Why intersectionality can’t wait. Mourners arrive to mourn the death of Sandra Bland at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Ill.
(AP Photo/Christian K. Lee) Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston. When teaching about race and racism, I invite participants to consider the following analogy: Think of racism as a gigantic societal-sized boot.
“Which groups do you think are fighting the hardest against this boot of racism?” I ask them. Invariably, participants of diverse races answer that those fighting hardest to avoid getting squashed by the boot are people of Color. (Keep in mind that I don’t ask this question on day one of our study of race. Rather, participants come to this conclusion after exploring the concept of White privilege and studying the history of race and racism in the United States through multiple sources and perspectives.) Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790. From the moment of the first American census, in 1790, through every decennial census we've had since, the categories the U.S. government has used to classify its residents have included the word "white.
" The myth of race, debunked in 3 minutes. Resources for educators who teach about race & violence. Hi H-Amstdy community, I write to draw your attention to a new resource, which I hope teachers and scholars in American Studies will find useful: State Sanctioned: a clearinghouse for information, analysis, and resources related to state sanctioned violence in the U.S.
Especially in the next few weeks, as many of you are crafting syllabi for fall courses, State Sanctioned is an excellent place to find news, commentary, and media coverage of current events, gathered together in one place and organized by theme. These might be useful as discussion starters, supplements to formal reading assignments, for individual student research/papers, or other uses as you see fit. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
Sections of the site that might be of particular interest include: (click or copy/paste) Sample Syllabi/Curricula/Lesson Plans: Resources for teaching about lynching: Efforts to document police violence: Coverage of current events: What's Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm. M.dailykos. We've been told, quite frequently and repeatedly that the problems in the black community that we've seen in Ferguson and Baltimore recently are not the fault of biased, paramilitary, paranoid and violent policing (even if the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that black people are three times more likely to be subject to law enforcement uses of force).
They are not the fault of racist red-lining that created these impoverished neighborhoods in the first place. They are not the fault of bigoted lending and hiring practices that create roadblocks for those attempting to escape those neighborhoods. And the fact that black students are disciplined, suspended and expelled far more easily and quickly for the same or lesser offenses, isn't the problem. None of that is the problem. Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's The Eugenics Archive utilizes Flash for enhanced search features, cross referencing, and interactive images created with Zoomifyer.
He shows how the news talks about black people by talking about white people instead. Warning The Following Is a Satirization of recent news analysis.
Here Are 9 Racist Fashion Trends That Need to Die Immediately. A sea change in the fashion and beauty industry is long, long overdue.
In what was certainly not an April Fools' joke, fashion magazine Cosmopolitan drew widespread scrutiny on April 1 for an article released earlier this year titled "21 Beauty Trends That Need to Die in 2015. " The side-by-side images were supposed to highlight trends that should be "in" or "out" for the new year. But, as Mic noted, "Only one mixed-race woman, Nicole Richie, was in the 'Hello, Gorgeous! ' column, while three black women and one Latina were in the 'R.I.P.' column.
" Here’s the History Behind the Term “Women of Color” Unmasking 'racial micro aggressions': Some racism is so subtle that neither victim nor perpetrator may entirely understand what is going on. Two colleagues—one Asian-American, the other African-American—board a small plane.
Taking Action Against Racism in the Media. To create a resource that will provide educators, community leaders, diversity trainers, and all who seek to take action against racism with a resource of high-quality, engaging media clips, discussion questions, activities, and teaching tools ready to use.
Further, our intent was not to create a one-time static product, but to open a discussion with a community who seeks together to take action against racism. To that end, we welcome your submissions of activities, media clips, and ideas and will hold fall and spring dialogues about the use of media and teaching to address racism. How to Contribute Our intention is for this site to be a dynamic resource for educators and psychologists and for those who see it to be able to contribute media examples to the project. We intend to have fall and spring reviews and live inclusive discussions of the media and teaching activities that have been submitted via conference calls open to students and professionals.
7 Reasons Why 'Colorblindness' Contributes to Racism Instead of Solves It. 12 Black Beauty Ads That Show Us Just How Many the Standard Has Changed Over the Years. By Amber McKinnon It’s impossible to browse your favorite online magazine or scroll through your social media accounts and not spot a splashy new beauty ad, or a sneak peek at an upcoming product release. That’s part of the reason we follow our favorite brands, right? To know what is the latest and greatest in beauty the moment it drops – which is pretty much every day it seems. And why not? Black and multicultural beauty is big business, after all. While iconic beauty brands are offering expanded shade ranges to suit our skin tones, and hiring Black models and celebrities in an effort to profit from our massive spending power, a new wave of indie Black beauty brands have dominated store shelves over the last several years.
This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege. When you say you 'don't see race', you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it. Anita Florence Hemmings: Passing For White At Vassar. Anita Florence Hemmings graduated from Vassar in 1897. But though she was an excellent student, she came very close to not getting her degree at all. That was because just days before graduation, Anita’s roommate uncovered her deepest secret. In a school that would never have considered admitting a black student, Anita Hemmings had for four years covered up the fact that she was of African American ancestry. Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art. How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope. Blackface! - The History of Racist Blackface Stereotypes. Privilèges du Blanc.
Racial Equity Resource Guide. For Whites (Like Me): On White Kids. Dear Parents of White Children, Passing-with-panache-and-feeling-little-guilt. When the literary scholar George Hutchinson was in the archives at Howard University one afternoon a decade ago, he thought he knew which story of a neglected African-American woman writer he was chasing. 12 Beautiful Portraits Of Black Identity Challenging the "One-Drop" Rule Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. This map is an American snapshot; it provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country. The map displays 308,745,538 dots, one for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census.
The Race Card Project - By Michele Norris. Monday on AC360: Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture. The Modern Racist Paradigm. A Project of the American Anthropological Association. How Racist Are You?