Saturday, July 26, 2008

Telling a Person They're Racist... or Not

Thanks a ton to Jennifer Gandin Li over at Crucial Minutiae for reposting this video:

The conversation over at Racialicious is interesting as well.

I'm thinking about how I might use this in the fall. If I go back to my pre-teaching gut, I need to be thinking about the power of words. Period. I like how Jay Smooth approaches the conversation, because it's that basic psychological premise that attacking the person might not change anything, while a discussion about the action can cause change b/c we can change what we do, but not who we are.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

So glad you enjoyed this re-post! Definitely let me know if you end up using it in class -- I think your instincts are right on that it could be a provocative and eloquent dialogue starter.