Mohandas Gandhi, for one, was not particularly receptive to the idea that minorities always feel like minorities, and his lengthy encounters with Dalits, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Anglo Indians, Buddhists, and Jains persuaded him that the idea of majority and minority is a modern form of political calculus. Nonetheless, he was sufficiently attentive to the turns taken by modern political life to understand that no group can afford to disavow the politics of recognition, and he was unequivocally clear that the litmus test of a democracy must perforce be its treatment of minorities. It is doubtful that more than a handful of nations state, if that many, could today meet that imposing test, and Malaysia now seems to be drawing precipitously close to the point where its entire multicultural edifice is at grave risk..
Bathroom is small but serviceable. There is an in room safe (though, curiously, it’s not secured to the closet and nearly fell on my wife’s foot). The rooftop pool is a very small and narrow one for short laps. Hudson at the 2009 People’s Choice Awards. (Reuters) We’re running out of clever ways to start these posts, so I’ll just spit it out: Kate Hudson is reportedly expecting a baby with her boyfriend, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, making her the eighth celeb to announce a pregnancy in since the beginning of December. Us Weekly reports that Hudson, 31, is 14 weeks into her pregnancy.
App only. Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 on Tuesday or Wednesday. Participating cinemas. [Listen to The Winstons, “Amen, Brother”] As Tricia Rose notes with respect to mainstream American hip hop, breakbeats are very much characterized by an aesthetic of rupture: like the breakdancing that hip hop grooves had accompanied in the early years of the genre’s development, breakbeats vacillate between a smooth, compelling flow that pulls the listener onwards and sudden discontinuities, places where the movement unpredictably halts. Rose argues that this notion of rupture is important to understanding the appeal of rap and breakdancing in the social context from whence it derives. In inner city environments such as the South Bronx, residents do not always have the luxury of knowing that their lives will not be radically altered by interventions from outside, whether in the form of crime, evictions, police brutality or other such eventualities.