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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ASKED THAT!

When PC is BS
Phillip Milano


* Why do white people smell like wet dogs when they come out of the rain?
* What do blind people "see" in their dreams?
* Why do black people get to use the N-word?
* Does size really matter?

Ever wondered something about someone of another race, gender or culture but were just too afraid or embarrassed to ask? Nationally recognized diversity advocate Phillip Milano says, go ahead. Ask! Milano, author of I Can't Believe You Asked That! (Perigee), writer of the Universal Press-syndicated column "Dare To Ask" and founder of the ground-breaking YFORUM.COM, brings his no-holds-barred program about race, sex, religion - and more - to college campuses. His take-no-prisoners presentations tear off the blinders of decorum, re-awakening our child-like curiosity and giving us the tools we need to discuss taboo topics we're dying to know about each other. It's a powerful experience that has audiences not only rolling in the aisles, but questioning their own biases and gaining profound new insights into themselves and others.

YForum.com, the daring cyberspace cultural conversation that started it all, invites users to ask and answer touchy questions, without fear of judgment. Since 1998, 10 million people have visited the site, contributing tens of thousands of postings, which Phillip supplements with answers from experts. His project has been lauded by hundreds of national and foreign media, including USA Today, The New York Times, CNN, FOX News, BET, CBS, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Playboy, Air America Radio, the BBC, Le Monde, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, The (London) Guardian, Boston Globe and many more. Phillip Milano is author of "I Can't Believe You Asked That!" (Perigee), writer of the "Dare To Ask" column and founder of YForum.com. The veteran newspaper editor is also creator of The National Diversity Newspaper Job Bank and is former chair of the Recruitment and Youth Development Committee of The Newspaper Association of America's Diversity Board. Phillip received his MBA from Northern Illinois University and bachelor's degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University. The transplanted Midwesterner lives in Florida with his wife and three children.

The students really enjoyed the event and were completely engaged in the conversation. This was by far one of the most successful speaking events that we have had.

Jolene

Georgia Perimeter College

Phillip and the event were WONDERFUL! Very engaging, informative and interesting. Had many evening class students glued to their seats--- a first for my evening programs! So well done.

Jessica Rowell
Coordinator of Multicultural and Educational Opportunity Programs
Schenectady County Community College


Our students really enjoyed the discussion with Mr. Milano. He came prepared with a full (and very well-done) powerpoint presentation. He began his presentation lecturing and flipping through slides...but a good 20 minutes into it...the students began raising their hands and asking questions...which lead to some great discussion. Phillip's role kind of went from presenter to facilitator in no time flat! The discussion about race got so in depth that he went over his slotted time! His presentation is very informational and classy. He discusses
topics that can be taboo in a very tactful manner. In all...faculty, staff, and especially students all enjoyed the program!

Thomas Christopher Priester
Advisor, Campus Activities Board
Monroe Community College

I wanted to say thank you for such an all-around awesome experience. Your presentation was great! All the students I spoke with following your talk loved it. It was insightful, thought-provoking, provocative, fun, and funny. You've got a real gem, and I hope that you'll be able to continue writing your column regardless of what the naysayers threaten. I wish you and your family all the best.

Brandyn Woodard
Director, Office of Intercultural Life
Central College

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