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Re-Socialize Yourself. Talking About Race.

October 3, 2012

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Jay Smooth discusses a not new but less used way to approach discussing race in our society. Check it out! Advertisements

Re-Socialize Yourself. Africa is a continent.

February 27, 2012

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I thought it was obvious. I really did. Africa is a continent akin to North America and Europe. It seems that in our culture we take this fact for granted. And I mean a lot. The cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta recently visited South Africa. Yet each time I tune in, one of […]

Re-Socialize Yourself. Society’s Hyper-sexualized Black Woman.

February 16, 2012

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Our society has depicted the black woman as a highly sexual being ripe for the picking. She’s not the marrying type, but she is the fucking type. She’s not the one you take home to your parents, but she’s the one you experiment with in college. She’s not your definition of beautiful, but her skin […]

Re-Socialize Yourself. Afro-Dominicans

February 8, 2012

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Black is bad. Black is dirty. Black is loud. Black is untamed. Black is not welcomed in this society. These are the images we broadcast on our societal switchboard. We absorb these stereotypes and emit them without knowing at times. If this is the image we spew out of every social and media outlet then […]

Re-Socialize Yourself. Fatness.

February 8, 2012

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We as a culture need to take a step back and wonder about the horror with which we regard this phenomenon of celebrating extreme obesity. We as a culture also sexualize and perhaps even “fetishize” excessive thinness. The standard of beauty promulgated in our culture is often depicted by young women whose weight is unhealthily […]

Re-Socialize Yourself. Afro-Turks

February 6, 2012

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We should not take what people present to us at face value. We should discover for ourselves the true identities within a nation. Whether it be Brazil beyond the European looking TV personalities or even Jamaica beyond the predominantly black images given by the media. I was surprised to discover the existence of Afro-Turks. I […]

Re-Socialize Yourself

January 27, 2012

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Knowledge is amazing. A Cultural Case Study: The Media and the Latina The latina I know from television is a beautiful woman with fair features, flowing voluminous hairs, and a heavy accent akin to televisions depiction of the stereotypical Italian. I have not met a latin american woman that has matched this description. I’ve met […]