Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva talked about this book, "Racism without Racists," in which he argues that we do not live in a post-racial society, despite the election and re-election of President Obama. Instead, he says, are now living in an age of color-blind racism that manifests itself in many, less overt ways than the racism experienced by past generations of non-white Americans. This interview, recorded in Durham, North Carolina, is part of Book TV's College Series.
Joy Bivins, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Chicago History Museum understands the social, historical, and political distinctions about race relations in Chicago.
It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community, strength, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.
The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning
to challenge “racial” differences, and even question the very concept of race.
Race, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
The Race: Are We So Different Exhibition is open until July 15, 2018. Admission to Race is included with regular Museum admission ($16 adults /$14 seniors and students, and free for children 12 years of age and younger). Visit chicago/hisotry.org for a schedule of Illinois Resident Discount Days, offering free admission to the Museum.
Chicago HIstory Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60614
SABA F. SAFDAR is an Iranian-born Canadian-educated Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She moved to Canada in the 1980s after the Islamic revolution in Iran.
She completed her undergraduate honors degree at McMaster University in Hamilton and her Masters and PhD at York University in Toronto.
Professor Safdar is the Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the University of Guelph where she and her students conduct research that lies broadly within the area of cross-cultural psychology.
Her research primarily examines the wide range of factors that could help to understand adaptation processes of immigrants.
She studies the influence of the psychological resilience of immigrants, of their beliefs and strategies, and of their ethnic and national identities on their adaptation in a new society. In addition to her research on immigration, she is interested in examining the academic, psychological, and social adaptation processes among international students.
She currently studies the relation between the expression of identity and attitudes toward
clothing (both ethnic and conventional fashion) among second generation immigrants in Canada.
Two young activists partnered with Princeton University to collect interviews that helped them write 'The Classroom Index,' a textbook for teaching racial literacy.
On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat's brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor's sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The perpetrator's story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the media and police until Barakat spoke out at a press conference, calling the murders what they really were: hate crimes.
As she reflects on how she and her family reclaimed control of their narrative, Barakat calls on us to speak up when we witness hateful bigotry and express our allyship with those who face discrimination.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).
Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate
Harry Belafonte sits down with election of the first black US president, Fault Lines' Avi Lewis sat down with legendary music icon, Harry Belafonte, to get his thoughts on Barack Obama and the changing politics of race.
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Children are more likely to be HAPPIER when they are raised in a household that provides psychological, sociological, spiritual, philosophical, and religious messages about love and compassion. Culture has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with HAPPINESS.
Americans will never have the answer to the questions on Racism.
The Discourse on Race, Racial Identity, and Colorism are just a few of the issues that Franchesca tackles on the hit MTV Series Decoded. When it comes to a variety of topics like social injustice, racism, xenophobia and LGBTQ issues, MTV DeCoded writers, animators, graphics designers, and talent turns them into great "articulated" discussions led by Franchesca. By the way, make sure that you check out the Franchesca segment on ARTICULATION.
In this digital exclusive, Iyanla tackles the topic of colorism with six black women of different skin tones, each sharing her story and the pain she's experienced. Hear from reality star Arica "Hazel-E" Adams and her mother, Angela Cross-Nettles; actresses Chrystale Wilson, Raven Goodwin and Rashan Ali; and British singer/songwriter Estelle.
In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as Black. When asked if she were African American during an interview about the hate crimes directed at her and her family, she hesitated before ending the interview and walking away. Some interpreted her reluctance to respond and hasty departure as dishonesty, while others assumed she lacked a reasonable explanation for the almost unprecedented way she identified herself.
What determines your race? Is it your DNA? The community in which you were raised? The way others see you or the way you see yourself?
With In Full Color, Rachel Dolezal describes the path that led her from being a child of white evangelical parents to an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identifies as Black. Along the way, she recounts the deep emotional bond she formed with her four adopted Black siblings, the sense of belonging she felt while living in Black communities in Jackson, Mississippi, and Washington, DC, and the experiences that have shaped her along the way.
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Racially mixed people in the global north are often portrayed as the embodiment of an optimistic, post-racial future. In Mixed Race Amnesia, Minelle Mahtani makes the case that this romanticized view of multiraciality governs both public perceptions and personal accounts of the mixed-race experience. Drawing on a series of interviews with mixed-race women, she explores how, in order to adopt the view that being mixed race is progressive, a strategic forgetting takes place – one that obliterates complex diasporic histories. She argues that a new anti-colonial approach to multiraciality is needed, one that emphasizes how colonialism shapes the experiences of mixed-race people today.
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
Jon Entine (2000) Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why we're Afraid to Talk About it.
Entine is the founding director of the Genetic Literacy Project (GLP), operating as the Science Literacy Project, which is the umbrella organization for the GLP, Genetic Expert News Service (GENeS) and the Epigenetics Literacy Project. GLP focuses on the intersection of media, policy, and genetics, both human and agricultural.
In 2007, Entine published Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People which examined the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians, and Muslims and addressed the question "Who is a Jew?" as seen through the prism of DNA.
Entine's first book, Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It was inspired by the documentary on black athletes written with Brokaw in 1989. It was favorably reviewed by The New York Times but criticized by others who claimed that the subject could encourage a racist view of human relations.
BBS Public Affairs (New York) 2000
Do Our Genes Tell Us What We Are?