Category Archives: race/ethnicity

There’s a growing debate over who qualifies as a ‘person of color’ — who is and isn’t included?

The definition of “person of color” in the 21st century has been less about skin color and more about marking those that have been affected racism and white supremacy, but some argue that the effects of racism for Asian Americans has been less significant than for other populations.

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White students ‘feel unable to talk about race and it’s stifling debate’, universities minister warns

The minister stressed these are symptoms of a student ‘monoculture’ which assigns people an ‘identity’ and tells them they cannot comment on anything else. He insisted labelling people and putting them in ‘silos’ is damaging because it stops them speaking freely.

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White actor who identifies as black criticised for winning place on scheme for Bame candidates

Anthony Lennon, 53, who was born in London and whose parents are Irish, won a place on a two year Arts Council funded scheme, after a leading black theatre company accepted his claim to be of “mixed heritage”.

He was one of four “theatre practitioners of colour”, to be awarded part of a £400,000 talent development grant.

But Mr Lennon has been accused of being a “racial imposter” after it emerged that despite changing his name to Taharka Ekundayo at one point, he is unquestionably white.

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Flashback: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel And Sarah Silverman All Wore Blackface

Megyn Kelly lost her job at NBC within 48 hours of saying it was considered okay when she was a child for white people to put on “blackface” as long as they “were dressing up as a character.” Three popular anti-Trump comedians did much more than simply talk about it — and they are all still employed.

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Ottawa holds consultations on racism behind closed doors

“The meetings are not held in public for the simple reason that we want to be able to have in-depth discussions with experts across the country, in which the participants’ comments are not misconstrued or judged,” Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, said in an interview on Monday.

h/t RM

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