Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity & Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations

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Thursday, March 30 - Wednesday, May 17
All Day

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Every day, thrift stores receive donations of items with racial imagery—antique advertising cards, collectible salt-and-pepper shakers, vintage children’s books, and mugs with team mascots. Do these items perpetuate hurtful stereotypes or are they harmless reminders of past attitudes? Should thrift stores sell these objects or should they be “sorted out” of popular culture forever? This traveling exhibit, organized by the Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in Kansas, opens a conversation about race and ethnicity in Renton. The Renton History Museum will support this traveling exhibit with a local exhibit, Renton High School Indians: History of a Name, as well as programs and opportunities for community dialogue.

Adults $5
Students/Children $2
RHM Members always free

Adults $5/ Students and Children $2

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