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What I Hear When You Say

What I Hear When You Say is a video series that explores how words can both unite and divide us depending on our own perspective, experience, and interpretation. Each episode covers a different phrase or term that challenges what we think we know about race, class, gender, and identity.

Race Card

6m 19s

What exactly does it mean to play a “race card?” Professor Derald Wing Sue, Comedian Hadiyah Robinson and Artist Kiyun Kim explore the topic from three unique points of view.

Episodes

  • When Did You Become Gay?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    When Did You Become Gay?

    S1 E10 - 7m 15s

    Take a closer look at the words used to describe LGBTQA communities through storytelling, analysis, and humor. This episode explores sexuality, gender fluidity, and the language used to describe LGBTQA communities from 3 unique perspectives: an activist (Kristin Russo), a professor (Moya Bailey), and a media personality (Tyler Ford).

  • Gentrification: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gentrification

    S1 E9 - 7m 11s

    Explore the challenges, the benefits and consequences of Gentrification from 3 unique points of view. Filmmaker Shukree Tilghman explores how better access to services may mean losing the historic character of a city like Harlem. Author Desiree Cooper explains Detroit's in-progress gentrification, seeing the potential for good but trying to prepare for what often comes next. Professor Kelly Anders

  • Code Words: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Code Words

    S1 E8 - 6m 38s

    Examine the current function and long history of American’s use of “code words.” Artist Bayeté Ross Smith looks at how media shapes our perceptions. Comedian Hari Kondabolu thinks the media knows exactly what they are doing. Professor Pedro Noguera studies the history of coded language and its effects on all of us to this day.

  • What Are You?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Are You?

    S1 E7 - 6m 39s

    Journalist Soledad O’Brien, comedian Kate Rigg and professor Ann Morning have all been asked “What are you?” This episode examines their reactions and what the question really means to them. Examine the history and context of how we perceive and count who belongs to which race. The U.S. may be 2% mixed race, or well over 40%; it all depends on how we choose to count.

  • I'm Not A Feminist: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    I'm Not A Feminist

    S1 E6 - 5m 56s

    What does it mean to be a “feminist?” Explore different interpretations of feminism, and why the topic is still considered controversial. Comic and author Phoebe Robinson, “Slutist” founder Kristen (Sollee) Korvette and filmmaker Jasmine Rivera break down the issues.

  • Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

    S1 E5 - 6m 38s

    What does it mean to appreciate vs. appropriate culture? Explore this question from three unique points of view: Comic Franchesca Ramsey, Kill Screen founder Jamin Warren and the “Godfather of Streetwear” designer Alyasha Owerka-Moore.

  • Welfare: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Welfare

    S1 E4 - 6m 20s

    Explore the assumptions and misgivings of pejorative phrases like “Welfare queen” from three unique points of view. Comic Jordan Temple sees the irony of pairing words like “welfare” and “queen.” Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw breaks down the history of welfare by race and income. Author Tracie McMillan discusses how the cycle of poverty keeps nutrition off the table.

  • White Pride: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    White Pride

    S1 E3 - 7m 6s

    What do you hear when someone says... “white pride?” What about “Black Pride” or “Gay Pride?” Is there a difference? Three unique perspectives discuss: Filmmaker Whitney Dow, Comedian Jess Tom and Musician Daryl Davis.

  • Model Minority: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Model Minority

    S1 E2 - 7m 7s

    Explore the use of this term “Model Minority” to describe Asian American communities from three unique points of view: Comedian Helen Hong, Filmmaker/activist Pearl J. Park, and Advocate Christopher Punongbayan.

  • Race Card: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Race Card

    S1 E1 - 6m 19s

    What exactly does it mean to play a “race card?” Professor Derald Wing Sue, Comedian Hadiyah Robinson and Artist Kiyun Kim explore the topic from three unique points of view.

Extras + Features

  • The Manifestation of Microaggressions : asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Manifestation of Microaggressions

    S1 E8 - 1m 19s

    Examine the current function and long history of American’s use of “code words.” Professor Pedro Noguera studies the history of coded language and its effects on all of us to this day.

  • Racial Fluidity: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Racial Fluidity

    S1 E7 - 56s

    Professor Ann Morning analyzes the fluidity of race across culture and time.

  • Equality Of Sexes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Equality Of Sexes

    S1 E6 - 24s

    What does it mean to be a “feminist?” Explore filmmaker Jasmine Rivera’s interpretation of feminism, and why the topic is still considered controversial.

  • The Cycle of Cultural Appropriation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cycle of Cultural Appropriation

    S1 E5 - 41s

    What does it mean to appreciate vs. appropriate culture? Alyasha Owerka-Moore, ‘The “Godfather of Streetwear” shares his unique point of view.

  • Intersectionality: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Intersectionality

    S1 E4 - 35s

    Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw discusses “intersectionality” as it relates to terms like “Welfare Queen.”

  • Model Minority: A Racial Stereotype: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Model Minority: A Racial Stereotype

    S1 E2 - 54s

    Advocate Christopher Punongbayan’s explains how racial prejudices often become racial stereotypes. He says, “they are like cancer.”

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