The Racial Imagination

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The Racial Imagination Collection brings together resources that highlight the theological origins of race and its powerful grip, and influence on our individual and collective consciousness, ways of thinking, behaving, and acting. They raise questions about the continued usefulness and validity of categorizing people into different races.

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Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect

AbstractUsing footage from body-worn cameras, we analyze the respectfulness of police officer language toward white and black community members during routine traffic stops. We develop computational linguistic methods that extract levels of respect…

The 35 page report discusses the results of a new Pew Research Center survey and three content analysis case studies of publicly available tweets. The survey found that there are significant differences in the way black and white adults use social…

Chad Williams, chair of the Brandeis University African and Afro-American Studies Department, conceived a new hashtag, #CharlestonSyllabus, to crowdsource a list that provides information about the history of racial violence in the United States, and…