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
“He’s been shot, you have to go to him. Tell him mom is on the way!” is all I heard as I answered a phone call from my twin sister on March 29, 2013. As I tried to comprehend what was being said, I dropped everything to get to my youngest nephew. I assured my … Continue reading Racial Disproportionality in the King County Juvenile Justice System
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
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
A Second Edition of How Real is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology [Mukhopadhyay, Henze, Moses] is now available. Authors Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Rosemary Henze and Yolanda T. Moses employ an activity-oriented, biocultural, approach to address the question How real is race? What is biological fact, what is fiction, and where does culture, … Continue reading New Book on Race Now Available
Today’s guest blog post is by the President of the American Anthropological Association, Monica Heller. Nicholas Wade’s recent book, A Troublesome Inheritance, is not one I would typically spend my weekends reading, as I don’t have much interest examining theories of everything in this world and little patience for theories as misguided as those examined … Continue reading Is Cultural Anthropology Really Disembodied?
Join us on Monday, May 5 at 1pm EST for a lively webinar, A Troublesome Inheritance – A discussion on genes, race and human history with author Nicholas Wade and Agustín Fuentes. This discussion will be moderated by AAA Executive Director, Dr. Edward Liebow. Nicholas Wade received a B.A. in natural sciences from King’s College, … Continue reading Today! A Discussion On Genes, Race and Human History