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

Renton History Museum South of Seattle
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 17 2017


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They say: "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 Kaufmann Museum at Bethel College in Kansas, opens a conversation about race and ethnicity in Renton. The Renton History Museum will support this travelling exhibit with a local exhibit, Renton High School Indians: History of a Name, as well as programs and opportunities for community dialogue."

Also check out the opening night celebration.

Renton History Museum

235 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Hours: Tues-Sun

Venue Hours
  • Tues-Sun
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 17 2017