“Latino Express” Label Inspires Cries of Racism, White Supremacy, Mediocrity

 “Mommy, do you think this is racist? “Leaving the museum yesterday, as we were getting on the bus, there was a line of buses, and one was called the Latino Express, and only Latino and African American kids were getting on it.  The other students, and even my teacher thought it was racist.  I…

Transformação do Paradigma Racial: Discussões e Ação para inspirar a mudança nos EUA e no BRASIL (2012)

(Read in English) Caros Colegas, Que tal juntar-se aos capítulos Illinois e São Paulo da Partners of the Americas e a Brazil in Chicago, em um novo evento nas Américas, na iciativa: Transformação do Paradigma Racial: Discussões e Ação para inspirar a mudança nos EUA e no BRASIL (2012) Previsto para meados de Novembro de 2012, este evento de…

Transforming the Racial Paradigm: Discussions and Action to Inspire Change across the US and BRAZIL (2012)

(Leia em Português) How would you like to join the Illinois and Sao Paulo Chapters of Partners of the Americas and Brazil in Chicago in a new event across the Americas, committed to Transforming  the Racial Paradigm:  Discussions and Action to Inspire Change across the US and BRAZIL (2012). Slated for mid-November 2012, this week…

Mrs. Obama, Great Military PSA on iCarly. What about the Show’s Violence and Rasicm?

Dear Mrs. Obama, Wow, what a cool appearance on I-Carly (debuted January 16, “iMeet the First Lady.” How exciting to use such a popular platform to spread the message about how important it is to support military families.  It was a brilliant marketing idea (I understand it was yours) to reach the 5.5 million people…

Activities to teach 5 year olds to stand up against prejudice and institutional bias, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5-years-old seems really young to explain to a child about racism, prejudice, inclusion and exclusion.  Yet we know that even at that tender age our kids are already barraged by images and messages on TV and media and have possibly already experienced being left out or made fun of for being different themselves. Just ask…

Shoulder Pads, Affirmative Action and Cliched Views of Race

Quick.  Gut answer.  If you see an African American and a Caucasian person debating Affirmative Action, which side of the fence  would you imagine each is on? As students prepare to return to college for the fall, an article on NPR last week explored “Affirmative Action:  How Far Have We Come?” reflecting on the case…

Multicultural Marketing Needs to “Think Globally” (KFC Pulls Ad in Australia after US Backlash)

There’s a catch phrase in the environmental movement that says “Think Globally.   Act Locally.”  Global advertisers might be well served by doing  the reverse. Of course companies selling internationally need to localize their messages to appeal to regional and national markets.  But they must also think globally.  You have to assume that any ad, no…