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Education Researcher sur Twitter : "#affirmativeaction #whiteprivilege #race #racism #positivediscrimination... Education Researcher sur Twitter : "#race #racism #WhitePrivilege @WritersofColour @MediaCulturedUK @AsgharBukhari @rezaaslan @DillyHussain88 @islam21c. Incredilby Detailed Map Shows Race, Segregation Across America In Beautiful Color (PHOTOS) Segregation as pointillism? Using data gleaned from the 2010 U.S. Census, Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service has created what might be the most comprehensive color-coded map of racial segregation in America.

Made up of 308,745,538 colored dots representing five major ethnic groups, Cable's map is vivid, highly detailed and oddly beautiful. While it isn't the first map to show racial segregation, nor is it the first to map each citizen in the U.S. -- it is the first to do both, according to Wired. For the purposes of his map, Cable chose blue dots to represent white people, green dots for African-Americans, red dots for Asians and orange dots for Latinos. All other race categories are denoted using a brown dot. (Story continues below.) The United States of America. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Cable said he hoped his map would prove accessible for the general public. Detroit's 8 Mile Road. New York City. Salt Lake City. Chicago. Fuck yeah, feminists! - youngblackandvegan: nativnuance: The 8 White...

Stillicides : Privileged tears bingo. Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows. From Published: September 22, 2013 9:13 AM -- Robert Preidt Being a victim of racism may trigger poor mental health, depression and anxiety in children and teens, according to a new review. The report, published in the October issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine, looked at 461 cases of links between racism and the health and well-being of youngsters.

"The review showed there are strong and consistent relationships between racial discrimination and a range of detrimental health outcomes such as low self-esteem, reduced resilience, increased behavior problems and lower levels of well-being," lead researcher Naomi Priest, of the University of Melbourne in Australia, said in a university news release. BLOG: The Daily Apple | PHOTOS: Dropping LBs DATA: Explore hospital rankings | Compare hospital charges | Uninsured people in NY | Docs paid by Novartis | Compare hospital infection data | How Li reps voted on health bills WEIGH IN: Ask your fitness questions More information. FactTank : Slideshow: 50 Years After the... Map: America still divided by race. Map Legend: Blue dots: white Americans, Green dots: African-Americans, Yellow dots: Latino-Americans, Red dots: Asian-Americans, Brown dots: Native-Americans/Other A new map that compiles demographic data from the 2010 Census shows just how much the United States remains segregated by race.

The map, created by Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia, is made up of over 308 million dots that are separated by race – one for each person included in the April 2010 U.S. Census. "If we put all the dots together, what we end up with is a striking mosaic of the racial demographic of the country," Cable told Al Jazeera. The map seperates every person by race: white Americans are blue dots, African-Americans are green, latino Americans are orange, Asian-Americans are red, and other races such as Native American are brown.

Cable says the map challenges the commonly-held notion that the America's large cities are bastions of racial integration. With Al Jazeera and wire services. Charlotte pastor: "Only white people to greet" at front door of church | By WBTV CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Controversy has sparked at a north Charlotte church after a pastor sent an email asking that “only white people” stand at the front door to greet the congregation. Executive pastor of operation at Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C. Makeda Pennycooke. A viewer contacted WBTV after getting an email from Pastor Makeda Pennycooke, an African-American woman, at Freedom House Church along Salome Church Road. The email was sent to a group of church volunteers who act as greeters for the church’s 9 a.m. service.

Carmen Thomas, who has attended and served at the church for the past two years, sent us the email. She was appalled. “I was floored,” she recalled. ”Like it was a jaw dropper. In the email, Pastor Pennycooke reminds volunteers that fall is one of the busiest times of year for the church. “We anticipate having an increase in the number of people visiting and attending Freedom House over the next few weeks,” Pastor Pennycooke says in the email. Comments. Your Spouse May Be Black, But You’re Still Racist | Evette Dionne. My former sister-in-law is Caucasian, originating from the trenches of the low-income Russian slums. Her blonde tresses, piercing blue pupils and pale—almost tanned, but not quite—complexion signify her Whiteness when she enters the room. The pompousness of Whiteness is the looming shadow behind her slim hips. But my Black American brother sidestepped the privileges and the centuries of oppression and put a ring on it.

