Are Positive Stereotypes Racist, Too?

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Can positive stereotypes — like "Latin lover" and "strong black woman" — be just as harmful as racial slurs?

Farai Chideya talks with Carmen Van Kerckhove, co-founder and president of the anti-racism training company New Demographic and L'Heureux Lewis, assistant professor of sociology and black studies at the City College of New York.



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