Where did race come from?

“How did the idea of race begin in America?”  The video provided below offers the answer.  It is resources like this that inform my understanding of race and its designation as socially constructed.  It is important to know and repeat again and again that race is not divinely inspired.  The father of race is not […]

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Racism: A History

Additional Resources Christopher Alan Bayly, The Raj: India and the British, 1600-1947 Encyclopedia Britannica, The Black War Thomas Carlyle, “Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question,” 1849. Sir Francis Galton, Essays in Eugenics, The Eugenics Education Society, 1909. Sir Francis Galton, Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope and Aims, The American Journal of Sociology, (Vol.10 No. 10), July 1904.

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Who’s hiring?: Race’s Resume

Race Address: Our minds   Education                 All the fields of inquiry have associated themselves with me, attempting to prove my origin, determine my purpose and influence   Objective                   To further the social gospel of race or the belief that some human beings, based on the social coloring of skin and […]

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The Story of Race

“Race is so deeply imbedded in our lives it appears to be the natural order of things. We must challenge that notion with all of the power of our science and society.” ~Yolanda Moses, Anthropologist Once upon a time, there were no human races. How we talk about race is important to me.  Unfortunately, the […]

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