Albert Murray, author who drew on the free-wheeling spirit of jazz, dies at 97

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Mr. Murray’s works underscored how black culture and the blues were braided into American life.

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The diseased host model of American society

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The diseased host or pathogenic model of American society is my name for that thing where America is seen as a white country but suffers from the presence of people of colour. Blacks are blamed for…

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Abagond describes the psychosis of the oppressors

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L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into ‘The New America’ – COLORLINES

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The U.S. will be “majority-minority” in a few decades, but in the City of Angels the future is now. In fact, you can literally taste it.

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Tribes | This American Life

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A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you’d think they’d do: they’re kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe. And the story of a white guy who only wants to date Asian women, who then has to adjust to the reality of a real actual Asian woman in his life. The phrase “finding your tribe” is a total cliche — but one that does apply to certain situations.

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Race: The History of an Idea in America (Race and American Culture): Thomas F. Gossett

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Amazon Book Description

 

When Thomas Gossett’s Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared in 1963, it explored the impact of race theory on American letters in a way that anticipated the investigation of race and culture being conducted today. Bold, rigorous, and broad in scope, Gossett’s book quickly established itself as a critical resource to younger scholars seeking a candid, theoretically sophisticated treatment of race in American cultural history.
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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.”
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