“Wince: George and Trayvon” by Andy Johnson

As I post this, closing arguments are underway in the George Zimmerman trial, a case that is wrapped in issues of identity, stereotyping, perceptions, justice, and race. As we examine Trayvon’s death and George’s trial (and all the related media and framing), this piece, written shortly after Trayvon’s death by my friend Andy Johnson, provides an opportunity for reflection.

 

http://lunchticket.org/wince-george-and-trayvon/

Does Disney’s Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them? – NPR Story

I’m a big fan of Johnny Depp, but his casting as Tonto raises some serious questions about authenticity, stereotyping, and opportunities for minorities in many careers. This story does a good job of examining some of the issues.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/07/02/196333864/does-disneys-tonto-reinforce-stereotypes-or-overcome-them