Category: Defining Race
White, Black or None of the Above
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The social construction of defining race in the United States. (1926)
White Man’s Burden
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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 ...
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 ...
Multi-culturalism or Afrocentricity?
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J Edgar Hoover: The Question That Wouldn’t Die
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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...
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...