The Odor of Mendacity

May 28, 2012

Tags: racism in america, white women and black women, the help, kathlyn stockett, delorys welch tyson, african americans, 1964 civil rights act

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipvQEuRsdOs

Although we lived in the North, my family maintained property in both Mississippi and Alabama for generations. My mother’s family originates in Alabama and my Dad’s family, Mississippi. Although my two brothers and I were born and raised in New York City, we spent most (more…)

DRIVING IN THE DARK

May 23, 2012

Tags: franch drivers licence, living in france, bad manners, delorys welch tyson

This is a reprint of a Blog I wrote last year at the beginning of the tourist season here in the South:



J’en ai marre !!!!!

The tourist season has officially begun here on the French Riviera. What always arrives with the hordes is the inevitable and harsh criticism of French driving habits.

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DIVIDE AND RULE

May 19, 2012

Tags: caness film festival 2012, sexism inthe film industry, La Barbe, the womens movement, women in hollywood, delorys welch tyson

So, today I rand across this headline:

"CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SLAMMED BY FEMINIST GROUP LA BARBE FOR EXCLUDING WOMEN DIRECTORS"

The feminist group La Barbe which started several years ago in response to the sexist media treatment of Segolene Royal in her race against Nicholas Sarkozy, has taken on one of the most sexist (more…)

ALL UP IN MY KOOL-AID AND DON'T EVEN KNOW THE FLAVA

May 11, 2012

Tags: racism in france, racism in europe, black women in france, delorys welch tyson, expat blogs

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Recently, a person wrote me asking how I handled racism in the South of France. This person claimed they had lived here and found the people extremely racist to the point of driving him out of the country. The writer claimed that they were East Asian and Caucasian.

When I asked him to describe (more…)

Et Voilà

May 7, 2012

Tags: francoise hollande, sengolene royale, election 2012 france, election 2012 USA, delorys welch tyson

François Hollande
Congrats to France's new President!

Bonne courage, Monsieur.

(What else can I possibly say?)