Inside The Thorny Landscape Of Racial Stereotypes

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Comedians get away with making fun of them, public officials get called out for using them, but how many of us believe in them?

Farai Chideya takes a closer look at racial stereotypes with R. L'Heureux Lewis — assistant professor of sociology and black studies at the City College of New York — and blogger Macon Detornay of Stuff White People Do.

His blog explores stereotypes and assumptions from a white person's perspective.



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