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Archive for October 17th, 2009

Black is not just a skin color; it’s a quality of voice. Sarah Jones, the Tony Award-winning performer, talks with linguist John McWhorter about what it means to “sound black” in this Studio 360 clip.

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People who define themselves as mixed-race recognize the look and they’ve come to expect the question: What are you? In our Race-obsessed nation, if a person doesn’t fit nicely into a single-category identity box, undoubtedly it causes a commotion.

In March 2008, Lori Tharps and Tesia Barone created ?RU, a line of hip and funky clothing and accessories that challenges people to wear their identity in style. ?RU products redefine normal with items that are beautiful to behold and just a little bit different.

“?RU products are for anyone who chafes at identity boxes,” said Tharps. “And for anyone who wants to redefine normal,” echoed Barone.

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Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Racial Tension Headaches“, posted with vodpod

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