- Elizabeth Bluemle's The Elephant in the Room post from back in June
- This account of Mitali Perkins's recent chat with the good people of Random House
- Via Mitali's blog, "A Girl Like Me," a 16-year-old filmmaker's reflection on Black female beauty, including a re-conducting of the Kenneth Clark doll test. If you think that white people are being discriminated against, or that children are immune to cultural cues about race, please watch this video -- starting at the 3:20 mark if you can't take the time to watch the whole thing.
- The wonderful Chimimanda Adichie talk, "The Dangers of a Single Story" (also a video)
- I Didn't Dream of Dragons, the reflections of a fantasy writer of Indian descent on racial and cultural power imbalances in her own thinking
- White People, It Is Not All About You, But for This Post It Is -- her followup to that, responding to some critics and other commenters
- Through that, a List of Links for Clueless White People, with lots of good stuff on white privilege, and from that:
- What I Have Learned Through Conversations About Race -- a white woman's manifesto on, essentially, trying not to be an idiot about race
- Finally, on October 8-9, NYU is hosting "A is for Anansi," a conference on literature for children of African descent. I'll be there.
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