Inside The Thorny Landscape Of Racial Stereotypes 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 professor R. L'Heureux Lewis and blogger Macon Detornay.
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Inside The Thorny Landscape Of Racial Stereotypes

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Inside The Thorny Landscape Of Racial Stereotypes

Inside The Thorny Landscape Of Racial Stereotypes

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.