Affirmative Action  Framed and Reframed The 13 Myth Radio Series A Project of the African  American Policy Forum &  The Af...
Defining the Problem <ul><li>What most people know about affirmative action isn’t right… </li></ul><ul><li>… and what is r...
Context Setting <ul><li>Challenges to Affirmative Action:  </li></ul><ul><li>- Discussed in a “vacuum”—policies are not gr...
What “We-Do-Know” <ul><ul><li>JANINE JACKSON’S FAIR Study on AA in Media  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AA framed as Race, No...
Race of Unequal  Opportunity <ul><li>Poor schooling,  </li></ul><ul><li>unconscious bias,   Privilege,  </li></ul><ul><li>...
How to sustain an investigatory story? How did we do it? <ul><li>Creative Means/ Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert r...
The African American Policy  Forum On-Line  <ul><ul><li>www.aapf.org </li></ul></ul>
MYTHBUSTERS SERIES GOING ON-LINE ON PAPER AND ON THE RADIO: <ul><li>www.aapf.org/focus </li></ul>
<ul><li>THE 13 MYTHS </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Preferential Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action was...
<ul><li>The Myth: Individual effort and hard work determines who becomes prosperous and wealthy in the United States </li>...
Who else engaged… <ul><li>To Check Out All Our Collaborators Go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://aapf.org/focus/episodes/guests...
Building an Interdisciplinary Pool of Collaborators
Exploding Myths and Reaching Out to a Multiracial Base.
Reaching Out to the Community Unveiling untold stories: Did-You-Know Sections
Continuing the Learning Process: Taking Lessons Home…
Transforming Valid Data into Accessible Information… Believe It or Not! <ul><li>http://www.aapf.org/focus/episodes/nov3.ph...
Did You Know: Facing the Facts:
Bridging Research and General Public <ul><li>http://www.aapf.org/focus/episodes/oct27.php </li></ul>
Reframing the Debate under the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement <ul><li>http://www.aapf.org/focus/episodes/nov7.php </l...
Connecting the Policies to Successful Stories! Coming Out For Affirmative Action – Tell Us How Affirmative Action Helped Y...
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    1. 1. Affirmative Action Framed and Reframed The 13 Myth Radio Series A Project of the African American Policy Forum & The Affirmative Action Research and Policy Consortium
    2. 2. Defining the Problem <ul><li>What most people know about affirmative action isn’t right… </li></ul><ul><li>… and what is right about affirmative action most people don’t know. </li></ul>Innovative social Inclusion Policies are being retracted, challenged, withdrawn…. And levels of exclusion are increasing…
    3. 3. Context Setting <ul><li>Challenges to Affirmative Action: </li></ul><ul><li>- Discussed in a “vacuum”—policies are not grounded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad Press; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The way affirmative action is framed is so problematic that it obliges people to take the contrary side; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is no way to reframe it without challenging the frame. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet, mainstream radio programs and newspapers – available outlets – are not ideal for the reframing of the message; </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What “We-Do-Know” <ul><ul><li>JANINE JACKSON’S FAIR Study on AA in Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AA framed as Race, Not Gender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AA framed as Black, Not POC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AA framed as Preferences, Not Remedial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AA framed as Class Advantage, Not Racial Disadvantage </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Race of Unequal Opportunity <ul><li>Poor schooling, </li></ul><ul><li>unconscious bias, Privilege, </li></ul><ul><li>wealth disparities, Connections, </li></ul><ul><li>standardized tests; Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>School to prison </li></ul><ul><li>pipeline, </li></ul><ul><li>old-boy network, </li></ul><ul><li>underemployment; </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination, </li></ul><ul><li>racial profiling, </li></ul><ul><li>disproportionate lifespan; </li></ul>
    6. 6. How to sustain an investigatory story? How did we do it? <ul><li>Creative Means/ Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert resources, targeted interviews, dramatization of stories; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating our own on-line outlets (website) </li></ul><ul><li>Building a collaboration-group of interdisciplinary experts </li></ul><ul><li>Writing and Disseminating our Mythbuster Series. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Show was an entry door; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website built upon the products of the radio show; </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. The African American Policy Forum On-Line <ul><ul><li>www.aapf.org </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. MYTHBUSTERS SERIES GOING ON-LINE ON PAPER AND ON THE RADIO: <ul><li>www.aapf.org/focus </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>THE 13 MYTHS </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Preferential Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action was a Radical Social Policy out of Step with American Ideals </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action Is No Longer Needed </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action Constitutes the Admission of Unqualified Students in College and University Admissions </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action is an African American Entitlement Program </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action Should be About Class, Not Race </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Existing anti-disrimination laws are adequate to create equal opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative Action Stigmatizes its Beneficiaries </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>The Myth: Individual effort and hard work determines who becomes prosperous and wealthy in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Colorblindness is, and always has been, a basic American ideal, and its advocates oppose affirmative action not because they oppose racial progress, but because it contradicts our societal consensus on colorblindness </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Absent affirmative action, race is as empty and meaningless as skin color; it is affirmative action that creates racial differences </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Affirmative action is a domestic policy that reflects an obsession with race that is peculiar to America </li></ul><ul><li>The Myth: Opposing Affirmative Action is consistent with the vision of equality articulated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream of a colorblind America </li></ul>
    11. 11. Who else engaged… <ul><li>To Check Out All Our Collaborators Go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://aapf.org/focus/episodes/guests.php </li></ul>
    12. 12. Building an Interdisciplinary Pool of Collaborators
    13. 13. Exploding Myths and Reaching Out to a Multiracial Base.
    14. 14. Reaching Out to the Community Unveiling untold stories: Did-You-Know Sections
    15. 15. Continuing the Learning Process: Taking Lessons Home…
    16. 16. Transforming Valid Data into Accessible Information… Believe It or Not! <ul><li>http://www.aapf.org/focus/episodes/nov3.php </li></ul>
    17. 17. Did You Know: Facing the Facts:
    18. 18. Bridging Research and General Public <ul><li>http://www.aapf.org/focus/episodes/oct27.php </li></ul>
    19. 19. Reframing the Debate under the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement <ul><li>http://www.aapf.org/focus/episodes/nov7.php </li></ul>
    20. 20. Connecting the Policies to Successful Stories! Coming Out For Affirmative Action – Tell Us How Affirmative Action Helped You To Overcome Obstacles! <ul><li>http://aapf.org/focus/episodes/testimonials.php </li></ul>

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