Published on Sep 11, 2013
While most ethnic groups have go-to slurs when you’re looking for something hateful, “cracker” just doesn’t seem to carry the necessary weight. Kamau consults a panel of New Yorkers—including the master, Chris Rock—to come up with a new alternative.
Posted in African Americans, American culture, conflict theory, cultural objects, CULTURE, LANGUAGE, meaning, obscenity, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, skin color, slang, slurs, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, symbolic interactionism, white privilege, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Published on Sep 17, 2013
Recently, a group of black women gathered in Union Square to let passersby know that it was okay to touch their hair. An important step towards an open dialogue about race or a clever plot to get white people killed? Dwayne Kennedy investigates.
Posted in BIAS, cultural objects, hair, inequality, meaning, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, skin color, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, symbolic interactionism, white privilege | Leave a Comment »
Published on Sep 17, 2013
‘Jezebel’ contributor Kristina Wong joins Kamau on stage to express her frustration with men who fetishize Asian women, and send a message to Jeremy Lin. As of now, “Linsanity” is defined in the Urban Dictionary as “Kristina Wong on Totally Biased.”
Posted in Asian Americans, celebrity, dating, exogamy, FAMILY, feminism, GENDER, mate selection, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, relationships, sexism, sexuality, skin color, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, sport, symbolic interactionism, US Ethnic Groups, white privilege, Whites, women's issues | Leave a Comment »
Independent Lens | Two Spirits | Trailer | PBS
Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011
Two Spirits is the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, BIAS, CRIMINOLOGY, CULTURE, discrimination, GENDER, hate, homicide, homophobia, Native Americans, queer, RACE-ETHNICITY, RELIGION, sexuality, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, subculture, violence | Leave a Comment »
Published on Sep 20, 2012 by comedycentral
Meet the flamboyant players of the East/West Collegiate Bowl.
Published on Sep 13, 2013
The best college athletes in the nation from the east and the west gear up for football fans’ favorite annual tradition.
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Published on Aug 16, 2013
Korean culture teaches a strong deference to authority – a strict hierarchy that has been established throughout the centuries. It also prides itself on conformity. But some say traditional Korean culture differs from cockpit culture in jet airplanes. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti and producer Brandon Goldner, along with VOA’s Daniel Schearf in Seoul, take a look at how that may have affected Asian Airlines Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco last month.
Posted in BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION, conflict, corporations, CULTURE, Eastern Asia, globalization, norms, RACE-ETHNICITY, rituals, social construction, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, South Korea, symbolic interactionism, THEORY | Leave a Comment »
The Jeselnik Offensive: Black Name Spelling Bee
Published on Feb 25, 2013
Can Anthony’s audience members spell the names of actual black people?
The Jeselnik Offensive: Which Kind of Asian Is This?
Published on Mar 18, 2013
In this new game, Anthony’s audience learns about cultures and how best to mock them.
The Jeselnik Offensive: Search and Destroy
Google autocomplete searches:
Black people smell like…
White people smell like…
Published on Apr 8, 2013
Could Anthony’s audience games possibly get more racist? Not after this one.
Posted in African Americans, American culture, Asian Americans, BIAS, conflict theory, cultural objects, CULTURE, LANGUAGE, meaning, names, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, slang, social construction, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, symbolic interactionism, US Ethnic Groups, white privilege, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Published on Jun 27, 2013
Two Amish women talk to a person of a different race for the first time.
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Published on Mar 8, 2013
Despite platitudes about living in a race-blind society, a new study from Brandeis University shows that the wealth gap between Whites and Blacks tripled in the last 25 years. The study surveyed 1,700 households of working age between 1984 and 2009. There’s no better to see how wealth and race meet face-to-face than Washington, DC. RT producer Gavino Garay sits down with Maurice Jackson, Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University, to understand why, after so many years of racial ‘equality,’ Blacks are nowhere near the same socioeconomic status as Whites.
Posted in 2000s, African Americans, BIAS, capitalism, ECONOMICS, inequality, micro, poverty, quantitative, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, recession, RESEARCH METHODS, social class, social mobility, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, United States, US Ethnic Groups, white privilege, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Published on Feb 28, 2013
From movies and TV shows to songs on the radio, there have been fewer opportunities in traditional media for Asian-American entertainers. But the Internet, especially YouTube, has changed that. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles, a place that has seen an explosion of Asian-American YouTube celebrities.
