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Video Thursday: Chopsticks!

Via Angry Asian Man, a music video on the environmental impact of disposable chopsticks:

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Video Thursday: Happy Birthday, Ray Charles

80 years ago today—September 23, 1930—Ray Charles was born, and over his 74 years of life he overcame segregation and blindness to become one of the most famous musicians in the country.

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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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Video Thursday: A Book’s Life

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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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