Archive for February, 2013

In the final blog post in an ongoing series on The Communicated Stereotype (Part One, Part Two), TCS discusses the practical consequences of communicating stereotypes in the workplace. Practical Consequence #3 Awkwardness and Conflict I was using a calculator to facilitate the addition of a long list of numbers. When the final number was given […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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In an ongoing blog post series on The Communicated Stereotype, TCS discusses the practical consequences of communicating stereotypes in the workplace. Practical Consequence # 2 Misguided Attempts to Help Based on Stereotypes can Sour People My friend’s arm was cut severely and I had never, ever seen so much blood. He was wheeled into a […]

Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 10:00 | 1 comment
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Racists are often proud to communicate their racism. Today, I present someone who is not proud of his racism, just honest. Check out his blog post highlighting the reasons why he is racist. They may surprise you. But what will be more surprising is that you may be a racist too. I know I am. […]

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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If you’ve never heard of this story before, you’ll want to read this article on Daryl Davis, a black man who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan. You may also want to buy this book! Both discuss what happens when people can look past the worst stereotypes of others to let them into our lives.

Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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People communicate stereotypes in the workplace frequently. Unless you are personally offended by one of these, you probably don’t often give them a second thought. However, communicating stereotypes in the workplace can have subtle and important consequences. Particularly, they can affect communication, productivity, and ultimately profit. Because of this, employers should work towards helping employees […]

Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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A former student forwarded this screed to me while taking my class on stereotypes. Despite its vitriol, it raises an important question. Can non-whites be racist? This is a surprisingly common question, which, coincidentally, I answered in another publication. Check out my answer here.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 10:00 | 3 comments
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Just like other forms of media, blogs can communicate stereotypes too. Do you find this particular blog on Stuff White People like funny or offensive? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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