Stephen Colbert under fire

When does humor go too far? Is satire that pretends to be racist actually racist?

Late night comedian Stephen Colbert is at the center of a controversy about this.

 

 

 

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Children’s books & the Lack of Diversity

How does the lack of characters of color in children’s books perpetuate social discrimination and racial prejudice?

Two perspectives  from The New York Times  on the implications of overwhelmingly white characters in children’s literature.

Christopher Myers: The Apartheid of Children’s Literature

Walter Dean Myers: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?

63 Black Harvard Students Share Their Experiences In A Powerful Photo Project

“The “I, Too, Am Harvard” photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.”

This happens everywhere, but these students share their experiences and their messages to others:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/21-black-harvard-students-share-their-experiences-through-a