'Why White Women Are Winning' Controversy Continues, Study Finds SAT Exam Is Racially Biased and More

In today's link roundup: We follow the latest in the "why black women aren't married" debate that won't die, examine the SAT exam's racial bias and contemplate whether one should have to pass a test to braid hair.

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"Why White Women Are Winning" controversy continues: An Uptown magazine op-ed argues that because white women have a greater selection of partners, a culture that values marriage and life plans that include finding a mate, they are "winning" when it comes to matrimony (and black women need to take note). We pretty much dismissed it as a silly piece based on assumptions and stereotypes that don't hold water, but people are still taking about it. SisterToldja of MadameNoire makes a compelling case that the entire argument is a losing one (specifically, a cross between gross generalizations and bad advice). Other bloggers thought the piece provided an opportunity for introspection, and Bossip commenters have been going at it for days. Weigh in on the conversation, if you can stand it.

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New Tupac interview footage: The BVX is displaying clips of footage of Shakur being interviewed at the Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995. It's from the DVD Tupac Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes. The interview promises to offer "a glimpse inside the mind of the enigmatic artist whose music is, in his own words, 'all about life.' "

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Does the SAT have a racial bias? The exam is called everything from a "white preference test" to a poor predictor of college success in this article exploring issues surrounding recent Harvard-study findings that "SAT questions in the verbal section favored white students by using language with which they were more familiar compared to other non-white groups."

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Should you need a license to braid hair? The Atlanta Post reports that the state of Utah thinks so, but the state's Barber, Cosmetologist/Barber, Esthetician, Electrologist and Nail Technician Licensing Board will soon have to argue its rationale in court. Hair braider Jestina Clayton has initiated a lawsuit to challenge the rules. She says they're "born out of an ignorance for the process of hair braiding."

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