Redheads = Pigs, Trolls, and Apes?

Researcher and Assistant I first watched the film The Tale of Despereaux while en route to fieldwork as an assistant to a beautiful blond woman whose nickname means “princess” in the local language. Incidentally, my local nicknames were something along the lines of “carrot-top” and “submissive-daughter-in-law-who-serves-everyone-around-her.” I did not…

Seeing Race Sideways

I’ve been talking with my friend Hannah again about race. She’s a white student in Africana studies, and talks to me about how race works in our society and what can be done to transform difference to a positive experience for us all. Some of that comes from facing ourselves. Hannah read about whiteness…