Archive for March, 2012

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Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 13:00 | 0 comments
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One of my biggest joys is checking out the number of people who come to my blog. Since its inception in July I have increased my hits by fifty each month. I am preoccupied with the entire idea that people are interested in what I have to say. I wonder at times why that is […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 10:00 | 1 comment
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Bill Maher announced this soon-to-be national holiday earlier this week in his Op-Ed to The New York Times. He wanted this to be, “One day a year when you will not find some tiny thing someone did or said and pretend you can barely continue functioning until they apologize.” Let’s all celebrate the one day […]

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 11:00 | 0 comments
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This Media Monday I want to introduce you to my all time favorite website (which is no longer active). Black People Love Us demonstrates a way to communicate stereotypes, much like comedians can do, to advocate for stereotyped groups. Other forms of media have tried this parody technique without the same effect. For example, books […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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Communicating stereotypes is often viewed as a terrible thing to do. Stereotypes are particularly problematic when they are perceived as being communicated in a hurtful and hateful way. Every once in a while there is an opportunity to have a good laugh even at stereotypes that are communicated in a hurtful and hateful way. One […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 12:36 | 1 comment
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“Where are you from?” is a loaded question. This is because two expectations precede it. First, expectations about what the answer is. Typically the answer involves an expectation about continent (e.g., Asia, European), and perhaps less often, country of origin (e.g., South Africa, New Zealand). Second, expectations about the judgment that will be made once […]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 13:15 | 0 comments
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Dear Mr. Limbaugh, As your controversy over your recent language has permeated the media, I have struggled to understand your comments about Sandra Fluke, a student who testified before a House committee on the use of contraception for women’s health issues. I wondered why a celebrity such yourself would make such obviously offensive comments. As […]

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 09:46 | 0 comments
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Too often when it comes to cultural groups we assume differences between them. This is especially the case when the groups seem to fall along dichotomies such as male or female (though other cultures have more than these two genders) or black and white (though certainly there are many shades and combinations in between). In […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 08:00 | 0 comments
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