Their union was blissful and two children were bore from their happiness, until her Whiteness rose without warning or provocation. Purchasing a home out-of-their price range and enduring the subsequent financial turmoil was the catalyst for her arrogance. In a simple exchange between man and wife, she told my brother that the crumbs he was delivering to the kitchen table weren’t enough. Her exact words were, “You need a better job,” as if the fortune of her White brothers and father would be bestowed on him. Much time has elapsed since the Loving v. Like this: The Crimson White | The Final Barrier: 50 years later, segregation still exists.

By Abbey Crain and Matt Ford | CW Staff “Are we really not going to talk about the black girl?” The question – asked by Alpha Gamma Delta member Melanie Gotz during her chapter’s sorority recruitment – was greeted by silence. The sorority’s active members and a few alumnae gathered in the room to hear the unexpected news that there would be no voting on potential new members that night.

The chapter, they were told, had already agreed on which students would be invited back for the next round. Gotz and several of her sorority sisters, however, were far from satisfied. They wanted to discuss one potential new member in particular. By any measure, this candidate was what most universities would consider a prime recruit for any organization, sorority or otherwise. The recruit, who asked to remain anonymous, seemed like the perfect sorority pledge on paper, yet didn’t receive a bid from any of the 16 Panhellenic sororities during formal recruitment. “Your information is wrong,” Keene said. Julie Chen Says Eyelid Surgery Saved Her Career. During a discussion of plastic surgery trends on The Talk, longtime news journalist Julie Chen showed before and after pictures from the eyelid surgery she got early in her career to give her a Caucasian-style double eyelid. She says she did it at the behest of media honchos who advised that she could not succeed with Asian eyes: This big-time agent had the biggest names.

Like if you opened up his closet, it was all stars, he knew what he was doing. On his own, he basically told me the same thing. He said, 'I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look bigger.' I did it ... I will say, after I had that done, the ball did roll for me. "The eyes are bigger. But "the man" seems like a pretty apt description of a talent-agency honcho with the power to make or break careers. Smart enough to know better: Intelligence is not a remedy for racism. Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers -- they're just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan study.

"High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more likely to say they support racial integration in principle," said Geoffrey Wodtke, a doctoral candidate in sociology. "But they are no more likely than lower-ability whites to support open housing laws and are less likely to support school busing and affirmative action programs. " Wodtke will present his findings at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, supported his research. He analyzed data on the racial attitudes of more than 20,000 white respondents from the nationally representative General Social Survey.

Among Wodtke's findings: Race relations in America: Chasing the dream. NanticokeNDN : #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen... The politics of being friends with white people. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of white people and 25 percent of nonwhite people have no friends of the opposite race, caused me to reflect deeply on the friendship segregation that has characterized my own life. These days most of my close friends are black. No. Let me be honest. All my close friends are black. One of my BFFs likes to joke that all of my white friends were grandfathered in before 1998, the year I graduated high school.

In third grade, during the Presidential election of 1988, my grandmother asked me whom I was voting for. To her utter dismay, I proudly announced “Bush!” I had only begun to have white friends the year prior when I found myself newly “tracked” into the higher-achieving second grade class based on superior reading ability. I was grateful for the friendship of a white girl in my class, Amanda. It was Amanda with whom I had my first deep philosophical conversations. It is hard to stomach. Still Furious and Brave: Who's Afraid of Persistent Blackness?: Black Men's Bodies, White Women's Gazes Revisited. Racism learned - Business. Racial empathy gap: People don’t perceive pain in other races. Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin because he perceived him as dangerous. The defense argues he was, the prosecution argues he wasn’t. No one, of course, argues that Zimmerman approached Martin with kindness, or stopped to consider the boy as anything other than suspicious, an outsider.

