Different Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity

In Different Racisms, Matthew Salesses explores the unique racism Asian Americans face, including the model minority myth, the impact of Jeremy Lin’s fame on Asian American representation in nation…

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8 Questions Interracial Couples Are Tired Of Hearing

As the “white” half of a Japanese-American couple, I noticed some of the same questions keep popping up again and again. After a quick chat with some other interracial couples, I realized my experiences were not unique.

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Earth To Some Black Women: Dating a White Man is Not a Science Project | Clutch Magazine

“Sorry to break it to you ladies but men are men and that asshole you’re dating comes in many shades. Since when does “finding you a white guy” mean that you won’t run into the same problems as you did before? I promise you it’s a beautiful world once you stop stereotyping and start enjoying the different types of people the world has to offer. Rather than finding your “white man,” strive to find a “better” man…”

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Race in Young Adult Lit: Wake Up & Smell the Coffee-Colored Skin, White Authors!

In a new series entitled Y.A. for Grownups, The Atlantic Wire posted an article exploring The Ongoing Problem of Race in YA. Like the title states, race in YA isn’t a new problem, nor is it going a…

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Trayvon Zimmerman

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“George Zimmerman ruined not only the Martins’ lives, but his own. He may not be in jail now, but he will surely be imprisoned for the rest of his life. And it is not because he is “evil” or “racist” (he may or may not be those things, I don’t know), but because his choices that night were constrained by a corrupt and violent culture that severely limited his “choices.” -Brett Russell Coleman

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Does Justin Timberlake Benefit From Being White In A Black Musical Style?

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I just read an excellent piece that captures the strange situation of blacks liking artists like Justin Timberlake, who I, like the author of the piece, really like. I think Timberlake is a supreme…

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White People With Dreadlocks

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“One of my guilty pleasures is to browse the net, looking for gorgeous pics of people with dreadlocks. I had always been exposed to people of all cultures who grew dreadlocks and I’ve never seen any problem with people wearing them, regardless of their race.”

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STAR – Educational No-Nos

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“Holding pow-wows, or any other pretend event based on stereotypes, without any Native people there to moderate the (mis)use of their culture, is nothing short of appropriation and even racism. Some teachers say, “Its so harmless and so cute!” It is VERY harmful to Native children who feel their culture is being mocked and undermines important ceremonies of a thriving culture. Even worse, Native students who complain to their teachers are often punished for speaking up about how they feel.

These pictures may seem innocuous enough to those who have no understanding of Native cultures, but imagine schools hosting an event where all the children pretend to be Jewish or African-American. Imagine if you asked your students to make up Jewish or Black names for themselves, for them to dance around, and make funny Black or Jewish noises. If you have a question about whether or not an activity is suitable, ask us.”

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