Race & Masculinity: Perils, Pride and Pushing The Boundaries Of Perception #FacingRace
Presenters: Mod. Dominique Appollon (ARC), Salem Acuña (SONG), Alan Jenkins (Opportunity Agenda), Bayete Ross Smith (Question Bridge)
- From SONG'S website: " we believe that while the South is a physical geography of white supremacy and poverty and how they form plantations, mountaintop removal, and slave labor, it is also more than that. It is a place of redemption and hope for many: a place where folk reconcile with past in an honest and painful way; a place where people can stay in lands riddled with pain and remember old traditions; and birth new ways."
- The Opportunity Agenda has commissioned three studies addressing media representations of black men, saying:
" Research shows that distorted media representations can impact perceptions and attitudes toward African-American males and affect many aspects of their lives, from receiving harsher sentencing by judges to having a lower likelihood than whites of being hired for a job and admitted to school. But distorted media depictions can also affect African-American males’ self-perceptions and lead to diminished self-esteem and lower performance in cognitive contexts, among other detrimental effects. In the end, black men are their own harshest critics."
- Take a look at the project here.