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
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 written by AAA member, Dr. Faye V. Harrison. She is a Joint Professor in Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida. The outcome of the George Zimmerman trial is symptomatic of the extent to which an insidious post-racial ideology has influenced US society. The court’s refusal to … Continue reading Who Has the Right to Self-Defense and Life in So-Called “Post-Racial” Society?
Today’s guest blog post is by Dr. Steven Gregory, Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies at Columbia University: All black males are [potential] criminals. Trayvon Martin is a black male. Trayvon Martin is a criminal. This flawed syllogism rests at the crux of the Zimmerman trial. It was at the heart of the defense team’s … Continue reading Reflections on the Killing of a Black Boy
The volume is a model for looking at the complexity of racism in the academy and in the profession. –Distinguished Professor and Chair Thomas C. Patterson The AAA Commission on Race and Racism in Anthropology is pleased to announce publication of additional findings, Racism in the Academy: the new millennium. The volume is freely available to … Continue reading Racism in the Academy
Have you been to the RACE exhibit lately? For the past few months the RACE: Are We So Different? museum exhibits have been at the Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond), Center of Science and Industry (Columbus, OH), and the University of Northern Iowa Museums (Cedar Falls). If you are located in these areas, stop in … Continue reading Let’s talk about RACE!
The Annual Meeting for the National Humanities Alliance took place on March 7, 2011 at George Washington University, followed by Humanities Advocacy Day on March 8 at Capitol Hill. The Annual Meeting was an opportunity to provide concrete ways to exemplify and frame arguments to support the humanities, skills meeting participants would need for the … Continue reading Humanities at the Forefront of Congressional Vote on National Budget