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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Three Stages of Understanding Race



Untitled by Elisa Castro
Here are the three stages of understanding race, simplified. 

1. In biology we are taught - race is biological
2. In sociology we are taught - race is a social and demographic construct
3. Maturity - call race what you want, but note that when our interpretations confront the world, we need to get real. We have real communities to grow up in, and serious racial issues to tackle. 

Racism 
Privilege 
* Stereotyping / Prejudice / Profiling
Xenophobia / Hate crimes
Segregation / Desegregation  
* Integration / Immigration 
Pluralism / Intersectionality / Community
* Affirmative Action / Reparations
* Prison Industrial Complex / War on Drugs / Stop-n-Frisk / New Jim Crow

The Nature of RaceAuthor of The Nature of RaceNew York University sociology professor Ann Morning, Ph.D., speaks at the Baker Institute about how scientists influence ideas about race through teachings and textbooks.



Bob Marley - War | No More Trouble
Bob Marley is of mixed race (African-Jamaican / English-Jamaican).