What Makes Humor Racist?

It’s slightly ironic that Gillis considers himself a risk-taking boundary-pusher when the comedy in these podcast episodes was, among other things, unoriginal. He employed shopworn tropes, racist and homophobic language, age-old myths about Chinese food, and ignorant attitudes about Chinatown and Asian Americans. Most Asian or Asian American people — likely including Gillis’s future co-worker…

Fox News Does Awkward About-Face on Kanye West After Antisemitic Rant

On Fox News, where “White Lives Matter” seems to be worth celebrating, threatening “death con 3” on all Jewish people is a bridge too far. The network spent a good part of last week hyping up Kanye West’s for sporting a “White Lives Matter” shirt at Paris Fashion Week, complete with a two-night sit-down interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight. But in…

Powerful Voices Back Push For Educator Diversity

Manny Cruz, Latinos For Education advocacy director for Massachusetts, said one of the organization’s major goals is to get more educators of color and bilingual teachers into classrooms. Read more about education diversity HERE.

Young People’s Pavilion: Engaging Story Offers Empowerment and Acceptance of Learning Differences

“Exploring the topic of learning disabilities can be challenging, especially the social-emotional fallout for children who are struggling, but Thompkins-Bigelow accomplishes the task. Rose’s lively and colorful illustrations are eye-pleasing and showcase diversity. This is an engaging story that not only offers empowerment but also models understanding and acceptance of learning differences.” —The Horn Book Magazine…

A Glimpse of a Future Without White People | from WIRED

Whiteness is a seduction. Whiteness is also an illusion. These are the twin motifs on which Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid props up The Last White Man, his new novel about race metamorphosis and human morality.  Read the full story.