BIG RAPIDS - More often than not, people of different races can live, work, learn and thrive together without issues.
Stereotypes, however, are dangerous because they build walls that divide people rather than bring them together to live and work harmoniously.
Ferris State University continues to work toward breaking down the walls that divide us and hold us back as we pursue true diversity and inclusion. As part of the effort to confront the stereotypes that divide us, the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration is featuring a five-star campus event: The N*W*C* Race Show which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in G. Mennen Williams Auditorium on the Ferris State University campus.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
There is a note of caution, however, as the content of the show is not suitable for young children as the material is rated PG-13. As part of the show, there is strong language including frequent use of racial slurs.
With that said, here is the description of the group:
N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK tells the real-life stories of three young men from different ethnic backgrounds in order to deconstruct the notion of race in America. Drama, hip hop, slam poetry, and stand-up comedy are intermingled to communicate the show’s overall message: There’s only one race: the human race. Along the way, the show also addresses various themes and issues inherently tied to racism such as ethnic identity, racial slander, media representation, race, stereotyping, immigration, and inter-group conflict.We hope that as many people as possible will take time out of their schedules to come and see this important show about the racial stereotypes that oftentimes divide us. The show confronts these racial stereotypes head on to promote deeper thinking about how we view races and issues related to race.
If you have any questions about this event, or have a disability and need assistance to attend, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services at (231) 591-2617 at least 72 hours in advance.