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Journalists, community voices and students will gather at this FREE EVENT. Join moderator Natalie Moore, WBEZ Reporter, in a conversation about covering violence in Chicago with Brenda Butler of Columbia Links; Juliana Stratton of Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council; Chris Rudd of the Mikva Challenge; and Gaynor Hall Paterson, WGN/CLTV Reporter.
I wish I were surprised by the verdict, but my heart is breaking. I am typing this out on my phone today because it could not wait. How do we raise our sweet children of color? What do we tell them? What do we tell ourselves?
We can report on who gets killed and where. But how do we report on what stops the violence?
These were the questions posed at a reporters workshop, June 11th, held at at 618 South Michigan, Stage Two, Columbia College; hosted by Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth (SCY); and moderated by Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Bureau chief.
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The Vincent Chin case was a shocking wake-up call for Asian Americans of all ethnicities who suddenly realized the brutal consequences of the “all Asians look alike” stereotype and anti-Asian slurs. Coming to America, working hard, and keeping your head down per the model minority stereotype was not enough. This could have happened to anyone. However, thirty years later, the Vincent Chin case has become a staple of Asian American Studies courses; the community has grown, developed, and organized; legal changes have been made. Yet still there is much work to be done.
My children are multiracial, so they might be perceived as any number of stereotypes. They might be perceived as Caucasian, different kinds of Asian, Hispanic, Arab, Native American, foreign, exotic, lotus blossom, both victim and suspect….I am not only trying to prevent trouble they might encounter, I am also secretly preparing them for the court battle that would follow.
I review constantly because, like these African American parents, I want these to become habits, so that they will not forget.
Dear Dost, Were you ever stopped short by words you hear on the radio? The program goes on, but in your head the words keep banging around and that’s all you hear. So, I was listening to the wonderful series that NPR did last week on youth and crime in Chicago. The last program was […]