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Issue #116 (Spring 2014) issue cover
You Don't Know Me
Seeing Past Stereotypes

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The author learns about a theory called "the looking-glass self" in sociology class: When we change our appearance, people treat us differently, and that changes us. As he grows from gang kid to young businessman, the writer sees this happen to him. (full text)

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Chimore ponders how other black people use the "n" word lightly and jokingly. The word's history as a tool of oppression ultimately keeps her from joining them in using this or any slur. (full text)
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