Alex Kellogg http://kasu.org en The Changing Face Of Seeing Race http://kasu.org/post/changing-face-seeing-race Let's go back to 1967.<p>That was the year interracial marriage made headlines. Just take the Hollywood classic <em>Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. </em>The<em> </em>film was a new kind of love story for Hollywood. The movie was about a black man who wanted to marry a white woman — a huge taboo at the time.<p>According to a 1968 Gallup Poll, just 20 percent of Americans thought it was OK for a white person to marry a black person. White Americans were far less likely to accept the idea than blacks. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 19:28:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 1144 at http://kasu.org The Changing Face Of Seeing Race Gay Rights Movement Pioneer Dies http://kasu.org/post/gay-rights-movement-pioneer-dies Frank Kameny, a pioneer in the gay rights movement, died Tuesday at 86. In 1957, Kameny was fired from his job as an astronomer for the U.S. government because he was homosexual. He fought his dismissal in court for years and in the 1960s, began picketing outside the White House, calling for equal rights for gays and lesbians. In 2009, the government issued him a formal apology for his firing. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 1055 at http://kasu.org Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks http://kasu.org/post/us-government-opposes-cherokee-nations-decision Every September, the Cherokee Nation celebrates its national holiday. The holiday marks the signing of its first constitution after the Trail of Tears in 1839. The main event, a big parade, features traditional Cherokee music, colorful floats and people singing and dancing in traditional garb.<p>The holiday draws tens of thousands of people to Tahlequah, Okla., the heart of the Cherokee Nation. But this year it was marked by controversy and protests.<p>The Cherokee Nation recently decided to limit its membership to people who can prove they have Indian blood. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:17:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 17 at http://kasu.org Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks