An interview with Robin DiAngelo about her latest book “White Fragility” explains why it can be hard to talk about racism – and what to do about this.
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How Racism hurts our Health
Scientists have long-suspected that racism can negatively affect our health in various ways.
Now there is growing evidence that shows they might be right.
Makeup gets a Makeover
Pop diva Rihanna launches her makeup line Fenty.
With more than 40 shades for all skin tones, Fenty is one of the first brands to address the variety of skin tones and textures among people of color.
How Does the Language We Use Legitimize (or Delegitimize)?
This interesting article looks at the language we use about history — especially that of the Civil War (or should it be called War of Rebellion):
Suggestions for talking to people with disabilities and the real issues they reflect:
Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait, by Kimberlé Crenshaw in the Washington Post (from September 2015)
“Mere words won’t change the way that some people — the less-visible members of political constituencies — must continue to wait for leaders, decision-makers and others to see their struggles. In the context of addressing the racial disparities that still plague our nation, activists and stakeholders must raise awareness about the intersectional dimensions of racial injustice that must be addressed to enhance the lives of all youths of color.”
Language and Development
How do we talk about different parts of the world and how does that reflect our bias? In this article, Sarika Bansal talks about the cliches, double standards, and loaded terms (and images) that are unfortunately quite common.
Amazing Maps of the World, from the Telegraph
Gun ownership, divorce, and energy, to happiness, check out these maps!
In a Refugee Migrant’s shoes…
A traveling exhibit provides crucial insight into the challenges and ordeals of what it’s like to be a refugee.
Southern Food as a Gateway to Explore Oppression
Historian Michael Twitty uses Southern food to create awareness and education about slavery.