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Reversing roles typically held by women of color with white women — and vice versa.

A photo essay “Let’s Talk About Race” by photographer Chris Buck that is featured in  O, the Oprah Magazine‘s May 2017 issue on race, included “three photos that flipped stereotypical tropes on their heads . . . [and] depict a complex conversation…

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Trayvon Martin: “Five years ago, a black boy was shot for nothing.”

On the fifth anniversary, Leonard Pitts reflects on the shooting of Trayvon Martin: “Many Americans made him a blank screen upon which they projected their racialized stereotypes and fears. They could not allow him to be a harmless child walking home.

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“13th” Screening and Discussion with Ruha Benjamin, Thursday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.

Princeton Public Library presents Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, who will lead a post-screening discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th.”  Film and discussion will take place on Thursday,January 5, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm….

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Mandatory Microaggression Training at Suffolk University

Those who attended the November 1 Racial Literacy session saw the blog post by an undergraduate who was erroneously charged by her professor with committing plagiarism.  Presenter Dr. Ruha Benjamin showed the post, Academia, Love Me Back, as an example…

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Black girls fight media images

Lewis Duiguid cites a recent study [Muhammad, G. E. & McArthur, S. A. (2015). “Styled by their perceptions”: Adolescent girls’ interpretations of Black girlhood in the media. Multicultural Perspectives, 17(3), 1-8.] that “shows how stereotypical media images affect black girls’ sense of themselves…

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