Category: announcements

December 28, 2009 / / announcements
December 22, 2009 / / announcements

We have some new readers.  Some of the older readers have been forgetting the spirit in which we maintain this board.  So, here are some reminders about the comments:

If you are not here to talk about both race and pop culture, you should not be here.

This should go without saying, but if you aren’t interested in discussing race and pop culture, or racial identity, this is not the blog for you.  Any comments that start with “this isn’t about race” are generally deleted immediately – we don’t even bother to finish reading.  If you want to introduce another element (i.e., I think there is a discussion of class to be considered here…) by all means, do so.  But discounting race is not going to work here.

If you are not here to share and learn from people of different backgrounds, you should not be here.

If you do not believe in mixed race identity, this is not the blog for you.  If you only care about your ethnic group (and feel the need to pull conversations away from the experiences of others) this is not the blog for you.  If you don’t think other minorities have it as hard as your group, this is not the spot for you.  At Racialicious, we realize we are all in this together.  If you disagree, there are plenty of other blogs to read.

Stop playing the Oppression Olympics.

Our comment guidelines say this:

6. Let’s avoid oppression olympics please. I’m not saying it’s never something to be discussed, but generally speaking, bickering over who has it worse off, or who’s more racist, is really kind of useless.

This has been happening more and more as of late.  Andrea Smith has a more nuanced take on what this means, but in general, it’s a bad idea, and one we don’t want to see here. Read the Post On The Comments Section & The Blog

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May 18, 2009 / / announcements

(Sorry, these should have run on Friday!)

Study seeking biracial, multiracial, and mixed heritage individuals

One of our regular readers is doing a study. Amanda writes:

My name is Amanda Rivera and I am a doctoral student of clinical-community psychology at the University of La Verne. I am currently working on my dissertation, under the supervision of Christopher Liang, Ph.D.

Please consider participating in my study, which is focused on the unique experiences of biracial and multiracial individuals. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win ONE OF FOUR $50 gift certificates to Target or Barnes and Noble. To participate in the study, individuals must be 18 years or older. The study should take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete and your responses will be kept confidential.

If you would like to participate in this study or would like more information please visit the following website link:

Thank you so much! Your participation will help in developing a greater understanding of experiences among the biracial and multiracial population.

In the event that you have any questions or concerns about this study, you may contact me at

AAPI House Party

On May 31st, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (, the national network of progressive Asian Americans and allies, is hosting a nation-wide conference call with Konrad Ng, the Chinese American brother-in-law of President Obama. It will be a great chance to hear from someone so close to the President and to learn how the President might approach our community.

It would be great if you could help spread the word. All the details are on our website, but basically, it can just be a dozen friends or so, gathering for a potluck and then calling in and listening to Konrad. We’ll also have another guest or two. After the call, we want the parties to all talk about the issues they think matter, not just on a national level, but also locally. We’ll then record all these thoughts and share them with the Obama administration. It will be a chance to have our collective voice heard.

Read the Post Announcements – Research Project, AAPI House Party, Internships at Newsday, Jobs for Change

April 10, 2009 / / announcements

The Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers: The Shalom Bayit Public Forum

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announce “The Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers: The Shalom Bayit Public Forum,” to be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 7:00PM at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, located at 257 West 88th Street, New York City.

Co-sponsored by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Uri L’tzedek, Congregation Kolot Chayeinu and many other Jewish communal organizations, this event will demonstrate the widespread support from Jewish leaders and the New York City Jewish community for domestic workers’ rights.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice has been organizing with Domestic Workers United (DWU) for five years to pass the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in New York State, which has recently passed in both the Assembly and Senate Labor Committees. The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights addresses the longstanding exclusion of domestic workers from labor protections, reflects the unique conditions and demands of the industry in which they work, and clarifies employers’ obligations. The passage of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights will be a historic win for justice.

For more information, visit the Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Website or the Domestic Workers United Site.

Take Back the Night

April 16th, 2009
March starts at 9pm, Barnard Gates (117th & Broadway, NYC)
Speakout starts at 11pm, LeFrak Gym, Barnard College

“Tonight is a night of survival, in the most active sense of the word”
The mission of Take Back the Night March and Speakout is to break the silence about sexual violence by inviting the Morningside Heights community to gather together, as survivors, allies, family, friends, neighbors and strangers, to support each other and protest the violence that affects all of us. The march is an opportunity to re-claim the streets of New York City, the neighborhood of Morningside Heights, and the Columbia campus as safe spaces. After the march, we host a Speakout, during which community members speak anonymously about their experiences. The march is wheelchair accessible. Free childcare will be provided. ASL signer will be present during pre-march rally.

For more information contact Read the Post Announcements – Take Back the Night; Call for Papers on Hip-Hop and Motherhood; Jewish Community Stands with Domestic Workers

March 5, 2009 / / announcements