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NYT's Separate But Equal Gift Guide

Here's the irony. The New York Times is politically correct enough to call their gift guide their "Holiday Gift Guide" but then proceeds to display the least culturally sensitive guide for people "of color" I've seen in a long long time. Mary Katherine Ham has the full story:

Yes, from our moral and intellectual betters at the New York Times comes the culmination of diversity awareness—the separate but equal holiday gift guide. Mediaite reports:

What I would like to know is who thought this was a good idea? In this year’s NYT’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide there is a section devoted to “Of Color | Stylish Gifts.” From the intro to the section.

"Somali fashion, do-it-yourself henna kits, children’s books that draw inspiration from the lives of Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor: it’s not hard to find gifts created for and by people of color this holiday season. Here are some possibilities."

The section runs along such idea lists as "Frugal Travel," "Chic and Cheerful," and "Cosmetic Enhancements."
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