Race And Masculinity: Perils, Pride And Pushing The Boundaries Of Perception #FacingRace

  1. aboynamedart
    Our #RaceMasculinity presenters today: Mod. Dominique Appollon, Bayete Ross Smith, Alan Jenkins, Salem Acuña #FacingRace
  2. Acuña works with Southerners On New Ground. Jenkins is the executive director of The Opportunity Agenda. Smith is a photographer and multimedia artist working with Question Bridge. And Appollon is the research director for the Applied Research Center’s California office
  3. aboynamedart
    Salem: we should center our discussions around feminist disc. of patriarchy and gender domination #FacingRAce
  4. aboynamedart
    Salem: I grew up with idea of “Man of the House” as something I had to navigate b/c of my sexual/gender identity #FacingRace
  5. aboynamedart
    Salem: Struggle to be “man of the house” led to me not being there for my brother. I was “angsty.” #FacingRace
  6. aboynamedart
    Salem: I’d like to see masculinity transform into something positive that doesn’t divide queer/straight MOC #FacingRace
  7. From SONG’S website: ” we believe that while the South is a physical geography of white supremacy and poverty and how they form plantations, mountaintop removal, and slave labor, it is also more than that. It is a place of redemption and hope for many: a place where folk reconcile with past in an honest and painful way; a place where people can stay in lands riddled with pain and remember old traditions; and birth new ways.”
  8. aboynamedart
    Salem: Race/Masc./Gender are not these narrow things. There’s a spectrum – “I call it a galaxy.” #FacingRace
  9. aboynamedart
    Salem: Idea that POC masc. have to be “tough or rough” is harmful to both queer and straight MOC #FacingRace
  10. aboynamedart
    Salem: those stereotypes stay there because we don’t do the work to transform them. #facingrace
  11. aboynamedart
    Jenkins: my (black) brother, teaching english in china, wrote telling me people were afraid of him. #FacingRace
  12. aboynamedart
    Jenkins: impressions of race in China guided by access to media depictions of it by American outlets. #FacingRace
  13. aboynamedart
    Jenkins: my interest is looking at full universe of race, gender & sexual identity #FacingRace
  14. aboynamedart
    Jenkins: Americans are still carrying around a ton of stereotypes/bias when it comes to race & gender roles. #FacingRace
  15. The Opportunity Agenda has commissioned three studiesaddressing media representations of black men, saying:” Research shows that distorted media representations can impact perceptions and attitudes toward African-American males and affect many aspects of their lives, from receiving harsher sentencing by judges to having a lower likelihood than whites of being hired for a job and admitted to school. But distorted media depictions can also affect African-American males’ self-perceptions and lead to diminished self-esteem and lower performance in cognitive contexts, among other detrimental effects. In the end, black men are their own harshest critics.”

  16. aboynamedart
    Jenkins plays unedited version of an interview where a black child says he wants a gun because he wants to be an officer #FacingRace
  17. aboynamedart
    The broadcast version stops clip after child says “I’m gonna get me a gun.” No mention of him wanting to be a cop. #FacingRace
  18. aboynamedart
    Smith: News & journalism is constructed for the sake of building certain stories #FacingRace
  19. aboynamedart
    Smith works for Question Bridge, a multimedia project/curriculum to engage with students #FacingRace
  20. aboynamedart
    Question Bridge films blk men asking and answering questions of each other #FacingRace
  21. Take a look at the project here.
  22. aboynamedart
    Smith: Q.B. provides insight into a convo you usually wouldn’t see, even as a black male #FacingRace
  23. aboynamedart
    our #RaceMasculinity persenters now leading breakout sessions. Will work to share their stories on @Racialicious moving forward #FacingRace

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  • Anon

    At this moment, this post consists of an auto-playing video and a few short paragraphs scattered amongst horizontal dividers. Are there supposed to be images?

    • aboynamedart

      Sorry, Storify had a weird glitch, but thanks for the heads-up. The tweets from the panel should be loading now.