Invoking Holocaust, 1,000 rabbis deliver letter asking Congress to welcome refugees and “not make the same mistake”

Jewish leaders implore the U.S. to “welcome the stranger,” not to turn away refugees as it did during the Holocaust

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Does ‘Race’ Have a Future?

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Philosophy & Public Affairs
Volume 35, Issue 4 (Fall 2007)
pages 293–317
DOI: 10.1111/j.1088-4963.2007.00115.x

Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

 

“Is there a biological basis for dividing species into smaller units, and does appeal to this basis generate a division of our own species into races?”
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The Fluid Symbol of Mixed Race

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“I had come to the conclusion that broad understanding of the absence of a biological foundation for “race,” beginning with philosophers, was more urgent than mixed-race recognition or identity rights.” -Naomi Zack
Via www.mixedracestudies.org

Opinion: What does Blackness look like? – In America – CNN

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Editor’s note: Yaba Blay, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Africana studies who teaches courses at Lafayette College. Her research focuses on black identity, with specific attention to skin color and hair politics.
Via inamerica.blogs.cnn.com

Tiya Miles on Native American & African American dynamics

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“In light of the Cherokee Nation’s recent decision revoke the citizenship of the Cherokee Freedmen, ITYC thought listeners would enjoy this ITYC Rewind of our interview with Professor Tiya Miles. Professor Miles is an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the Program in American Culture, Center for Afro-American and African Studies, Department of History, and Native American Studies Program.”
Via www.blogtalkradio.com

All-American Student Leader’s Search for Identity

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“In this episode, we hear from Ari Shroyer, a sophomore at Roosevelt University, who tells us what it’s like to be a gay, conservative, biracial student-body president—and explains how the university’s openly gay president has served as an inspiration.”
Via chronicle.com

ITYC Talks to Tim Wise ~ Is That Your Child

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“Last night, we aired our discussion with antiracist essayist, author and educator Tim Wise about his new book Dear White America. Wise explained that one of the most destructive features of white privilege is its indifference to the suffering of people of color. That indifference, he explained, which has been deadly to people of color for centuries, is now becoming extremely dangerous and deadly for white people. Wise also discussed the nature and the shape of white anxiety which is fueled in part by the fact that, for the first time, ‘whiteness’ has been rendered “highly visible” in all facets of society. In the book he writes:”
Via www.isthatyourchild.com

Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann Follow-Up: Why I’m glad I have readers

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“Yesterday I posted about an awesome Pepper Ann cartoon that dealt with Peppy “discovering” her Navajo ancestry. Then, some readers pointed out some even cooler things I didn’t notice upon first watch, and some pointed out how I had made some really poor language choices in my write-up, so I’ll get to that too.”   Click to read
Via nativeappropriations.blogspot.com

“African Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor“ (1997)

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The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany – A Digital Archive created by the GHI Washington, HCA Heidelberg, and Vassar College   Video
Via www.aacvr-germany.org

Redefining their races: More students choosing to identify as mixed – Western Front

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Via westernfrontonline.net