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Archive for February 2nd, 2007

Black Face

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 2, 2007

Carmen Van Kerchove, on the blog Racialisious, writes:

I’m with Philip on this. These pictures make me want to vomit. As if the head-to-toe blackface wasn’t enough, some girl had to stuff the seat of her pants to give herself an exaggerated butt?

She’s writing about the controversy over a “Gangsta Party” held by a bunch of white students on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Clemson University.


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Color-Blindness and Racism

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 2, 2007

The blogger of mnemosyne writes a book review on Doane, Ashley W. and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, eds. White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism. New York: Routledge, 2003.  In it she says:

this book was not going to be like most of the books i’ve read on whiteness. pleasantly, i was not disappointed. not only is ‘White Out’ a book on whiteness that doesn’t center on whites, it exposes the racism of color-blindness, something both whites & poc espouse, although whites are most likely to engage in color-evasive language. “What appears to haunt these color-evasive accounts, then, is the understanding that recognizing race might be construed as racist. But why is it that recognizing one’s culpability in racist practices,…is so difficult to acknowledge?”

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