A Girl Like Me

January 26, 2007 at 6:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

This video, “A Girl Like Me”, is making the rounds right now. It’s a short (7 minutes) documentary by Kiri Davis, a high school student.

There are a lot of things I still don’t “get” about race and racial identity in the United States. I can’t wrap my head around some of the girls’ comments in the film, for example. But several parts of the film are intriguing, and I can’t help but think about how it all relates to Robert.

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Sami January 28, 2007 at 1:00am

Intriguing video.  It’s hard to “get” anything about race and racial identity here in Nebraska simply because we are not exposed to different races very often (or at least I wasn’t as I was growing up in a tiny rural community).  Unless a person is blessed with the opportunity to be close to someone of a different race, they probably will never “get” it.

Mr. T January 29, 2007 at 2:00am

There is something more recent circulating about a recent study on skin color and salary. The finding: those with progressively lighter skin tone make higher salaries than those with darker skin. OoO my*#$@!!god what a stunner!!!

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