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Study: Middle Eastern actors ignored, stereotyped by TV

LOS ANGELES – Actors and characters of Middle Eastern and North African descent are either ignored by TV or stereotyped, according to a new study. The few such actors who …


Christine M. Flowers: It’s stupid to paint all Trump backers as fools

A lot of people out there are tired of being called stupid, whether directly to their faces or indirectly with the raised eyebrow of the highbrow.


‘They wanted Apu’: Kal Penn shares demoralizing memories from his early career

A lot of people first became acquainted with Kal Penn after he starred as a stoner with a serious case of the munchies in the cult classic “Harold & Kumar …


Little girls doubt that women can be brilliant, study shows

Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe …


Sue Lani Madsen: We can’t all be Christmas angels

When I was in the sixth grade at Jefferson Elementary, we still had public school Christmas pageants. The grand finale was a Nativity tableau. We sang traditional Christmas carols and …


Kate Peterson: Nothing funny about reinforcing stereotypes

Students shouldn’t be learning that it’s okay for a man to make jokes about women as sex objects, bad drivers or emotional manipulators.


North-central Idaho school boards consider mascots

LEWISTON, Idaho — Two school boards in north-central Idaho say they’re researching the history and current public opinion of their school mascots after receiving letters from the Nez Perce Tribe …