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Immiseration: Deliberative Impoverishment and Racial Profiling

By Dr. Merelyn Bates-Mims, Immiseration? Don’t panic. If you are like me, you have probably not run across the word immiserate. And until I began online reading of Johnathon Kozol’s 2012 novel, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years among the Poorest Children in America, I probably would have missed the occasion to look it up. Webster’s […]

Paradox of Modern Racism

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By Their Strange Fruit, Ask just about anyone: “Are you racist?” The answer will be no. No one judges others based on skin color. No one sees other peoples race. Everyone is colorblind.  Most people believe that they harbor no prejudice. White folks in particular are apt to assert that there is no advantage to […]

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By Dominique Godreche, from our friends at Indian Country Today, Eleven Native artists went to Paris late last year for an art show titled Oklahoma Painters, which was part of the sixth annual Art en Capital event at the massive Grand Palais. The exhibit was set up by curator Russell Tall Chief, Osage, director of arts & exhibitions […]

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Is Tech Racist?

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Apologies on Discount

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  By Robert Chanate Originally Published on Indian Country Today “Hi, my name is Pam and I just wanted to say I’m sorry for what my people did to your people” stated my white coworker by way of introduction. It was my first summer after high school graduation and I was working as a grocery bagger […]

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The personal motivations of those who make them are the most interesting things about racist choices. Because I am African American and blog at Psychology Today a friend wrote to tell me about another blogger, Satoshi Kanazawa.  Kanazawa, a lecturer at the London School of Economics, recently published an answer to his own question: “Why […]

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10 Reasons not to read this

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1. Let’s start with the obvious: The author is a white male, part of a group whose voice is vastly overrepresented in the media. Instead of reading yet another piece from a white male perspective, why not read something written by those whose voices are either not heard or marginalized. 2. Chances are, if you’re […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr., a doer, not a dreamer

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An esssay on the life of a remarkable leader. Phoenix, Arizona. January 16, 2011 – The creation of a national holiday to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., gives us an idea of the proportion of the historical importance and the achievements of this man, who has come to be a transcendent symbol […]

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A Black “Yalie” is still Black

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When are degrees from Harvard, Yale and Oxford not enough to prove that you like books? When you are also black, like me. That was the first lesson I learned a few days ago when I was the victim of racial profiling at the law school where I teach. My faculty photo identification was not […]

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Why I don’t want to go back

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By Meridith E. Rode, Ph.D., University of District of Columbia, When I hear the cries for “going back to the real America” or “taking the country back” I wonder where back is and how far away it is from now. I fear “back” is white reveries of a mythical past which was in reality racist […]

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