Category Archives: Tackling Racism

The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 1

I came across Dove’s “Real Beauty” Sketches a little while ago. A friend of mine had posted it on her Facebook wall. I saw it and was immediately ambivalent. To be sure, Dove has had a pseudo-inclusive message about women … Continue reading

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Excerpts – 5: How (not) to write about “culturally distinct Others” in Ethnography

Ethnographic accounts have often hinged on ‘thin descriptions’ of culturally distinct Others. These stereotypes are immediately recognized by Rosaldo and Paredes who, by being researchers of colour, are perhaps more attuned to the ways in which Chicano discourses circulate amongst … Continue reading

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Mental Health, Racism, and Gun Violence: An Analysis of the Massacre in Newtown

On mental health: Mental health should not be a topic given lip service to after every mass shooting just because the privileged ‘sane’ are fearful of the ‘insane’ – this is othering language. Othering language posits an “us” vs “them” … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Tackling Racism | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments This is an excellent blog post I was directed to after speaking to a friend last night on intersectionality. “My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” Yup. That just about sums it up. Oh also this, … Continue reading

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