By Sharon Chang
“Are we bingeing on mixed-race beauty to feel better about racism?”
This article says so many things I have been thinking.
There is also a thing called beauty privilege, that I do not hear others talking about in that way.
The article is excellent and detailed overall.
The one bit I would say differently is where Sharon says:
“We know race is not biological…”.
Race is exactly biological. The fact that race is about biology does not need to reinforce racism however. “The Nature of Race”, by Ann Morning goes into this and how different scientists view race differently. The big opposing views are between anthropologists and medical scientists.
“…Global Mixed Race, the third biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be hosted at DePaul University in Chicago, November 13th-15th, 2014. It will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines around the world to facilitate a conversation about the transnational, transdisciplinary, and transracial field of Critical Mixed Race Studies.”
Social categorization, how we classify ourselves and others, exerts a profound influence on our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors. In this volume, Richard Crisp and Miles Hewstone bring together a selection of leading figures in the social sciences to focus on a rapidly emerging, but critically important, new question: how, when, and why do people classify others along multiple dimensions of social categorization? The volume also explores what this means for social behavior, and what implications multiple and complex perceptions of category membership might have for reducing prejudice, discrimination, and social exclusion.
See on www.mixedracestudies.org
Via Scoop.it – Mixed American Life
“Critical Mixed Races Studies” means critiquing the concepts of mixed race. Click to read more