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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…

Social Media Conversations About Race: How social media users see, share, discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter

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…

#CharlestonSyllabus

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…

Towards a Radical White Identity

In this 11 page essay, the authors offer an analysis of "the dynamics of race, power, privilege and the white supremacist system, the historical origins of whiteness, the diversity of experience of white people as it is impacted by class, geography,…

In the USA (Art print)

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"When situations turn horrible and I find it hard to move on, I usually draw my way through it. .." So wrote Mary Engelbreit Licensed Studios and shared In the USA, an art print, made in the wake of the racial unrest in their hometown of…

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Beloved Illustrator Blasted By Fans Over Ferguson Artwork

In August 2014, Mary Engelbriet, the illustrator of many children's books and a line of greeting cards, posted a piece of anti-racism art on her Facebook page in response to the unrest that rocked her hometown, St. Louis–area town of Ferguson. The…

Code Switch : Race and Identity, Remixed (NPR) (Podcasts)

A team of journalists who claim they are definitely not post-racial! Fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting, they tell stories and spark…

Classified as White: Historical Insights into the Racial Classifications of Americans of Middle Eastern & North African Descent (Videos)

Dr. Randa A. Kayyali from the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University about the intersections of religion and race for immigrants in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century.

"I'd like to thank Muhannad…

Race Matters by Dr. Cornell West: Jessie and Jan Dantz Lecture Series, University of Washington, Seattle (Videos)

"When will you grow up?" West asks the United States of America, "Race is a litmus test, not just for justice. It is a litmus test for maturity. ... Our imagination when it comes to race is so eviscerated."

Drawing from his bestseller book Race…

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Race and Ethnicity in the 2020 Census: Improving Data to Capture a Multiethnic America

"Race and Ethnicity in the 2020 Census: Improving Data to Capture a Multiethnic America" is an initiative of The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Terri Ann Lowenthal was the principal author of the report and the design and layout were created…

The Two or More Races Population: 2010 (2010 Census Briefs)

This report looks at the changing racial and ethnic diversity of the United States of America. It is part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the 2010 Census and provides a snapshot of the population reporting…

The Souls of Black Folk

From the Forethought:

Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem…

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A Visual History of the U.S. Race Box: An interactive chart shows all the racial and ethnic Census labels from 1790 to 2010.

Over the last 200 years, as Americans became more and more diverse, the little boxes on the U.S. Census Bureau forms that attempted to classify people by race multiplied. A new interactive visualization released by the bureau shows all the racial and…

A Parent's Role in Cultivating Healthy Black Kids (Videos)

You might remember Lacey Schwartz from a clip from Little White Lie, a documentary about her childhood spent believing she was white. Now, Schwartz is on other side of her journey of uncovering her racial identity—married to a black man and raising…

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Pigments of Our Imagination: On the Racialization and Racial Identities of “Hispanics” and “Latinos”

The use of the label “Latino” or “Hispanic” is itself an act of homogenization, lumping diverse peoples together into a Procrustean aggregate. But are they even a “they”? Is there a “Latino” or “Hispanic” ethnic group, cohesive…

The Modern Racial Imagination, Categorization and Identity

This is the second in a series of adult Bible studies that explored The Racial Imagination and Categorization. This handout was used by the group to discuss the cultural, national and ethnic aspects of identity as Americans and as followers of Jesus…

The Racial Imagination and Categorization: Christian Culture and Identity

This is the third in a series of studies at an adult Bible study group on the topic of the Christian/Racial Imagination and Categorization. Use this handout to reflect on current perceptions of Jesus' skin color, and contrast it with the biblical…

The Racial Imagination and Categorization (Basics)

This is the first in a series of adult group Bible studies exploring The Racial Imagination and Categorization., A handout used for a seminar style 1-hr discussion. It introduces two verses from the Christian Bible, the classical view of categories…

Anti-racism and Mission

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Laura Mariko Cheifetz was the 2016 keynote speaker at the Presbytery of Los Ranchos (Southern California) Mission Summit in Tustin, Feb. 6, 2016. This is the complete text of her talk as well as the handout with the Full Cycle of Mission of graphic…

The Two or More Races Population: 2010

24 pages. Data from the 2010 Census and Census 2000 present information on the population reporting more than one race and enable comparisons of this population from two major data points for the first time in U.S. decennial census history.1 Overall,…

AAS201: Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (Spring 2013, CSUN)

This is the syllabus for AAS 201, an undergraduate course taught Spring 2013 at CSU-Northridge by Dr. Gina Masequesmay. Catalog Course Description Introduction to the process of critical thinking through the lens of race-based theories and selected…

Lemonade Syllabus: A Collection of Resources Celebrating Black Womanhood

A list of readings from diverse disciplines English, Black Feminist Studies, Critical Theory, Historical and Cultural Studies, Literature, Religion and Womanist Theology, and more that includes fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, poetry, music,…

The Changing Face of America: picture book by famed photographer Martin Schoeller illustrates 'melting pot' of races in U.S.

Try to picture a typical American. You're going to struggle.
In a collection of faces of all tints, hues, eye colours, and hair shades, renowned portrait artist Martin Schoeller has captured the nation's diversity. The headshots, set against a plain…

Melissa Harris-Perry on Racism and Charleston Shooting

Melissa Harris-Perry highlights the victims who were killed, powerful quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 'ethic of love' and quick forgiveness that the family offered to the guilty. A call for collective repentance to change the "system,…

The Left's Attack on Color-Blindness Goes Too Far

Encouraging a focus on white identity is a dangerous approach for a country in which white supremacy has been a toxic force.

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The End of White America

The Election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of “whiteness” as the touchstone of what it means to be American. If the end of white America is a cultural and demographic…

My Race Problem

A consideration of touchy matters -- racial pride, racial solidarity, and racial loyalty -- rarely discussed.

Why We Need to Talk about Light-Skinned Privilege

This article describes the existence and impact of colorism - a preference for light-skin - among the black communities in the United States of America. "Colorism has driven black American beauty standards for centuries (for example, the “brown…

Black Youth Project

The Black Youth Project was a national research project launched in 2004 that examined the attitudes,resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence the decision-making, norms, and…

Towards an Arab American Theater Movement (Videos)

In this video essay, Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury envisions an Arab American theatre movement that is vibrant, visible, daring, and unafraid of its own power. Read the text of this video essay here. "... art strengthens identities.…

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