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Hey, kids: Batman and Robin know that prejudice has no place in our country. We need teamwork! [Mas…]

“No single race or nationality can claim America as its own,” Superboy pointed out in 1951’s Know Your Country. “Don’t hate on your new schoolmate because she’s an immigrant from faraway Ikeastan. Her mom makes killer Swedish meatballs!”

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In a Black History Month Especial Report, Eddie Murphy goes undercover to experience life as it’s lived by white Americans.

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In the lobby of the school where I work, there is a huge image of Earth taped onto the wall. It is made of kraft paper and crisscrossed with colorful broad strokes of tempera paint.

Circling the perimeter of the planet are cutout drawings of children holding hands. No two children are the same, partly because of the way the preschoolers scribbled and colored them in.

Above the planet are the words “WE ARE ONE.” [Mas…]

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salvadorlitvakI’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation.

My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I was born in Santiago, Chile in 1965: a third generation Chilean on my father’s side (whose people came from Odessa), and first generation on my mother’s side, who arrived when she was 12 from Hungary.

We left Chile in 1970 after the election of socialist president Salvador Allende. For Mom, socialism was close enough to the Soviet regime she’d fled in Hungary.

I started kindergarten at P.S. 81 in the Bronx. With a curly mop of flaming red hair and speaking only Spanish, I immediately embarked on a lifelong career of not fitting in. I learned English fast, but I still felt like an outsider. I got into X-Men comics because I identified with the mutants.

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True Story: I was a teenaged guera, white like Jesus too

by SYDNEY PRESLEY March 22, 2016 Cultura
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In 1969, my mother registered to vote as a member of La Raza Unida, an independent “third party.” When she came home and shared the news with her father — declaring that she was a “Chicana” — he grew angry. He told her never to use that word, since “Chicano” was a derogatory term when […]

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White Life: Eddie Murphy is Mr. White for Black History Month (video)

by OSCAR ZOWEIT February 19, 2016 Cultura
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In a Black History Month Especial Report, Eddie Murphy goes undercover to experience life as it’s lived by white Americans. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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The Art of the Hollywood #OscarsSoWhite Casting Call (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK January 29, 2016 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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Hate Crimes in America by the Numbers (infographic)

by Andalé Mono December 16, 2015 El Now

Who are the top haters? Where do they hate? What do they do? A huge infographic at Criminal Degree Hub, a website for students in Criminal Justice, breaks it down, with references and everything. Here’s the complete chart — click to enlarge:

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But what kind of Asian ARE you? (video)

by Lucida Grandé May 11, 2015 Cultura
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Somehow this looks and sounds familiar…. PREVIOUSLY ON STUFF LIKE THIS:

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La Cucaracha: What color is this governor? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 2, 2015 Cartoons
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Happy Black History Month: Eddie Murphy is ‘Mr. White’ (video)

by Verdana Bold February 4, 2015 Cultura
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What exactly is life like for white Americans in America? Eddie Murphy went undercover to find out. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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Merry Christmas from Lucy, Ricky and Little Ricky Ricardo (video)

by DONNA N. BLITZN December 25, 2014 Cultura
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Cuba is cool again, baby, and we’re resuming relations with America’s favorite interracial family — Lucy, Desi and Little Ricky Ricardo. They have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do as they get ready to welcome Christmas.

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Bidi bidi bom bom: ‘What ARE you?’ she asked

by DANNY HERRERA October 23, 2014 Cultura
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“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked. I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from. This happens often — whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone […]

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Ask A Mexican: Hispanic? Latino? Chicano? What’s the deal? (video)

by Comic Saenz October 3, 2014 Cultura
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In an Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Heritage Month special video episode, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the perennial question: Hispanics? Latinos? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

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What’s in a trend? Google tracks ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’ over time

by Comic Saenz September 17, 2014 Cultura
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Hispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month. Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” […]

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Don’t call me a ‘Mexican,’ America! Also, I’m not a ‘Latino’

by Comic Saenz March 24, 2014 Cultura
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It’s a phenomenon older than the United Estates of America. We’ve named it Looking Down On More Recent Immigrants Syndrome: In 1751, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, a North American colonial with British roots, disparaged “stupid” and “swarthy” recently-arrvied German immigrants, who, he wrote, were too dumb to learn English, and did we mention they were […]

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Black History Video: Eddie Murphy goes undercover as ‘Mr. White’

by Soy Capitan February 5, 2014 Cultura
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What exactly is life like for white Americans in America? Eddie Murphy went undercover to find out. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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Your skin, your hair — what ARE you, anyhow? (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 27, 2014 Cultura
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A spoken word meditation on skin, hair, race, ethnicity, categories and stereotypes from Amani Hayes-Messinger. Since you were asking, she’s from Boston. PREVIOUSLY ON STEREOTYPES:

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A very special color Christmas with the Ricardos: ‘I Love Lucy’ (video)

by DONNA N. BLITZN December 25, 2013 Cultura
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America’s favorite interracial family — Lucy, and Desi and Little Ricky — have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do as they get ready to welcome Christmas.

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Everyday racist bullsh*t (AKA ‘racial microaggressions’) [photos]

by Verdana Bold December 12, 2013 Cultura
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Fordham student Kiyun asked her school friends to “write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced,” then she took their photos. Here are (what may be/could be/possibly look like) four of the “Latino” photos [click to enlarge.] The rest are here and here.

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I’m not racist but… STOP RIGHT THERE (toon)

by Cartoonistas December 10, 2013 Cartoons
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Cartoon by Daggercadia via Tumblr

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Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 3, 2013 Cultura
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Australian comic Aamer Rahman — half of Fear of A Brown Planet — discusses the pitfalls of trying to joke about race, color and ethnicity. PREVIOUSLY ON MAKING FUN OF WHITE PEOPLE:

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