race and ethnicity

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE: BLURRY DISTINCTIONS AND CHANGING CATEGORIES

The social construction of race is made evident when we see how the boundaries and distinctions that supposedly distinguish … Read More

ON MLK DAY 2014, WHAT HAS CHANGED? NOT ENOUGH.

Unfortunately, for many Americas, the perception may be that the person and issues behind the holiday honoring the birth of … Read More

RACIAL PROFILING: HOW HARD IS IT FOR A WHITE MAN TO GET ARRESTED?

Without doing any quantitative analysis, I would bet that the vast majority of articles (academic and otherwise) that discuss racial … Read More

SHOPPING WHILE BLACK: LAUGHING AT THE ABSURDITY

In my last post, I looked at several cases of racial profiling of black Americans while they … Read More

RACIAL PROFILING: WHAT CAN BLACK PEOPLE AFFORD?

Racial profiling involves making judgements about an individual based on the erroneous assumptions about the qualities of an entire racial group. Read More

RACE IN AMERICA: HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Do we have enough historical context when we talk about race in America? ¬†This past week there was … Read More

RACE: SURVEILLANCE AND RACIAL PROFILING

Race (still) matters. How do we best teach this and shake up some deeply engrained … Read More

THE WAR ON DRUGS: RACE MATTERS

The war on drugs impacts people differently based on race. The rate of drug use among populations does … Read More