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The White Card

    Hello, hello Deaf community, theatre community, interpreter community! Paramount Theatre in Boston would like to let you know about an upcoming ASL interpreted production called “The White Card.” The show will take place on Saturday, March 31st at 2:00PM. The interpreters are Chris Robinson and Shari Coon. The play is about a married couple of whom both are White. The husband, Charles is very knowledgeable about a lot of things, is deeply involved…

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  A few years ago, poet Claudia Rankine gave a reading of “Citizen: An American Lyric,’’ her 2014 award-winning collection of poems exploring racism and aggression. During the question-and-answer period, a white man stood up. “He said he had been moved by ‘Citizen” and he wanted to know what he could do for me,” Rankine recalls. “I said that I was doing very well, thank you. The real question he should have asked was ‘What…

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  “You cannot live thirty years with something in your closet, which you know is there, and pretend it is not there without something terrible happening to you. If I know that any one of you has murdered your brother or your mother, and the corpse is in this room under the table, and I know it and you know it, and you know I know it, and we cannot talk about it, it takes…

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  “You’re not going to change anybody’s mind shutting them down” – Rankine to the The Paris Review “In America, the killing of black people is an unending spectacle.” – Rankine in the New York Times  “Was there ever a moment when the persecution of nonwhite Americans wasn’t the norm?” – Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule? “We need to stop not calling it out….We can stop housing it. So that it stays where it…

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This past week Claudia Rankine gave a sold out talk on whiteness (for those of you who missed it you can watch here). Throughout the presentation Ms. Rankine covered a wide variety of literature and pop culture references. From the talk we have created a reading list for you comprised of the books and blogs mentioned:  Whiteness of a Different Color by Matthew Frye Jacobson  The History of White People  by Nell Irvin Painter White: Essays…

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