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Race in the Media

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

25 Years After the Central Park-Rape Case, Looking at Race in Media

Natalie Byfield | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Natalie Byfield

That a mostly white media used language like "savage," "wolfpack," "animal" and even "feral" to describe the group of African American and Latino teens accused of rape points to the racial context in which the media placed Meili's assault.

Media Need Not Look Far to Explain Reasons for Racial Angst

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

We in the news media have spent much of the past few weeks examining every nook and cranny in this country, looking for clues about how we have come to this point of racial angst. The only place we have yet to look is inward. And it's time.

Another Message From the Average Black Person

Elon James White | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elon James White

What are you guys DOING? From politics to relationships, every time someone seems to be explaining Black folks it comes off as completely asinine.

Can 'Hollywood' Transform the Way We Understand Race?

Keith Kamisugi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Keith Kamisugi

Television shows can influence the way that viewers understand race and race relations. And a recent study has shown that nonverbal behavior displayed on shows can actually transmit racial biases.