As Demographics Shift, Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/06/25/193174358/as-demographics-shift-kids-books-stay-stubbornly-white

Publishers might want to catch up a lot sooner, though. According to new data from the Census Bureau, nearly half of today’s children under 5 years old are non-white.

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Image source and full article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/06/25/193174358/as-demographics-shift-kids-books-stay-stubbornly-white

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…the aesthetic politics of filming black skin

‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Mother of George,’ and the aesthetic politics of filming black skin

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/movies/12-years-a-slave-mother-of-george-and-the-aesthetic-politics-of-filming-black-skin/2013/10/17/282af868-35cd-11e3-80c6-7e6dd8d22d8f_story.html

The fact that audiences are seeing such a varied, nuanced spectrum of black faces isn’t just a matter of poetics, but politics — and the advent of digital filmmaking. For the first hundred years of cinema, when images were captured on celluloid and processed photochemically, disregard for black skin and its subtle shadings was inscribed in the technology itself, from how film-stock emulsions and light meters were calibrated, to the models used as standards for adjusting color and tone.

That embedded racism extended into the aesthetics of the medium itself, which from its very beginnings was predicated on the denigration and erasure of the black body.

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H/T: http://www.racialicious.com/2013/10/24/the-racialicious-links-roundup-10-24-13-poc-on-film-for-colored-boys-paloma-noyola-bueno-and-ya-lit/

Only White, Male CEOs Make The Big Bucks

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/10/22/2816041/white-men-ceos/

…even when they reach the highest rungs, women are still paid less than their peers. They make up just 8 percent of the top earners at Fortune 500 companies. They are similarly 8 percent of the top five compensated executives at S&P 500 companies, or only 198 total. Not a single company has more than three women among the best paid execs. In fact, there is just as wide a gender gap at the top as elsewhere…

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Image source and full article: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/10/22/2816041/white-men-ceos/

Why We Love Angry Men, But Hate Impassioned Women

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-plank/angry-men-hate-impassioned-women_b_4114999.html

As Neffinger and Kohut point out, men who are angry don’t only get more respect, status and better job titles — they also get higher pay Despite the fact that men can use anger to achieve status, women may need to be calm in order to come off as rational. You know, so that people don’t think they’re PMS-ing, or whatever.

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Image source and full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-plank/angry-men-hate-impassioned-women_b_4114999.html

Poster Puts the Racism of the Cleveland Indians Iconography Into Embarrassing Context

http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/hesaid-poster-puts-the-racism-of-the-cleveland-indians-iconography-into-embarrassing-context/

Today, the only ethnic or racial iconography/imagery being used for team mascots in the United States is done at the expense of Native people, and that reality shows the depths to which we have forgotten about the mass genocide that took place on the land we occupy, and how profoundly we dehumanize the cultures of Native people.

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Image source and article: http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/hesaid-poster-puts-the-racism-of-the-cleveland-indians-iconography-into-embarrassing-context/

Pennsylvania Official Compares Same-Sex Marriage Benefits To ‘Giving Money Out To People’s Pets’

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/10/03/2726041/pennsylvania-official-compares-same-sex-marriage-benefits-to-giving-money-out-to-peoples-pets/

“I don’t feel the county should be looking for new ways to give away taxpayer money. Next it could be giving money out to people’s pets or whatever. No, it probably won’t go that far.”

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Image source and article: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/10/03/2726041/pennsylvania-official-compares-same-sex-marriage-benefits-to-giving-money-out-to-peoples-pets/

How Can Our Kids Accept Diversity If These Books Are What We Use To Raise Them? [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.upworthy.com/how-can-our-kids-accept-diversity-if-these-books-are-what-we-use-to-raise-them-10

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Infographic source – click through to see a larger version: http://www.upworthy.com/how-can-our-kids-accept-diversity-if-these-books-are-what-we-use-to-raise-them-10

H/T: Quiet Productions’ facebook page (See also: http://www.quietonline.org/)