Friday, December 23, 2005

How to sell a stereotype

An interesting article by Lisa Katayama on Alternet:
The creator of the satirical website, explains why, when it comes to race, many white people still just don't get it.

When Damali Ayo was 12, her parents sent her to day camp with 20 white kids.

The kids were fascinated by the way Ayo's hair maintained its texture in the pool. Even after she deliberately dunked her head in the water, they were convinced that black hair doesn't get wet.
Read the full article: How to sell a stereotype


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