Been thinking a lot about the recent arrests of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. This isn't a full post on the matter. I'm just starting to build a class session in my head for the next time I teach my Social Psychology course. Race and public space. Race and racism in everyday life. Here's what I have on file for now, to be developed into a class session.
1) Robin Roberts' interview of the men (Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson) on Good Morning America.
2) Jamelle Bouie's article "White Spaces," in Slate. He quotes Elijah Anderson in the article.
3) "Being Black in Public" - also in Slate, an interview featuring Jamelle Bouie, Gene Demby, Aisha Harris, and Tressie McMillan Cottom.
4) "Beyond Starbucks: How Racism Shapes Customer Service" - Alexandra C. Feldberg and Tami Kim. In this New York Times article, the authors state: "Over the past two years, we have investigated discrimination in customer service by conducting large-scale field experiments in the hospitality industry. We have repeatedly found that front-line workers exhibit racial bias in the quality of customer service they provide."
5) "Who's Really Welcome at Starbucks?" by Vince Dixon
6) "Race, Space, and Belonging" by Neeraj Rajasekar. Includes a listing of pertinent academic articles.