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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America

The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
When racist towns used to lynch people, these guides helped keep black travelers safe
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The Most Important Political Statement At The American Music Awards Last Night

The Most Important Political Statement At The American Music Awards Last Night | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis used their acceptance speech at the American Music Awards to call attention to the death of Trayvon Martin.
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5 Prejudices That Video Games Can't Seem to Get Over

5 Prejudices That Video Games Can't Seem to Get Over | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Look, we set the standards for video games and we know that being racist, sexist, homophobic jerkholes is wrong ... don't we?
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Marxism Communism Frankfurt School: End of Freedom - slanted "reporting"

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I am not sharing this because I agree. I am sharing it to add to a collection of perspectives regarding critical theory.

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Racism in Far Cry 3

Racism in Far Cry 3 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Far Cry 3 is sort of racist. Because games are judged by a huge number of traits besides a story that occupies a comparatively small amount of play time, Far Cry 3 can still be a great game.
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This Forbes article discusses how some games and movies play the 'it can't be racist' game by having teh 'White Mesiah' become one of the 'natives'.    It was an interesting viewpoint for me and closely related to some research for class.

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Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This is one massive reality check, folks.
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