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Kiyun Kim Addresses Racial Stereotypes in Her Photography

 - Jan 17, 2014
References: nortonism.tumblr & mymodernmet
Kiyun Kim is a Korean university student at the Fordham University in London. Highlighting racial comments -- whether they be attacks or innocent remarks -- that she and her friends deal with on a day to day basis, she has created a photography project called ‘Racial Microaggressions’ in order to address the racial comments. Microaggression is the assumption and automatic categorization of a person of a different race, gender or culture. Often times, it is not meant to be offensive but the speaker can be unintentionally communicating a tone of derogation or hostility.

The students in these photos are victims of the tiny jabs; the unintentional racial comments and stereotypical categorization solely based on their physical appearances or behavior. The students are photographed holding up signs that reflect their thoughts on unintentional racial remarks.