksonville, Fla., quintet Black Kids, was supposed to be a giddy dance-floor delight that would put the bomp...
"The kid with the curly hair?"

...12-year-old son was experiencing problems in his History class. He repeatedly told us his teacher was racist because "all the black kids, including me, are treated differently." As white parents of four, three who are mixed race, we approached the...
My turn: One school, two campuses

...the letter of the law but would be total and immediate. Sound off on the important issues at Instead of busing some black kids to white neighborhood schools and vice versa, they formatted a single school system where it didn't matter where you...
A child's view of black and white appearance except that one was dark and the other, light. Asked which doll was bad, stupid or ugly, most of the black kids picked the black doll. Asked which was good, smart or pretty, they chose the white one. CNN's study was similar...
Taj Mahal returns to Alaska for performances, fishing

...he said Taj Mahal would need police protection by the end of the year and would be the one to deliver blues to young black kids, turning them on to greats like Muddy Waters, who struggled to resonate with that crowd.As it turned out, things...
Music has lost its meaning

...about it: everything those city fathers and angry men of six decades ago feared has come to pass and then some. The black kids are making babies with the white ones, status quo died of natural causes and penis jokes are at home on prime-time...
White men can jump

...perennially on the short end and there is a dearth of role models to suggest it could ever be otherwise. One often hears black kids speak in ways that suggest they have internalized the inevitability of academic failure in much the same way white kids...
Liking what I know I shouldn't, not loving what I know I should

...indie band I am talking about is Black Kids. They have been a band for less...are black - which makes the name Black Kids pretty subversive and cool. They...In the end I like both albums - Black Kids are a cool group and they will be...
Separation can be a positive thing

...columns on programs that are making a difference for black kids - because it, well, works. Two-thirds of its students...whatever, it's OK to be smart." Which is a reminder black kids growing up in dire places probably need more than most...
Here's to the heroes who helped pave Obama's way

...working-class community. Segregation was de facto. White kids went to schools zoned for white communities, relegating black kids to schools in black communities. The high school I attended was white except for a handful of Asians. In my junior...


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