Everybody Is Not Equal, And We’re Not All The Same Underneath Our Skin

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Jennifer Harvey in The Huffington Post tells parents of white children that statements to their children like “Everybody is equal,” and “We’re all the same underneath our skin,” have little or nothing to do with actual conversations about race, racial difference, and racism. It’s sugar, she says, when our kids need protein. To read more, click here.

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Whiteness on TV

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Rarely is white culture talked about—on tv or elsewhere. Nevertheless, a recent New York Times article talks about the subject in reference to the HBO series “Girls.” Here’s an excerpt:

Whiteness is too often invisible on television, so much the norm that it no longer begs evaluation, and for whatever advances “Girls” makes in expanding the range of women on television, and the sorts of conversations they’re permitted to have, it certainly lacks for other forms of diversity.…Television is nowhere near diverse enough — not in its actors, its writers or its show runners. The problems identified by critics of “Girls” are systemic, traceable to network executives who greenlight shows and shoot down plenty of others. It’s at that level that diversity stands or falls.

To read the full article, click here.  Be sure to tell us what you think!

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