Archive for August, 2011
The discussion questions on NPR’s ever topical “Talk of the Nation” were intriguing – What is the mission and purpose of “Ethnic” media outlets in the United States? But I had a question about the question – just what is “ethnic media?”
“The Help” a novel by Kathryn Stockett and the film based upon it have both generated a lot of controversy – opinions within communities of color are heated and divisive. On a personal level, the book and film helped me understand what I didn’t know related to my own life story. (continue reading…)
It’s a subtle form of racism – unseen but deadly. It’s powerful, painful and destructive – it’s the soft bigotry of lowered expectations. This is how it works.