Matt Thompson http://weku.fm en Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture http://weku.fm/post/why-its-hard-talk-about-attraction-race-and-culture A few years ago, a woman named Elaine Dove <a href="http://jezebel.com/5818285/my-experiment-on-race-and-craigslist-dating">tried an experiment</a> on Craigslist. She created three ads, each with a different treatment of her racial and cultural background:<p><blockquote><p>"The first described me accurately: gothic, Asian-American, alternative, artistic, inquisitive, intelligent, adventurous. The second made no mention of my race at all. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Matt Thompson 55067 at http://weku.fm Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue http://weku.fm/post/brad-paisleys-accidental-racist-sparks-least-one-dialogue "It can't be a coincidence that 'Accidental Racist' came out the same day Code Switch launched," <a href="http://twitter.com/Melanism/status/321367111081541633">@Melanism tweeted at us</a> on Monday.<p>And it did seem a little convenient. No sooner do we <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/04/08/176064688/how-code-switching-explains-the-world">unveil our little race and ethnicity blog</a> than Brad Paisley and LL Cool J release a hip-hop and country collaboration, asking whether black folks and white folks can come together and overlook each other's differences. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:42:00 +0000 Matt Thompson 42475 at http://weku.fm Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue