Welcome to the start of another month at TSP! If you need to escape the heat, you can chill out while reading about the realities of widows in the United States, Pakistan’s third gender, and how skin color and racial identity matter for how others perceive race.
“Skin Color, Self-Identity, and Perceptions of Race,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. New research in Sociological Perspectives finds that skin color and self-asserted racial identity influence how people perceive the racial identity of those who are multiracial.
“Acceptance vs. Advocacy of LGBTQ Rights,” by Isabel Arriagada. In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Amin Ghaziani explains that heterosexuals are often willing to extend ‘formal rights’ to gay couples, but they are less willing to demonstrate political engagement or material support.
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And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies talks with Michael Rothberg about the Holocaust, memory, and postcolonial studies.
- Engaging Sports interrogates the NHL’s response to Marchand kissing other players.
- Dispatches from a Dean highlights a program in Portland helping African American families move back into gentrified areas of the city.