Exotic means there, not here. Them, not us. You, but definitely not me. Exotic is a word defined by the speaker’s perspective, which assumes dominance and normalcy over the person being called exotic.
It’s a micro-aggression. It’s a backhanded compliment. And it’s simply inaccurate.
Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ‘Cause, you know, whatever.
Whether you are executed or not, whether you are wrongly imprisoned or not — it doesn’t just depend on the evidence against you. It depends on your race and the race of the victim, on the political predilections of your prosecutor and your judge, on the honor of police detectives, on the accuracy of the eyewitnesses testifying against you, on the skill and competency of your defense attorney, and on the mercy of the governor who makes a judgment on clemency.
With two million American kids suspended or expelled from junior and high schools each year, the Obama administration decided to figure out what the heck is going in America’s classrooms. The results of the investigation weren’t pretty: Discriminatory policies that push students of color, and those with disabilities, out of the U.S. education system.
Dana Liebelson, in Yes, U.S. schools still discipline students based on their race
Jews, Indians, the Chinese, Iranians, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians, Mormons, and Cuban exiles.
The 8 ethnic groups Tiger Mom Amy Chua consider “exceptional”. People aren’t exactly happy about Chua’s claims.
Nearly 4 in 10