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Honest voices

I saw this video in today’s Al’s Morning Meeting. It is young black women talking about what it means to be black, stereotypes, perceptions, and more. Perhaps because African-American studies interests the sociologist in me or maybe because of my own work and history with these topics, the video really struck a chord.

I don’t know how the interviewer was able to get such candid responses, but there’s definitely a lot to be said for just letting people talk, as she did. I think this is a great example of when it’s appropriate to find that average person and give them a soapbox or microphone and let them tell you what’s on their mind. It isn’t so in your face as the average man on the street interview. It’s more subdued and there’s more of a point to it.

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