Hyphen Lynks: Poker Face Edition

August 26, 2009


In cases when white males perpetrate violence the focus is on the psychological portrait of this individual:  family history, childhood, mental health.  Yet when a Muslim woman is killed violently by a Muslim man, we are willing to accept culture as an explanation in a way that would never be satisfactory if the perpetrator were white, just as we tend to look for cultural explanations for teen pregnancy among blacks and Latinos but treat pregnant white teens as individual cases.
  • And finally, Lois Ann Yamanaka checks in about the State of Hawaii's fiftieth birthday this month, and the real issues with 'Bama's citizenship.

I think that was very unemotional, don't you?