Media tagged Class

Visions From the Inside - Stars and Stripes

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Aimed at humanizing and shedding light on the realities and experiences of detained migrants, this illustration is part of Visions From the Inside, a visual art collection based on letters written by detained migrants at the Karnes County detention center, a for-profit immigrant family detention center in Texas.

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Visions From the Inside - You've Been Killing Me Little by Little

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Aimed at humanizing and shedding light on the realities and experiences of detained migrants, this illustration is part of Visions From the Inside, a visual art collection based on letters written by detained migrants at the Karnes County detention center, a for-profit immigrant family detention center in Texas.

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White People Whitesplain Whitesplaining

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This 2015 video from MTV News weekly series Decoded satirically parodies White people “whitesplaining whitesplaining,” the term used to describe the act of White people patronizingly explaining or defining to a person of color what should or shouldn’t be racist against people of color. Through a series of interactions between Franchesca Ramsey and a range of White characters interrupting and talking over her and each other, this video shows what “whitesplaining” and White “mansplaining” can look like. The White characters include friends, partners, a man from a “diverse” neighborhood, a man with dreadlocks, a professor of African American studies, a woman with a “talking stick,” a woman with an Oprah shirt, Rachel Dolezal, and references to these characters being “in the know” because they saw movies likeTwelve Years a Slaveand read articles about race inThe Atlantic. The clip ends with one of the characters stopping everyone from speaking and once again defining whitesplaining to Franchesca and telling her that she wouldn’t put up with it if she were her. Franchesca responds that she doesn’t know what to say right now, and the group of White characters all say, “you’re welcome.”

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Why Are We Still Talking About Racism?

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Published in July 2015, this AJ+ video is a compilation of interviews with people discussing why we are and still need to be talking about race, racism, and racial inequities in the United States. The people interviewed are shown answering questions about what racism looks like, how it has changed, and what can be done to push back and move forward. Opening with a man encouraging us to say that #BlackLivesMatter, topics discussed are first hand experiences with housing discrimination, fear and lack of safety due to racial profiling by police and law enforcement, stereotypical media representations, everyday interactions with bosses, friends, and strangers, broken educational and prison systems, symbolic racism, cultural appropriation, colorblind and post-racial discourse, white supremacy, and persistent cycles of privilege and oppression. AJ+ is a digital news, politics, and current events channel by Al Jazeera Media Network.

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Wives and Girlfriends of Professional Athletes (WAGS) reality tv show - the WAG hierarchy

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This video promotes E! network’s reality television show WAGS (wives and girlfriends of professional athletes), which premiered in August 2015. In this clip titled “Inside the Fabulous ‘WAGS’ Lifestyle,” the wives and girlfriends of sports stars describe the culture of the wealthy and glamorous lifestyle, including the social hierarchy of women and how they are valued. The women in the clip describe this hierarchy with the “Queen WAGs,” or wives at top of the hierarchy, then fiancés, then girlfriends, and at the bottom, as one woman puts it, “and then, there’s just hoes.” Another woman talks about how some people call her a “jersey chaser” because she would rather date a professional athlete than a “regular” man. The clip ends with the women saying that all of these women in relationships with the male athletes are essentially striving for being engaged and married to famous, successful male professional athletes.

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