Why Do People Stereotype Black Men? Ask Your Brain.

This is a guest post by Laura Frohne.  It was originally published on the Open Society Foundations’ blog “Voices” on September 20, 2013. How do we overcome preconceptions and anxiety about race? “Part of understanding racial anxiety is simply naming it,” says Alexis McGill Johnson, executive director of the American Values Institute. “We have anxieties in all other parts of our daily lives: anxiety about flying, about driving, or going on job interviews.” “We create stereotypes, quick references, to help us navigate the world,” she says. “One of those stereotypes is that we equate black men with fear.” Once you identify your own racial preconceptions, Johnson says, “you can give yourself different guidance in how you want to treat the conversation, by … Continue reading Why Do People Stereotype Black Men? Ask Your Brain.

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How Hard Can It Be to Be Charitable?

Kris discusses 5 considerations that a donor should make to assure that the funding is put to the best use possible. http://putnam-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/Putnam-131018-Q2-How-Hard-Can-it-Be-to-Be-Charitable-Rev.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare

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