Ultimately Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. Let’s do a quick experiment. For many people, race does matter, even if they don’t know it. The racial empathy gap helps explain disparities in everything from pain management to the criminal justice system. A recent study shows that people, including medical personnel, assume black people feel less pain than white people. But the researchers did not believe racial prejudice was entirely to blame. It turns out assumptions about what it means to be black—in terms of social status and hardship—may be behind the bias. This gives us some insight into how racial disparities are created—and how they are sustained.

Opinion: Why can’t we talk about IQ? - Jason Richwine. “IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. But Cox’s assertion is all too common.

There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Continue Reading If that science happens to deal with group differences in average IQ, the journalists’ surprise turns into shock and disdain. I’m speaking from experience. (PHOTOS: 10 wild immigration quotes) For people who have studied mental ability, what’s truly frustrating is the déjà vu they feel each time a media firestorm like this one erupts. At stake here, incidentally, is not just knowledge for the sake of knowledge, but also how science informs public policy. Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism. Blindness means being unable to see. What is racial colorblindness? Racial issues are often uncomfortable to discuss and rife with stress and controversy. Many ideas have been advanced to address this sore spot in the American psyche.

Currently, the most pervasive approach is known as colorblindness. Colorblindness is the racial ideology that posits the best way to end discrimination is by treating individuals as equally as possible, without regard to race, culture, or ethnicity. At its face value, colorblindness seems like a good thing — really taking MLK seriously on his call to judge people on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. However, colorblindness alone is not sufficient to heal racial wounds on a national or personal level. Problems with the colorblind approach Racism? Let's break it down into simple terms: Color-Blind = "People of color — we don't see you (at least not that bad ‘colored' part).

" Colorblindness is not the answer References. A Simple Lesson on the Social Construction of Race. The images below are all screen shots from the fantastic American Anthropological Association website on race. The first five are designed to show how we take what is in reality a nuanced spectrum and turn it into racial categories.

In this first image, they show how we could, conceivably, separate human beings into short, medium, and tall based on height: In this second image, they show how, by adding two additional figures, both taller than the tallest in the previous image, the way in which we designate people can easily change. And this third image demonstrates how, when we actually consider all potential heights, where we draw the line between short and medium and medium and tall is arbitrary and, ultimately, not very useful. Skin color is like height. If we just look at three groups with very different skin colors, there appears to be a significant and categorical difference between those three groups of people.

CYL. ‘Why I Don’t Want to Talk About Race’ The Census and the Social Construction of Race. Social and biological scientists agree that race and ethicity are social constructions, not biological categories. The U.S. government, nonetheless, has an official position on what categories are “real.” You can find them on the U.S. Census (source): Alvaro V. asked us to talk a little bit about the Census. So, here are some highlights from the hour-long lecture I give in my Race and Ethnicity course. In the year of the first Census, 1790, the race question looked very different: Free white males Free white females All other free persons (included Native Americans who paid taxes and free blacks) And slaves By 1870 slavery is illegal and the government was concerned with keeping track of two new kinds of people: “mulattos” (or people with both black and white ancestors) and Indians: White Black Mulatto Indian (Native Americans) Between 1850 and 1870 6.5 million Europeans had immigrated and 60,000 Chinese.

By 1890, the U.S. government with obsessed with race-mixing. Invisible Women: The Consequences of Forgetting Sybrina Fulton. Share Sybrina Fulton mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks at the National Bar Association annual convention, July 29, 2013. (Reuters/Joe Skipper) Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, has been a textbook example of courage in the seventeen months since her youngest son was killed by George Zimmerman. Thrust into the public sphere during a time of great personal tragedy, Fulton has carried her pain with incredible poise. It was no different when she spoke before the National Urban League in Philadelphia this past Friday. She told the audience: “My message to you is please use my story, please use my tragedy, please use my broken heart to say to yourself, ’We cannot let this happen to anybody else’s child.’ ” In that moment, she made the connection between herself and Mamie Till, mother of Emmett Till, the teen slain in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a woman, even stronger.

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