Good research and racist comments

The study that inspired the racist comments, and this post, is interesting because it helps folks who have a hard time seeing racism understand that it's rampant in Canadian culture. The researchers sent off over 6000 resumes to potential employers…

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Intention and responsibility

It is entirely possible for the meanings we create to be beyond our intent and within our responsibility. I've said¬† this before, here. You have to read down a ways to get to it, and it's so fascinating, that I…

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What to do about hate?

Okay, so it's one thing to notice and criticize ads that are demeaning, racist or hateful. But I've been thinking lately that maybe I have a duty to also contact the owners of the ad that I wrote about here…

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Positioning the other, again

So last week I wrote about a bus ad that I photographed and posted claiming that it was racist. But I didn't really speak to how or why it was racist. And it's important to be able to say why.…

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Positioning the other

Advertisements push our buttons and our boundaries. Ad copy that once might have been rejected for being too risky or simply in bad taste is now often fair game. Companies and organizations work hard to create a brand that is…

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