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“After 50 Years of ‘Asian American,’ Advocates Say the Term Is ‘More Essential Than Ever'” | NBC News

“All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People of Multiple Backgrounds?” | NPR

  • The history of mixed race, multiracialbiracial, and other terms

“Arabs, the N-Word and the A-Word Are the Same” | Muslim Girl

“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a Missing Minority in Criminal Justice Data” | Urban Wire

  • Categorizing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as “other” in the criminal justice system fails to acknowledge the vast disparities within the group and feeds the harmful “model minority” myth.

“Awkward, Uncomfortable Conversations About Racism Worth It” | USA Today

  • Tips on addressing racism with someone who was racially offensive or insensitive

“Blackhorse: Do You Prefer ‘Native American’ or ‘American Indian’? 6 Prominent Voices Respond” | Indian Country Today Media Network

  • Different perspectives on the terms Native, indigenous, Native American, American Indian, Indian, and First American, and the preference for tribal references

“Can La Cocina’s Food-Focused Conference Help Grow Equitable Communities?” | KQED

“The ‘G’ Word vs. the Invisible Minority” | Gypsy Appropriations

  • When people realize that gypsy and gyp/gip (to mean swindle or cheat) are racial slurs but continue to embrace them

“A Historically Xenophobic Metaphor Has Been Used by Trump, Limbaugh, Obama—and Us?” | Public Radio International

  • When immigrants of color are described as “pouring in,” “swamping,” “flooding in,” or as “coming in ‘tides’ and ‘waves.’”

“How to Query a Racist Comment” | Copyediting

“Latina/o/x” | Inside Higher Ed

  • The need for an inclusive, non-gender-conforming term for Latina and Latino
  • The arguments against using an x

Multicultural Romance: When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Do’s, Don’ts, and Why Nots! [PDF] | Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, K. M. Jackson, Falguni Kothari

“‘Obama’s People’ and ‘the African Americans’: Using the Language of Othering | The Huffington Post

  • How use of the word the before any racial group creates distance and puts them in one monolithic category

“100 Ways to Support—Not Appropriate From—Native People” | Broadly

  • On the use of powwow, squaw, “go off the reservation,” and other offensive language.

“The Racist Politics of the English Language” | Boston Review

  • “Why the semantic somersaults when it comes to race? We never hear anti-Semitic rhetoric described as ‘religiously tinged.’”

“Research Says There Are Ways to Reduce Racial Bias. Calling People Racist Isn’t One of Them.” | Vox

  • “In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation.”

“Stop Calling Black Women ‘Superheroes'” | Dame

“Talk Like a Human: 8 Phrases to Avoid Saying to Your Customers” | Zapier

“There Is No Secret to Writing About People Who Do Not Look Like You” | Literary Hub

  • The role of empathy in writing the “other” as well as you write the “self”

“To Change Racial Disparity in Food, Let’s Start With Cookbooks” | Eater

“What to Say When You’re Asian American and Someone Calls You ‘Exotic'” | Public Radio International

“White People Are Still Raised to Be Racially Illiterate. If We Don’t Recognize the System, Our Inaction Will Uphold It.” | Think

“Why We Need to Confront Bias in Dance Criticism” | Dance

  • “Artists of color endure reviews that are often reductive or dismissive, especially when the work is ‘foreign’ to the critic.”

“Why We Use ‘Indigenous’ Instead of ‘Aboriginal'” | Animikii

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