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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Some Links, An Afronerd Radio Preview, Some Info And A White Guy's Introduction To Pain Because He's African-American.....Technically

First up, this is just a reminder for our supporters/radio listeners, that actor and conservative pundit, Joseph C. Phillips (in the above video) is scheduled to appear on Afronerd Radio this Sunday, May 17th at 7pm ET. We will, of course, discuss his book, He Talk Like a White Boy: Reflections of a Conservative Black Man on Faith, Family, Politics, and Authenticity as well as his political views and latest endeavors in the world of cinema. Next, as it relates to your further edification, check out this latest controversy concerning the trials and tribulations of a White male who is a self-identified "African-American" (in the same vein as actress, Charlize Theron who hails from South Africa) courtesy of UPI.com:

'White African-American' sues med school

NEWARK, N.J., May 13 (UPI) -- A native of Mozambique has sued a New Jersey medical school, saying he was suspended for defining himself in class as a "white African-American."

Paulo Serodio, 45, is of Portuguese descent. But his family has lived in Mozambique for several generations.

He told ABC News that he got into trouble at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark in March 2006 when an instructor, Dr. Kathy Ann Duncan, led students in a discussion, asking them for self-definitions.

Serodio's description of himself upset some other students, and he said Duncan later told him never to call himself an "African-American" again because some others found it "offensive."

Serodio said that he was suspended for unprofessional conduct after he made a similar comment in another class and then wrote an article in the student newspaper trying to explain his ethnic background. He said that other students also harassed him.

"I wouldn't wish this to my worst enemy," he said. "I'm not exaggerating. This has destroyed my life, my career."

I'm not sure what to think about this issue but I will leave it to our informed readers. On the nerd front, check out these photos of what creative gamers can do with their PS3s/Xbox 360s when money and time are no object:

The above Xbox360 is obviously made for someone who is a devotee of the widely popular Halo video game. Again, talk about creativity! The next Xbox modification gives new meaning to my desire for a fresh pair of gators...

Take a close look into the "eye" of this machine. Cool stuff!

And lastly, not to leave the good folks at Sony out of the mix. What stays in Vegas-appears to be a modded Playstation 3:

And for more of clips of the above (top) Affirmative Action debate featuring Mr. Phillips, Dr. John McWhorter (another Afronerd guest from last year), Tim Wise and others, click on the link below:

Intelligence Squared presents a debate on Affirmative Action

Oh and just two more Playstation mods....

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