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Day 10: 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

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Are racial stereotypes true?  Where do they come from?  Are you aware of the stereotypes you hold as truths?  Here is a comedic look at racial stereotypes.   How did these videos make you feel?  Are stereotypes racist?  Do you see the stereotypes in our media/entertainment?  How does it impact you or those around you?

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I like the approach of these

I like the approach of these videos. As far as stereotypes about white people, most of the ones I can think of are about behaviors -- white boys can't dance, white men can't jump, the stereotype of white sorority girls, that sort of thing. Meanwhile, most stereotypes about minorities seem to be more about who they are as a class of people. I could be mischaracterizing that but that's what came to mind.

I love that in their round table, they brought together comedians from a bunch of different races and cultures and that they all poke fun at themselves as much as at each other.

I liked this series of videos

I liked this series of videos because it does make me think of how humor can create a bridge between people and allow for a conversation. It seems we are sorely lacking in mechanisms and bridges lately and I don't know if political correctness or the mean-spiritedness is more the reason why.

How do we stay on the right side of humor to open each other up and yet not cross over and make someone feel bad? He does say you have to be able to poke at yourself and then others because if you just poke at others you are not including yourself and just creating judgement...or something like that.

I don't think I know any white people stereotype racial jokes, well Redneck jokes but not more than that. Jokes can break tensions and create shared laughter. I just wonder how we get on that side of good hearted communication. I guess right now I feel a little lost from it given all that is going on in the world.

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