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"You know, my last three girlfriends were Asian."

How can somebody on the receiving end of the unfortunate manifestations of Asian fetish ("yellow fever") suck it up and get on with her day/life as best as possible? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Nov 30, 2014 - 30 answers

Children's books that include children of color?

I'm looking for board books that do not just portray white children. Books appropriate for ages 1-4 would be fine, but I'm buying for a 2-year-old so a bit on the simpler side is better. Thank you!
posted by the young rope-rider on Sep 23, 2013 - 47 answers

Exclusive Spaces Primer

I want to know more about the theory and practice of exclusive spaces for groups perceived as oppressed or subaltern, as in exclusively gay spaces, exclusively racialized spaces, trans only spaces, women only spaces, etc. [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Jan 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Why did the KKK form?

A question about why the KKK formed in the first place. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Why blacking up as a Civil Rights pioneer is just not okay

How do I explain to someone in the UK that "blacking up" as Tommie Smith is not acceptable? [more inside]
posted by lumiere on Jul 24, 2012 - 44 answers

Racial Hostility in the Workplace

Co-worker just ended a diatribe about different types of Black people. We want to see consequences for this person. How do we write this report to HR? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jul 6, 2012 - 30 answers

Studies on racism?

Studies on race and racial epithets [more inside]
posted by satyricaldude on Dec 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for race/sex statistics for reality TV shows.

Looking for race/sex statistics for reality TV shows. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Aug 31, 2011 - 12 answers

I'm not racist, some of my best friends are black

This is a question about intelligently discrediting racist defences, with specific regard to the statement "I'm not racist, some of my best friends are black." [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Aug 14, 2011 - 34 answers

Books about cultural construction of beauty?

Books about skin color and beauty standards across cultures? [more inside]
posted by bearette on May 26, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you have a family that talks?

How can we develop the kind of family where things like race and sexuality and other big topics are discussed in an open, healthy, relaxed way? [more inside]
posted by flail on Nov 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Help finding excerpt about diversity and race

Help tracking down a section/chapter/excerpt from a book on diversity, with a title along the lines of "50 things I didn't have to deal with today because I'm white." [more inside]
posted by Roach on Jul 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for racism tests

Do you know of any good tests for racism? I've only found two that seem promising. [more inside]
posted by shetterly on Nov 17, 2009 - 19 answers

You've got to be carefully taught

A friend is teaching a "Multicultural Education and Identity" class in a high-school setting, and asked me for advice, so I'm asking you, hive. I would like a broad spectrum of anti-discrimination educational resources and materials, for ages 12-adult. Interested particularly in racism, classism, able-ism, and privilege. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 4, 2009 - 11 answers

How to deal with a racist boyfriend?

How do I deal with a racist boyfriend? How did you help someone overcome their racism, or did someone help you overcome yours? [more inside]
posted by lblair on Dec 2, 2008 - 55 answers

Critiques of The Black Community

Canofwormsfilter: Help me find fair, well-reasoned books that critique "The Black Community." [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Feb 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Teaching resources about racial concepts: their biological validity and various cultural expressions

I need teaching resources about race: the biology of human "races"; why "race" is not biological but social; how racial categories have shifted over time and place; and related questions on teaching about race? This is as a supplement to reading The Mismeasure of Man in a university "Critical Thinking" class. I need more science and verifiable cross-cultural examples to back up my "there are no biological races" claim. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 5, 2007 - 38 answers

All stereotypers need my help to become better people.

What are some persuasive points to make to help someone realize that stereotyping isn't a desirable way of categorizing people? Say that the person's main argument when you say, "Hey, that's stereotyping!" is, "I'm not saying I hate them; I'm not saying they're bad; I'm just saying they talk loud/don't tip well/act just like that skit on SNL." How also to explain the sometimes subtle difference between saying: "People from this region/culture talk like this," (accents) and "People from this region/culture act like this," (possible stereotype)? I already immediately say that I don't like to hear sweeping comments about particular races/cultures/religions/genders in order to get the person to stop saying that stuff around me (and potentially around others)... but the chance to make a comment that could be thought-provoking is very tempting.
posted by xo on Jul 14, 2005 - 31 answers

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