Race and “the Talk”

This commercial for Proctor and Gable give a look into the realities and fears of Black families in the United States.

 

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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

“Passing for white and straight: How my looks hide my identity” by Koa Beck/Salon

This personal reflection reveals the nature of race and sexual orientation in the United States, and the related reality of privilege.

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/09/passing_for_white_and_straight_how_my_looks_hide_my_identity/

One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place

Two sisters — one looks white, the other black. Here’s what happened when they went to the store. Spoiler alert: they weren’t treated the same way.

http://www.upworthy.com/one-easy-thing-all-white-people-could-do-that-would-make-the-world-a-better-place-5