The space of this week’s Forum is at your disposal to discuss any issues concerning racism, sexism (and their intersection), unconscious bias, stereotypes and any other related issues. In addition to the required readings for this week, there are two optional readings on systemic racism that I’ve found very useful; excerpts from Robin Diangelo, White Fragility and Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist. If you’ve come across something that you’ve found compelling–a book, article, art, movie, song–please consider sharing.
The only requirement is that some part of your post, having thought about the artists’ works and strategies this week, proposes a response to racial and gendered stereotypes/prejudices and seeks provide a way to combat some of their effects (also I’d like you to offer a rationale for your proposal).
Then, thoughtfully respond to at least one post. As always, please be respectful of each other’s perspectives.