Racialicious workshop at NYU tomorrow night

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

I’m presenting a workshop at NYU tomorrow evening, where I’m pretty much turning Racialicious the blog into Racialicious the workshop!

Email me at carmen@newdemographic.com for location details if you’d like to attend!

Hosted by NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Racialicious! When Race and Pop Culture Collide

60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of facilitated discussion.

From the neo-minstrelsy of Flavor of Love to the racial segregation on Survivor, from the race-swapping families on Black.White. to the fascination with interracial sex, from Gwen Stefani’s use of Harajuku girls as mute human props to Angelina Jolie’s obsession with international adoption, from Michael Richards’ lynching tirade to Rosie O’Donnell’s “ching chong” remarks, race and pop culture are colliding more now than ever before.

What does pop culture reveal about our attitudes toward race and racism? Does pop culture’s treatment of race help or harm discussions about race? As consumers of pop culture, what kinds of stereotypes and assumptions should we look out for?

Would you like to have me present this seminar at your school, company, or organization? Email me for fees and availability.