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I have been looking for some notes on a presentation from 2007 on Multiracial Ethnic Identity Development. I clearly recall taking extensive notes, but the class only required a final presentation; that presentation was awesome and has been saved in numerous locations, including Google Drive. However, the notes were much more detailed, and not all of the content made it into the short form presentation. I have been searching for these notes for years.
I am in the process of rehashing this research for a possible book chapter on identity development, and again I was tortured by the loss of this document. Last night, I looked through my old paperwork one more time in a futile attempt to find the hard copy. This morning, as I was sitting down to write up the proposal for the book chapter, I searched my Google Drive to pull up the PowerPoint Presentation. I clicked on the first file to appear when I searched “multiracial.”
And there were my notes.
AND THERE WERE MY NOTES!
Uploaded February 27, 2010 to a folder that, although technically related, I would not have thought to look in. I was amazed. I was shocked. I cried a little. I love you February 27, 2010 Charisse. You knew that I would need these notes and you uploaded them. I had forgotten about this until today, despite thinking about this document periodically over the past 6 years. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Let’s go for a drink soon.
December 5, 2013 Charisse
I wrote this after watching Fast & Furious 6. I never posted it. I suppose now is a good time. RIP Paul Walker.
Fast and Furious (F&F) is the only film franchise with a majority non-White cast to have an national (and international) following. Consider that films with majority non-White casts are often marketed towards niche audiences, and many assume that these casting decisions inherently make a movie a “Black” movie, or an “Latino” movie (see the recent hoopla around Best Man Holiday as a “race-themed” movie). Although there are a few films that feature a majority non-White cast that garnered a national and international following (e.g., Rush Hour), but I believe that F&F is the only franchise (i.e., multiple films) with an ensemble cast (i.e., ≥ 5 major characters) to accomplish this.
Míchel Martinez is currently completing her Ph.D. in Political Science at USC, investigating the need for photography in social movements and the subsequent criminalization of photography. Her photography has taken her across the globe, from China to document the aftermath of the SARS outbreak, to Thailand after the tsunami. As a self-identified activist, she organizes initiatives to address local and national labor issues, increase awareness of the injustices in the prison system, and most recently was actively involved in the Occupy movement in Los Angeles. Míchel joined my class to talk about her experiences as a photographer and a scholar, and discuss the importance of imagery and photography in understanding civil rights and the individual’s place in an evolving, and increasingly interconnected society.
“Reducing shame in a game that predicts HIV risk reduction for young adult MSM” accepted to Journal of the International AIDS Society!
Introduction: Men who have sex with men (MSM) often face socially sanctioned disapproval of sexual deviance from the heterosexual “normal.” Such sexual stigma can be internalized producing a painful affective state (i.e., shame). Although shame (e.g., addiction) can predict risk-taking (e.g., alcohol abuse), sexual shame’s link to sexual risk-taking is unclear. Socially Optimized Learning in Virtual Environments (SOLVE) was designed to reduce MSM’s sexual shame, but whether it does so, and if that reduction predicts HIV risk reduction, is unclear. To test if at baseline, MSM’s reported past unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) is related to shame; MSM’s exposure to SOLVE compared to a wait-list control (WLC) condition reduces MSM’s shame; and shame-reduction mediates the link between WLC condition and UAI risk reduction.