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Fifty Years of Bleeding: A Storytelling Feminist Reading of Mark 5: 24-43

50YearsofBleedingMusaEcumenicalReview.pdf
This paper is based on three texts: (1) an African oral tale of a young girl who is buried by her friends but sings out from her grave, telling her story; (2) a biblical tale of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:35-43) who had visited many physicians until…

Dalit Nation

Dalit Nation is a website of resources that takes its name from the self-determined name Dalits use instead of the term Untouchable. It means broken people, broken under caste but still determined to survive. DALIT NATION is the blog of Thenmozhi…

Decolonizing Antiracism

Lawrence and Dua discuss how Aboriginal people and perspectives have historically been excluded from anti-racism movements, and how anti-racism can be de-colonized and indigenous people groups included using critical race, feminism, and indigeneity.

Life at The Intersectionality of Race, Class, & Gender

Sociology often talks about race, class, gender, and many other social attributes as though they are a single stand alone issue. However, our day-to-day lives are much more complex than that. In this post Nathan Palmer thinks back on an incident that…

Anti-racism and Mission

LauraCheifetzAntiracismAndMissionTalkHandout.pdf
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 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…

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 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…

A Review of George Lakoff's Women, Fire, And Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind

This is a review that can be read online for free (with registraton at JSTOR) of the ground-breaking and interdisciplinary work of George Lakoff. Lakoff draws from Philosophy, Language and a variety of diverse disciplines such as Anthropology,…

Yale Janitor's Act of Civil Disobedience A Stand Against Racism

An NBC News account.
" Year after year, as he meticulously swept the dining hall floors at Yale University, Corey Menafee passed beneath the stained glass window depicting African American slaves carrying bales of cotton in a snowy white cotton…

Building an Inclusive, Caring Community: Unveiling Perception and the Christian Identity

Handout from Forum 1 on Anti-racism, Presbyterian Women of the Synod Summer Conference, Chapman University July 2016. Contents include: brief definitions of racism and anti-racism, including distinctions between the new and the old forms of both;…

Reclaiming Ourselves: Seeing, Naming, and Communing as the Creation of the Imago Dei (Workshop on Anti-racism: Handout #1 Seeing, Naming and Communing Using the Lens of Christ; Handout #2 The Vocabulary of Anti-racism /Anti-racism Digital Library )

Two handouts from the Workshop on Anti-racism, Presbyterian Women of the Synod Summer Conference, Chapman University July 2016. Contents include: A working definition of 'anti-racism,' a vocabulary based on identity in Christ, and an invitation to…

Multilayered Cultural Identity and the Perception of the Self

This is a Master's Thesis, Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä. This qualitative study examines the reciprocal relationship between a person’s multilayered cultural identity (MCI) and the concept of self (CoS), that is presented…

Aboriginal Education and Anti-Racist Education: Building Alliances Across Cultural and Racial Identity

A critical race analysis could provide both Aboriginal students and their university student advisors with knowledge to understand and potentially challenge the effects and processes of racialization that have historically, legally, and politically…

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 and self-conscious,…

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

Randall Kennedy asks a challenging question: What is the proper role of race in determining how I, an American black, should feel toward others? He rejects the usual responses of kinship and solidarity based on race and discusses their inherent…

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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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…

American Identities: Reflections and Provocations from SUNY-Fredonia and Students

These are student blog posts from AMST/ENGL 296: American Identities taught by Professor Bruce Neal Simon at SUNY-Fredonia (Spring 2006 - ?)

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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Antiracism, Pedagogy, and the Development of Affirmative White Identities Among Evangelical College Students

CSR 36-3 Paris and Schoon.pdf
This qualitative study analyzes how evangelical college students make meaning of whiteness, and how they develop identities that promote anti-racism. After being exposed to anti-racist ideas in the classroom, students described whiteness as…

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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…

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…

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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Seeing with the Spirit

My faith story: how I chased knowledge, became de-churched, read the Gita, and found Jesus again

Social Criticism of Four Major Knowledge Organization Systems: An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography, prepared for INFO 522: Information Access and Resources course (2012), covers criticism of bias in the four major knowledge organization systems currently in use in the majority of libraries across the globe. They are the Library…

Theology, Race, and Libraries

ColemanFinalFor2016ATLAProceedings.pdf
Recent theological research into the origin of race and the presence of structural racism in library systems of knowledge organization are investigated in order to create a new “antiracism” vocabulary. Since such a vocabulary is best served with a…

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Diversity in Theological Education

45 pages. PDF. The mission of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public.

Implicit Racial Bias and School Discipline Disparities

This report from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (Ohio State University) seeks to uplift implicit bias as a possible contributing factor to the racialized discipline disparities seen in K-12 education. The key findings of the…

Diversity Terms

This is a glossary of "Multicultural Relations Diversity Terms" from the website of the Princeton Theological Seminary's Office of Multicultural Relations is "an introduction and an educational resource provided by The National Multicultural…

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Just what is "diversity" and why is it important in leadership? (Videos)

Bob Ross explains the definition and relevance of "diversity" - humans have far more similarities than differences.

Infographic: The American Identity According To Social Media

The Atlantic Monthly article highlights what social media strategy firm Hasai put together, an infographic, not focused on individual bits of information -- phone numbers and movie preferences, email addresses and gender -- but what a bunch of data…

Why do some poor kids thrive?

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t and they found this: "kids who found what researchers call an “identity project,” essentially a passion or hobby that helped motivate them,…

The Power of 'Identity Projects' in Launching a Life

Can it be that a hobby makes a difference? That a passion for dance or raising pigeons or Shakespeare can help kids from poor families in Baltimore finish high school and get on track for a life better than the one they were born into?

The…

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Baltimore Teens Find A Path Away From Violence Through Identity Projects

Ofori-Atta reports on a pair of sociologists who explain how nurturing kids' passions — whether for anime, customizing cars, or raising pigeons — has the power to reduce illegal behaviors.

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Alana Lentin's Blog and Website

This is the blog and website of Dr. Alana Lentin, a political sociologist and social theorist who works on the critical theorisation of race, racism and anti-racism. Lentin is also the author of Racism and Anti-racism in Europe (2004, Pluto Press)…

How Apps and Other Online Tools are Challenging Racist Attacks

This blog post describes how people are increasingly using online spaces and digital tools such as anti-racism apps to strategise, challenge racist views and strengthen anti-racist solidarity.

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The Debatability of Racism. Networked Participative Media and Postracialism.

This is the text of a keynote lecture given at the conference The porous walls of Fortress Europe at Erasmus University in Rotterdam 19 November 2015, and at the Raster seminar ‘The politics of (anti)racism: perspectives on research and teaching’ at…

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François Hollande's misguided move: taking 'race' out of the constitution.

In this opinion piece in The Guardian anti-racism scholars Alana Lentin and Valerie Amieux discuss why not talking about races does not lead naturally to the demise of 'race thinking' but instead just obscures the persistent inequalities. "What makes…