stereotypes

Race, Perceptions and Stereotypes

Race, Perceptions and Stereotypes

Some interesting social science research on race, perceptions and stereotypes and how they play into white supremacy and internalized oppression/inferiority. Highlights from an NPR story (listen to the story or read the transcript at the link): SAPERSTEIN: If someone went from being employed to being unemployed, or being out of prison to being in prison, or
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Prepare for Thanksgiving Stereotypes and Myths

Prepare for Thanksgiving Stereotypes and Myths

It seems that once we finish dealing with racial caricatures on display for Halloween, we have the annual (U.S.) Thanksgiving-related caricatures of Native people. Rather than waiting until you need to correct the problems at your kid’s school (for those who have kids), you can be proactive in providing information about how harmful stereotypes are
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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.”

Kids Know Gender Stereotypes – and Can Make Change

A couple things making the rounds of the Interweb these days have to do with gender stereotypes in children’s books marketed for boys and girls separately. Such as: (see Constance Cooper, who includes a list of the revealing table of contents of each) and (see @CratesNRibbons). There’s nothing new about this. There are dozens of pink
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