Saturday, August 14, 2010
Beyond the myths of Black student underperformanceBy: Mark Anthony Neal | TheLoop21
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 00:00
As a kid growing up in the Bronx, my friends often said that I sounded white—too much Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family in my daily re-run consumption. I have visceral memories of being outed one day for being a fan of 1970s teen-pop idol Andy Gibb—“you listen to that shit?"
More than half of young women are bullied at school because of how they look, according to a report published today.
Some youngsters miss months of education to avoid their tormentors, according to the survey.
Researchers spoke to girls in England and Wales, between the ages of 15 and 22. They found 56 per cent were abused verbally, physically or online because of their weight, height or hair colour. MORE HERE!
Only one in five of the girls surveyed was happy with her appearance. More than half were bullied at school (posed)
A country that is rich in history, a land that has known great prosperity and despair, a world that is beautiful and full of life yet can be just as raw and difficult to survive in. Egypt is a place that holds the roots of humankind and secrets still undiscovered. Many of the objects we use every day and the use of certain everyday objects originated in Egypt. Objects such as the toothbrush, toothpaste, locks and keys, makeup, combs, wigs, deodorant and scissors. Makeup was used not for beauty but for skin-care; it was mainly used to protect people's skin from the sun's harmful rays. Let's take a look at just five of those objects: More HERE!!
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