Posted in American culture, Asian Americans, BIAS, celebrity, COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, discrimination, MEDIA, networks, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, social construction, social mobility, SOCIOLOGY, subculture, symbolic interactionism, telecommunications, urban, US Ethnic Groups | Leave a Comment »
Published on Feb 22, 2013
February is Black History Month in the United States. It draws attention and pays tribute to people, organizations and events that have shaped the history of African Americans and their contributions to American society. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports on a black women’s organization that has fought for civil rights and has made a difference in the lives of many for more than a century.
Posted in African Americans, civil rights, collective action, COMMUNICATION, community, conflict theory, CULTURE, feminism, GENDER, inequality, networks, POLITICAL SCIENCE, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, SOCIAL CHANGE, social movements, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, subculture, THEORY, United States | Leave a Comment »
Jewish Artists – The Influence of Exiles | Arts 21
Uploaded on Nov 13, 2011
It’s well known that many Jewish scientists and artists fled Nazi Germany. Less well known is their cultural influence in the countries that took them in. A major study by the Moses Mendelssohn Center in Potsdam focuses on just that. We spoke with the Center’s Director, Julius H. Schoeps.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, 1930s, American culture, anthropology, art, Brazil, community, conflict theory, CULTURE, generations, Germany, HISTORY, Judaism, migration, movies, norms, RACE-ETHNICITY, rituals, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, South Africa, war, WWII | Leave a Comment »
Published on Feb 2, 2013
A school in Washington DC is making a difference for young African-American girls. Many of their families live below the poverty line of $35,000 for a family of four, in communities where more than half of all students drop out before they reach high school. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on how this special school is turning around the lives of girls.
Posted in adolescence, African Americans, children, EDUCATION, fertility, GENDER, inequality, juvenile delinquency, mental health, poverty, PSYCHOLOGY, schools, social mobility, SOCIAL WORK, SOCIALIZATION, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, stress, United States, urban | Leave a Comment »
Spotlight on a Young Polygamist Family
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Lisa visits Isaiah and his two wives to determine if what she sees in this young and modern family’s daily lifestyle will change any of the preconceived notions we have about polygamy.
Deleted Scenes: Housewife to Sister-wives
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Lisa Ling visits Joanne’s birthing center in Centennial Park, where she discovers the unexpected gains – and losses – of being born in polygamy…
Deleted Scenes: Teresa’s Divine Revelation
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Teresa tells Lisa Ling what it’s like to find out you’re spiritually contracted to marry someone…who already has a family.
The Story Continues: Modern Polygamy
Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011
Find out what has happened since Lisa Ling and the Our America cameras visited polygamist families in Centennial Park, Arizona.
Dr. Drew – Lisa Ling – Inside polygamist compound
Published on Dec 3, 2012
On Thursday night, Dr. Drew was joined by journalist Lisa Ling who was invited into the “Centennial Park” polygamist compound, with cameras, to talk with their leaders and families.Her special “Our America with Lisa Ling, Modern Polygamy” airs on OWN this Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET.In this clip, watch as Dr. Drew examines a group that claims they have nothing in common with the Warren Jeffs’ community with respect to forced marriages and men having sex with underage girls.
Posted in !MEGAPOSTS, anthropology, children, community, CULTURE, DEMOGRAPHY, DEVIANCE, FAMILY, femininity, feminism, fertility, GENDER, gender roles, generations, HEALTH, health care, housework, housing, marriage, masculinity, microeconomics, networks, polygamy, population, RELIGION, SOCIALIZATION, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, subculture, United States, Whites | Leave a Comment »
Face tattoos. Identifies as a white supremacist, but doesn’t identify with a prison gang.
Uploaded on Dec 27, 2009
Posted in BIAS, body modification, corrections, CRIMINOLOGY, CULTURE, DEVIANCE, gangs, hate, homicide, law enforcement, RACE-ETHNICITY, racism, SOCIOLOGY, stigma, subculture, violence, Whites | Leave a Comment »