Matt Thompson http://whqr.org en What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove http://whqr.org/post/what-we-learned-our-month-long-exploration-xculturelove Someone in Southern California seems to have a real issue with Asian-American women. Their main sticking point? Relationships between Asian-American women and white men.<p>Last week, Asian American student groups at the University of California — Los Angeles and the University of Southern California were mailed fliers <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/02/11/racist-anti-asian-flier-rocks-ucla-usc-campuses">blasting Asian women for dating white guys</a>, using all sorts of racial slurs and grimey language. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:37:00 +0000 Matt Thompson & Kat Chow 50529 at http://whqr.org What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture http://whqr.org/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 49871 at http://whqr.org Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue http://whqr.org/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 34540 at http://whqr.org Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue