Introducing a visualizer for microaggressions | In the last year (a year!), we’ve received a few requests for visual displays of our posts for like-minded conferences, lectures and other educational+progressive spaces. So, we’ve been working on this: a visualizer for our posts. Please check it out and let us know what you think. (Yes, it’s still a little buggy. Improvements to come.) We would absolutely love hearing about how this might be/is being used by our readers in real life.
Readme: Silverlight is required. Click the bold italicized words to navigate between visual modes.
Vienna U-Bahn balances the gendering of their priority seat symbols.
Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine talks about talking about race at TedxHampshireCollege!
A brief hiatus | Dear readers, as you may have noticed, we’ve been mostly reblogging our old entries lately. When we come back, we’ll start posting submissions again but also hope to begin integrating a new format for expressing and contextualizing microaggressions – most likely through a short story project. Please check out the Random link for one of the 2000+ submissions from our archives. Thanks!
As of right now, you can add your own tags in the contribution form! (See the “Relevant identities” field.)
From Ohio University’s Students Teaching About Racism in Society
People confront you, and it’s not once in a while, it’s all the time,” she said. “Each time is like a little paper cut, and you might think, ‘Well, that’s not a big deal.’ But imagine a lifetime of that. It hurts.
Quote about experiences of a mixed race family in the NYTimes.
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[Image description: White woman at Slutwalk NYC rally holds up sign reading, “Woman is the nigger of the world”]
Crunk Feminist Collective: I Saw the Sign but Did We Really Need a Sign?