Monday, March 24, 2014

I, Too, AM Harvard

A recent New York Times article, Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’, looked at the term microaggressions.  The Times article says:

This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, but in an avalanche of blogs, student discourse, campus theater and academic papers, they all reflect the murky terrain of the social justice word du jour — microaggressions — used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture.

The article describes in depth the microagression controversy with some different emerging transmedia resources from college students such as the Tumblr site, I, Too, Am Harvard, and a student at Fordham University site, Dear White People.  The article also cites from videos such as, "Shit Whites Girls say to Black Girls" and "What kind of Asian are you?" which explores the microagression topic.  

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