Category: Defining Race

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African American or Black, Is there a Difference?

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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...

The One Drop Rule

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Scott Malcomson, a member of The New York Times editorial board and author of One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race, explains the meaning behind what he calls “the essence of whiteness – the origins of ...

Does Culture Trump Race?

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According to scientific studies, all humans are 99.9 percent genetically identical.  However, the Atlantic slave trade was based on skin color, which scientists say is determined by only six of 40,000 genes or just on...

The Man Who Is Black & White — Not Half White

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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 ...

White, Black or None of the Above

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The social construction of defining race in the United States. (1926)

Is The Human Race Our Best Kept Secret?

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Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr., a professor of evolutionary biology and African American studies at Arizona State University, believes that humans cannot be separated by genetics into races.  Author of The Emperor’s New Cloth...

White Man’s Burden

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New Black Images

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Is Race No Longer Important?

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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...