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Colonialism. The white tourist’s burden. My friend Jack likes to tell his favorite story about a summer he spent volunteering in Colombia.

The white tourist’s burden

He recounts that story anytime he’s handed the opportunity, at parties, lunch meetings and airports. He highlights varying facets of the story on different occasions — the snake he found in his tent, his camaraderie with the locals and his skills at haggling. The message to his audience is clear: I chose hardship and survived it. If designer clothes and fancy cars signal material status, his story of a deliberate embrace of poverty and its discomforts signals superiority of character. As summer looms, many Americans — college students, retirees and others who stand at the cusp of life changes — will make similar choices in search of transformational experiences. A voluntourist is someone like Jack, who wishes to combine exotic vacation travel with volunteer work.

These children essentially work as orphans because their parents cannot afford to send them to school. 25+ Examples of Western Privilege. The Dangers of a Single Book Cover: The Acacia Tree Meme and “African literature” “Like so many (wildly varying) writers on Africa, Chimamanda Adichie gets the acacia tree sunset treatment.

The Dangers of a Single Book Cover: The Acacia Tree Meme and “African literature”

Whether Wilbur Smith or Wole Soyinka, Rider Haggard or Bessie Head, apparently you get the same cover imagery.” We’re obliged to Simon Stevens, a reader who put together the picture above and pointed out that whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever kind of writing you do, if you write a novel “about Africa,” chances are you’re going to get the acacia tree treatment. And the orange sky. The white tourist’s burden. Kebabs as a Political Statement in France. PARIS — From the kitchen of the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Michelin two-star chef Thierry Marx is waging a mini-campaign against culinary racism.

Kebabs as a Political Statement in France

He is making kebabs. In recent months, officials of the far right National Front have attacked the kebab, France’s most popular fast-food import from the East. Ralph Lauren's "Racist Ads" It’s simply no longer fashionable to use the racist language of savagery to describe, imagine and stereotype Native American peoples as different and alien from the rest of us here in America.

Ralph Lauren's "Racist Ads"

So Ralph Lauren, the serial cultural appropriator of all things Native American, is in trouble once again. Lauren has given offense to Native Americans before with his inappropriate uses of war bonnets and eagle feathers. Checking Privilege-Checking - Phoebe Maltz Bovy. Le raisonnement motivé : pourquoi le tonton raciste ne retient-il que les arguments qui l'arrangent ? Pourquoi la pastèque est un symbole raciste aux Etats-Unis. En Europe, quand les racistes veulent exprimer leur mépris des noirs, ils brandissent des bananes.

Pourquoi la pastèque est un symbole raciste aux Etats-Unis

On l'a vu lors du passage de Christiane Taubira à Angers, où elle a été insultée par une enfant tenant une peau de banane, mais aussi en Italie, où des bananes ont été jetées sur la ministre Cécile Kyenge et sur le joueur de foot Mario Balotelli. Aux Etats-Unis, c'est un autre fruit qui provoque le malaise: la pastèque. A la fin des années 1940, Jackie Robinson, le premier joueur noir en Ligue majeure de baseball a souvent reçu des bouts de pastèque lancés par des spectateurs racistes. Ces deux derniers mois, un dessinateur de presse et un auteur de livres pour enfants ont dû s'excuser publiquement pour avoir fait des blagues associant Afro-Américains et pastèques.

En ce qui concerne la banane, le sens du symbole est assez évident en Europe: les racistes associent les personnes noires aux singes. Un article de The Atlantic revient sur l'histoire de l'iconographie raciste de la pastèque. Auch Medien schüren unterschwellig den Rassismus. Minderheiten kommen in Medien selten gut weg, Vorurteile bestimmen den Alltag in Redaktionen.

Auch Medien schüren unterschwellig den Rassismus

Our New Favorite Game: Spot The Africa, Daily Show absolutely nails it. Killing it once again, the Daily Show with John Stewart has added a new contributor who has taken an insightful and hilarious spin through current events in the United States and lampoons Americans prejudices towards Africa.

