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Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Editor’s note: The author of “Why Talk About Whiteness?”

Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Is a white anti-bias educator. While the material in this story is relevant to all readers, many of the challenges the author poses are directed at white readers, hence the use of “we” and “us” in certain places. “I don’t think I’ve ever come across anything that has made me aware of my race. I don’t believe there is any benefit of anybody’s particular race or color. I feel like I’ve accomplished what I’ve accomplished in life because of the person I am, not because of the color of my skin.” These are the observations of a white female participant in The Whiteness Project, Part I, an interactive web-based collection of voices and reflections of Americans from diverse walks of life who identify as white. This fundamental disconnect between the racial self-perceptions of many white people and the realities of racism was part of what motivated documentary filmmaker, director and producer Whitney Dow to create The Whiteness Project.

Official Full Documentary. ¿Debemos seguir empleando el concepto de raza? Los humanos tenemos la tendencia a clasificar a nuestros congéneres según su raza integrada en nuestra biología.

¿Debemos seguir empleando el concepto de raza?

El médico griego Hipócrates clasificaba hace 2.500 a los hombres de piel oscura como cobardes y a los que la tenían clara como valientes. Los chinos a su vez consideraban repulsivos a los europeos, igual que los hindúes, que los veían como faltos de los valores más básicos. Más recientemente, experimentos como el que recordaba recientemente en este periódico el neurólogo Facundo Manes han mostrado que ese impulso parece inscrito en nuestra biología. “Nosotros en Chile hicimos un experimento con chilenos mapuches y no mapuches, poniéndoles electrodos y mostrándoles fotos de ambos grupos sociales”, contaba Manes. “En cuestión de milisegundos el cerebro se da cuenta de si la foto pertenece a su etnia o no y si pertenece lo asocia con algo positivo, y si no, con algo negativo”.

Los humanos han experimentado adaptaciones recientes, como la de los pueblos andinos a la altura. What Is Privilege? What is privilege?

What Is Privilege?

10 people take a step forward or back based on 35 questions. Watch the experiment unfold at 0:58… Questions: 1. If your parents worked nights and weekends to support your family, take one step back. 2. If you are able to move through the world without fear of sexual assault, take one step forward. 3. Join Over 128,000 Subscribers! Sign up to our daily e-mail and be the first to get notified ofnew, inspiring stories.

Omeleto Inspires People to Do Better,Be Better. Inspiring and insightful. Race May Be a Social Construct, But Racism is Very Real. “Race is a social construct.”

Race May Be a Social Construct, But Racism is Very Real

I saw this sentence on the projector in my Race and Ethnic Relations class and jotted it into my notebook. Figuring that the statement was simply being used as an indication of how ridiculous and harmful racism is, I was on board with it. I even used it in conversation a couple times. During a discussion in another course, a fellow student of color mockingly repeated the phrase, “Race is a social construct.” At first, I had to wonder why this phrase was worthy of mockery. Yes, race is socially constructed rather than biologically based. The ‘alarm’ is a reflex most minorities have, it’s a rising anxiety that signals you are surrounded by people too privileged to know they’re hurting you.

If you are a member of any oppressed group, this feeling is probably familiar. The Invention of Hispanics - Latino USA. Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants as whites.

The Invention of Hispanics - Latino USA

Each community of Latin American origin would go by their nationality and by the region where they lived in the United States. But all that changed in the seventies, as activists began lobbying the US Census Bureau to create a broad, national category that included all these communities. The result was the creation of the term “Hispanic”, first introduced in the US Census in 1970. Then it was up to Spanish-language media to get the word out. The network that would later become Univision released this series of ads calling on “Hispanics” to fill out the 1980 Census.

By the 1990s, Univision was creating the images and sounds associated to Hispanics in the US. Maria Hinojosa interviews author and scholar G. G. Videos courtesy of Univision Communications and the Univision News library in Miami, Florida. Photo courtesy of El Telecote archive on Found SF Camilo Vargas Marlon Bishop. What Is Diversity? - Independent School Diversity Network - ISDN.

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