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Hopewell Valley Race and Diversity Discussion Group meeting, February 16, 2018

Want a bright spot in an otherwise grey February? Come to the next Hopewell Valley Race and Diversity Discussion Group meeting, which will be held on February 16th from 6-9pm in Pennington @ St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. 300 South Main…

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‘Least Desirable’? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

“Looking at 2014 data, dating website OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote that user data showed most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities. Similarly, Asian men fell at the bottom…

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A Dangerous Distortion of our Families: Representations of Families, by Race, in News and Opinion Media

Dr. Travis L. Dixon, Professor of Communication and the Communication Alumni Professorial Scholar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of a report for the Color of Change, the national civil rights organization.  “The study analyzed relevant stories published…

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Let Black Kids Just Be Kids

“People of all races see black children as less innocent, more adultlike and more responsible for their actions than their white peers. In turn, normal childhood behavior, like disobedience, tantrums and back talk, is seen as a criminal threat when…

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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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