Category: Defining Race
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The social construction of defining race in the United States. (1926)
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By America’s false social standard, one drop of “Black blood” makes you all Black. If so, was J. Edgar Hoover, the infamous director of the FBI, passing for White? California Black educator Millie McGhee, author of Se...
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About 100,000 years ago, defining race was not an issue because scientists agree that the first humans originated in Africa. Over the next 50,000 years, waves of humans left Africa and spread throughout the world. Tod...
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If anyone just happens to be Black and White, it’s Dr. Gregory H. Williams. Dr. Williams is president of The City College of New York and author of Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered ...
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Educator Annie S. Barnes, author of Everyday Racism: A Book for All Americans, charges that racism is still a pernicious and destructive part of everyday life in Black America. Through personal accounts of daily for...
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The ethnic description of Americans of African descent has shifted from colored to Negro to Black and, at the recent urging of Jessie Jackson, African-American. There are immigrants who feel that they should be inclu...