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Upper School Student Panel: "Black People in the Media"
Samaa Eldadah '19

In honor of Black History Month, the SSFS Upper School Newspaper The Wildezine and US Black Affinity Groups co-hosted a student panel with the theme "Black People in the Media" on Thursday, Feb. 22. Six Affinity Group members engaged in a powerful conversation on issues including the prevalence of overt, covert, and aversive racism in the media; lacking media portrayal of diversity in the black community; type-casting and stereotypical portrayals of black women; and issues of colorism in media. The panel was a huge success, and both Wildezine and Affinity Group members look forward to similar for-student, by-student collaborations in the future. 

Student Panel DiscussionIn honor of Black History Month, the SSFS Upper School Newspaper The Wildezine and US Black Affinity Groups co-hosted a student panel with the theme "Black People in the Media" on Thursday, Feb. 22. Six Affinity Group members engaged in a powerful conversation on issues including the prevalence of overt, covert, and aversive racism in the media; lacking media portrayal of diversity in the black community; type-casting and stereotypical portrayals of black women; and issues of colorism in media. The panel was a huge success, and both Wildezine and Affinity Group members look forward to similar for-student, by-student collaborations in the future.