Category Archives: Diversity Videos

Video Thursday: Just Being Michael Jackson

From Colorlines, a moving video articulating what Michael Jackson meant to the African American community:

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Radio Thursday: Yes, He’s Mine

We’re taking a break from Thursday videos this week, and listening to the radio instead! NPR’s Tell Me More has a great segment in which several mothers of multiracial children share their personal experiences being asked if those are their kids, or if they’re the nanny or babysitter. It’s a great piece, so check it out:

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Video Thursday: Conversation (or lack thereof) About Race

We’re looking on the lighter side this week, with Jon Stewart and Wyatt Cenac explaining why we’re so bad at talking about race. Enjoy!

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Video Thursday: Blue Eyes and Brown Eyes

An old but good video this week, featuring a teacher who split classes—here a group of corrections officers being trained—into brown eyes and blue eyes and used that as the basis for (temporary) discrimination:

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Video Thursday: Racism vs. Wit


This video is from Australia. Videos from abroad give Americans an international perspective on race relations. I always enjoy videos or statements that confront racism with humor and wit. Sure, overt racism is disturbing, but if one is able to collect oneself, avoid the knee-jerk reaction, and calmly and reasonably respond, I feel more wars would be averted and peace would prevail. Besides, it is no small feat to turn an ugly situation into one where we can actually laugh (Warning: Contains adult language).

Video Thursday: The Lost Tribes of NYC

A loving ode to the diversity of voices heard in New York City every day:

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Video Thursday: Flashback

This week’s Video Thursday is a flashback to 1965, and a movie whose distributors sold tickets by using blatant racial scare-tactics.

Via Shani Hilton guest-blogging for Ta-Nahisi Coates via PostBourgie via Oscar Willis.

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Video Thursday: Illegal European Immigrants

Via Stuff White People Do, a different perspective on Arizona’s new immigration law:

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Video Thursday: Unthinkable

Via RaceWire, a new music video from Alicia Keys showcases an interracial relationship—and facing the condemnation of friends and families as a result.

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Video Thursday: How To Be Black

A funny look at social media and black folks. Enjoy!

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