The Years That Ask Questions: Epistemologies of Liberation and the Post-Charlottesville Imperative

By Donna Auston Rutgers University White supremacy is deadly. A black sign emblazoned with four bleak words in white block script perched atop a protestor’s shoulder played a dual role: it communicated the urgency of the spectacle to preoccupied shoppers and passing motorists on this busy avenue in the Bronx at the same time that … Continue reading The Years That Ask Questions: Epistemologies of Liberation and the Post-Charlottesville Imperative

An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston

On the evening of June 17th, the murder of nine African Americans took place at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.  My Rachel Dolezal post was written the night before, completed perhaps just a few hours before the tragic loss of lives that simultaneously rendered a discussion of US racial and ethnic identity … Continue reading An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston

Race and Rachel Dolezal: A Conversation with Patricia Sunderland

Recent news surrounding Rachel Dolezal has led to quite the discussion on race. Our associates at the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) pointed us to an article (‘You May Not Know It But I’m Black’: White Woman’s Self-Identification As Black) that Patricia Sunderland, a longtime AAA member and leading consumer researcher, wrote about in Ethnos 18 … Continue reading Race and Rachel Dolezal: A Conversation with Patricia Sunderland