Dr. Jennifer Ho: The Model Minority Myth

Dr. Jennifer Ho: The Model Minority Myth

The Clarke Forum talk, The Model Minority Myth, Anti-Asian Racism, Anti-Black Racism, and COVID-19, presented by Dr. Jennifer Ho was very inspiring and incredibly informative. She was a very strong and impactful speaker and her insight, ideas, and personal stories illustrated the Asian American experience in a very skilled way. Ho began the presentation with…

Fine Brown Frames, Diet, Exercise and “Ideal” Black Female Bodies in Postwar America

Fine Brown Frames, Diet, Exercise and “Ideal” Black Female Bodies in Postwar America

The Africana Studies department hosted an event titled Fine Brown Frames, Diet, Exercise and “Ideal” Black Female Bodies in Postwar America given by Dr. Ava Purkiss. Her talk revolved around the beauty ideals that were projected onto black female bodies at this time which included physical beauty, exercise, and dietary standards that promoted diet culture…

Gender Week Event: The Man Card

Gender Week Event: The Man Card

Women and people of color are often accused of “playing the race card” and pandering to certain audiences. But what does it look like when straight, cisgender, white men play “the man card”? What are the implications of playing into traditional ideas about masculinity? I recently participated in the facilitated discussion on The Man Card…