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Terry Gilliam Rips Into #MeToo, and That's Not All

The Monty Python alum says Harvey Weinstein's victims made 'choices'

(Newser) - Terry Gilliam, offensive? The Monty Python alum seems to relish the role, smiling as he tosses off explosive opinions—and his latest Independent interview is no different. "People work so hard to be offended now," says the 79-year-old. "I don't know why I'm doing it....

Democrats Had a Diverse Field, Then the White-Man Surge

Last 11 are straight white guys, and Nate Silver wonders about a 'certain type of privilege' at play

(Newser) - Just a few months ago, straight white men were a minority among Democrats' 2020 candidates. In fact, as Nate Silver points out at FiveThirtyEight.com , only one such guy (John Delaney) even existed among 11 major candidates. Since then, however, things have changed in a big way. The last 11...

School Offers Course in 'Angry White Males'

The University of Kansas delves into the topic

(Newser) - Want to learn more about the angry white male? Head to the University of Kansas, where a course called "Angry White Male Studies" is slated for next school year. The course catalog says it will delve into the history of angry white men beginning in the US and Britain...

Don Lemon's 'White Men' Comment Sets Off a Furor
Don Lemon's 'White Men'
Comment Sets Off a Furor
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Don Lemon's 'White Men' Comment Sets Off a Furor

CNN anchor calls them the nation's 'biggest terror threat'

(Newser) - Don Lemon of CNN is courting controversy this week with an assertion that white men pose the "biggest terror threat" in the US. And when his comments entered wide circulation, Lemon followed up with stats that he says prove the point in "overwhelming" fashion. It all comes in...

Feds Accuse Oracle of Paying White Men More

And of favoring Asians for tech roles: DOL lawsuit

(Newser) - Oracle provides contracting services for the feds via its cloud computing software, resulting in "hundreds of millions" of dollars in government contracts, per a Labor Department release. That means the tech company has to adhere to federal nondiscriminatory hiring practices, which a DOL lawsuit announced Wednesday says has not...

Should We Be Profiling White Guys?

 Should We 
 Be Profiling 
 White Guys? 

Should We Be Profiling White Guys?

Not necessarily, but we need to discuss why conservatives won't: David Sirota

(Newser) - David Sirota went on MSNBC yesterday and pointed out that no one really wants to profile American mass murderers, because most of them are white men—the only group that "our political system avoids demographically profiling or analytically aggregating in any real way," because white males hold a...

Why Have 25 out of 26 'Sexiest Men' Been White?
Why Have 25 out of 26 'Sexiest Men' Been White?

Why Have 25 out of 26 'Sexiest Men' Been White?

It's time for 'People' to diversify: Tricia Romano

(Newser) - Forget how outraged you are that Ryan Gosling was once again not deemed the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People: There's a real controversy here, and it has nothing to do with the Gos. In 26 years of choosing a sexiest man, the magazine has selected white guys 25...

Lives Get Shorter for Less Educated Whites
 Lives Get Shorter for 
 Less Educated Whites 
study says

Lives Get Shorter for Less Educated Whites

For those with no high school diploma, it drops 4 years

(Newser) - The life expectancy of less educated whites decreased dramatically between 1990 and 2008: Four years on average, with three for men and a whopping five for women, a study finds. "We’re used to looking at groups and complaining that their mortality rates haven’t improved fast enough, but...

Hey, GOP: Make Mitt Your Last Bland White Guy

Time for party to win over youth, Latinos: Jonah Goldberg

(Newser) - For this election, Mitt Romney will do: After the hype surrounding candidate Obama, America's ready for "the bland Mr. Fixit type." Afterward, however, the GOP needs to stop kidding itself and get young and Hispanic voters on board, writes Jonah Goldberg in the Los Angeles Times . But...

New Scholarship for White Guys Only

'I felt excluded' from funds, founder says

(Newser) - Texas has a new scholarship for that most flailing of demographic segments: white guys. The fund is the brainchild of an Iraq war veteran who couldn't find money to go back to school—but found plenty for women and other minorities. "I felt excluded," says Colby Bohannon. "...

Interracial Love Is the Answer for Black Women
Interracial Love Is the Answer for Black Women

Interracial Love Is the Answer for Black Women

Authors: Lonely, educated women should give white guys a look

(Newser) - "Black women are in market failure," says Karyn Langhorne Folan, a black woman married to a white man and the author of a new book urging others to follow her lead. "The new market is men of other races," explains Folan, who joins a growing chorus...

White Philly Cop Busted Down to Desk for Cornrows

Hair didn't look 'professional,' though several black officers wear cornrows

(Newser) - A white Philadelphia police officer with cornrows was ordered by a black superior to cut his hair and was temporarily busted down to desk duty because of the braids, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. Thomas Strain was ordered to cut his hair to look more "professional," even though...

Older White Men Take Big Hit From Recession

Middle-aged workers hurt as unemployment hits 70-year high

(Newser) - Typically it’s the young who lose their jobs in a recession, but not in the current slowdown. Aging white workers at the theoretical peak of their earning power are losing their jobs this time around—and they can’t find new ones, USA Today reports. The jobless rate for...

Hey GOP: 'White Male' Is an Identity, Too

(Newser) - Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation is in the bag, but this week's hearings have a real value, writes Eugene Robinson: They are exposing the Republican Party's "refusal to accept the basic principle of diversity." For the Washington Post columnist, the anger surrounding the judge's "wise Latina" remark rests...

Sunday Morning Shows: Parade of the White Dudes

Morning talk doesn't show as much diversity as the nation does

(Newser) - As women and minorities increasingly head up the US government, Face the Nation isn't showing a very accurate sample of the nation's faces anymore, and This Week is looking more like Last Century. Across the Sunday morning political shows, 80% of the guests are white, and 80% are men, reports...

Obama: Can He Make White Men Jump?
Obama: Can
He Make White
Men Jump?

Obama: Can He Make White Men Jump?

Failure to woo subset turned key states to Hillary, pundits say

(Newser) - White men have become key swing voters in the Democratic race, the Washington Post reports, and Barack Obama has failed to woo them. His success with the subset in Wisconsin and Virginia was a major breakthrough, pundits say, but he couldn't make white men jump in Texas and Ohio—turning...

Poll Sees Texas Dead Heat, Slight Clinton Lead in Ohio

Races close ahead of March 4 primaries

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are running neck and neck in Texas, while Clinton holds a significant but tenuous lead in Ohio, according to a Washington Post-ABC News Poll. Heading into the crucial March 4 primaries, Clinton leads Obama 48% to 47% in Texas, and 50% to 43% in Ohio...

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