Our New Favorite Game: Spot The Africa, Daily Show absolutely nails it

New contributor Trevor Noah, hails from South Africa and admits that he was nervous coming to his first gig on the Daily Show because….of the Ebola in America. Pointing out that his home of South Africa is 4,000 miles away from the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea and unlike the United States has not had a case of the deadly disease in 18 years. « Il faut parler d’antisémitisme avec rigueur » LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Nonna Mayer (Politiste et sociologue, Centre d’études européennes - Sciences Po - Centre national de la recherche scientifique) Dix ans après le rapport Rufin sur l’antisémitisme, dans un contexte marqué par la recrudescence des violences et des menaces à l’égard des juifs de France, un double sondage, rendu public le 14 novembre, commandé à l’IFOP par la Fondation pour l’innovation politique (Fondapol), entend apporter de « nouveaux éclairages sur l’antisémitisme »(Le Monde du 15 novembre).

« Il faut parler d’antisémitisme avec rigueur »

Why I had to turn down Band Aid. Saying no to Bob Geldof is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make this year.

Why I had to turn down Band Aid

However, seeing what looked like the corpse of an African woman being carried out of her home on primetime TV when the video was premiered on X Factor crystallised my concerns about this strategy to combat the Ebola crisis. For me it is ultimately flawed. A week before the recording of Band Aid 30, I received a call from Geldof asking if I would take part. I was honoured to be asked and, connecting with his passion for wanting to tackle the Ebola crisis, said I wanted to offer my support. Let's save Africa! - Gone wrong. Africa For Norway - New charity single out now! Official christmas video. One Hilarious Video Perfectly Sums Up a Big Problem With Western Humanitarian Aid. A development organization based in Norway put a creative twist on a trend you've probably seen in your Facebook and Instagram feeds.

One Hilarious Video Perfectly Sums Up a Big Problem With Western Humanitarian Aid

"Let's Save Africa! " is the satirical video's call to action. Comment représenter le racisme? Streit in den Niederlanden: Dürfen Schmutzlis schwarz sein? «Wieso immer dieses Treten nach unten und gegen aussen?» The Problem With Little White Girls, Boys and Voluntourism  White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we have little control over beyond sunscreen and tanning oil. Humanitarians of Tinder. I went to Africa and all I got were these pictures.

In case you’re interested in hearing from a reformed Gurl - here’s Pippa Biddle’s experience. Worth a read. White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we have little control over beyond sunscreen and tanning oil. Multicultural Education - Case Studies & Scenarios. Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises. Jump to: Strategies and Preparation | Icebreakers | Introspectives Strategies and Preparation: Strategies for Choosing and Using Activities and Exercises for Intergroup LearningYou're developing a diversity workshop or facilitating an intergroup dialogue and looking for ways to engage your participants.

Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama. What’s killing comedy.What’s saving America. Photographs by Martin Schoeller The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher’s old show Politically Incorrect. This time they had two conversations in a New York hotel lounge as Rock prepared for the release of Top Five, a bittersweet film comedy in which he does triple duty as director, screenwriter, and star. «Exhibit B»: Oui, un spectacle qui se veut antiraciste peut être raciste. Exhibit B: représentation du racisme et sous-représentation des minorités raciales.

National Day of Mourning Reflects on Thanksgiving’s Horrific, Bloody History - Massachusetts news. By Matt Juul Boston.com Staff November 26, 2014 11:01 AM While families across the country indulge on their Thanskgiving Day feasts, hundreds will gather at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth on Thursday to commemorate a different tradition: the National Day of Mourning. The event, held annually on Thanksgiving, is meant to honor Native American ancestors who died due to the European invasion, and to expose the bloody history behind the November holiday. Now in its 45th year, the National Day of Mourning’s organizers hope to shine a light on modern issues facing Native Americans today, as well as to bring more awareness to the real, horrific story behind Thanksgiving. Le zoo humain d'Exhibit B. Selbstverständlich schwarz - News Kultur: Fernsehen - thunertagblatt.ch. Werden schwarze Schauspieler in TV, Film oder Theater verpflichtet, müssen sie oft in stereotype Rollen schlüpfen.

Deutschland, Land des alltäglichen Rassismus. Dear White People Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Comedy HD. Recherche zu #momentmal: Ausgrenzen mit vier Worten - Leben. Woher kommst Du? Ich meine wirklich? Es ist 6.30 Uhr Samstagmorgen. Ich steige – herausgeputzt und mit meiner Flipchartrolle im Gepäck – in das Taxi, das mich erwartet. „Zum Hauptbahnhof.” sage ich. „Nehmen Sie bitte die Stadtautobahn, das geht um diese Uhrzeit meistens schneller. Alltagsrassismus - Unter Weißen - Leben.