National Equity Project Senior Associate Hugh Vasquez will join the radio program A Safe Place to Talk About Race on Monday, November 5, at 4pm EST, 1pm PST. The program streams live online via the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Episode description: When People of Color Turn to Self Hate
Where does self-hate about a person’s own ‘race’ or culture come from? Must People of Color assimilate into Whiteness in looks, speech, and mannerisms to be acceptable? How does this idea of ‘Whiteness is rightness’ get attached self identify? What are some of the signs that self-hate has become, at times, popular and a way of life within a person or a group? What behaviors show up? Violence? Low test scores? Next job promotion? Is it destructive or a path to economic and social success? Are children affected?
The Clark Doll Experiment of 1939 was repeated in 2005 with almost the same results that well over half of the Children of Color chose White as meaning nice, and being Black as unacceptable. Are there ways to disrupt this pattern or feeling? Join Hugh Vasquez, a leading top diversity educator, consultant, guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and author to find out what self-hate, or internalized racism, really is, where it comes from, and some way to disrupt and heal from it.
Tune in live, or if you miss it we’ll try to post the podcast. If you have questions or would like to join the discussion, call in at 1.866.472.5788 or tweet @asafeplace2talk.