Day 13: Racial fetishization is not often discussed within church. Exploring this theme makes space for silenced voices.

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Hannah Kim-Cragg
Hannah Kim-Cragg
Published On: October 22, 2021
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“Racial fetish” is a term for sexual attraction exclusively towards one specific—and different—racialized group. Racial stereotypes feed into racial fetishes, and these assumptions strip the person of all human qualities except one: their race and culture. Today’s reflection from Hannah Kim-Cragg helps us understand the history and impact of racial fetishization and the impact of media images, particularly on youth.

As part of your 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism journey, read about racial fetishization in the reflection in the Downloads, below.

You can choose from today’s menu of additional activities as an individual, group, or family.

  • Faith Reflection: A prayer in mourning for those lost in a hate crime.
  • Children’s Activity: Engage children in a conversation about positive depictions of Indigenous and racialized people in media.
  • Group Commitment: Consider how racial fetish has affected your relationships.
  • Advocacy: Suggestions to help us think, speak up, and engage in the topic.

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