Moral and Economic Costs of Slavery on the Diane Rehm Show

NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show had an informative discussion today about the “Moral and Economic Costs of Slavery,” building on the new film “12 Years a Slave.” You can listen the 55-minute segment here.

Costume Flow Charts and Analysis

Costume Flow Charts and Analysis

Each of the last couple of years, Halloween time sees a number of flow charts getting passed around through social media helping people answer the question, “Is this costume racist?” These are helpful to an extent, and usually add enough humor to help them spread. But their medium limits their analysis. Jenée Desmond-Harris has contributed
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Antiracism Training: Still time to register! But not much….

Antiracism Training: Still time to register! But not much….

For anyone who lives in or can get to northern Indiana in two weeks, we still have spaces available for the Damascus Road Antiracism Analysis Training in Goshen. Please spread the word around.

On Not Being Defensive

On Not Being Defensive

In an Open Letter to the Evangelical Church, Asian American evangelicals say that racism must stop. They lay out some examples in recent years of particularly offensive and publicized racial stereotyping of Asian cultures, and add  “Although it is beyond unfortunate that these incidents happened at all, in many cases the reactions from the parties
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It’s That Time of Year Again

It’s That Time of Year Again

In case you thought that Halloween costumes that play on racist stereotypes were just a thing for 8-year-olds and college students, Sociological Images reminds us that they are for your pet also. Here’s a campaign for college campuses declaring that “We’re a Culture, Not a Costume.”

Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Here’s an analysis of Western media coverage of the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the face for speaking out in favor of girls’ education. Is the West’s interest in Ms. Yousafzai (who is definitely an incredible young woman) largely because she is a “helpless,” young, brown girl whom Western governments can “save” from the
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