race manners

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Since I’ve been back on the blog, I have said very little about the so-called biracial experience.  It amazes me that it’s still easier, even for me with all of my good “mixed” intentions, to talk …

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Dr Frances Cress Welsing vs Donahue

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Community Village‘s insight:

Frances Cress Welsing American psychiatrist. She is noted for her “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation”, which explores the practice of white supremacy. She is the author of The Isis Papers; The Keys to the Colors (1991)

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So What Determines Your “Race”?

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Karen-Finney
Karen Finney, who was once the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee

Good Lawd. From Gawker: Former Democratic strategist Karen Finney, who was once the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, was revealed today to be the new host o…

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Does Justin Timberlake Benefit From Being White In A Black Musical Style?

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I just read an excellent piece that captures the strange situation of blacks liking artists like Justin Timberlake, who I, like the author of the piece, really like. I think Timberlake is a supreme…

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The Power of Good People Crossing Racial Lines

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This is a great video. Very moving and well worth the few minutes to watch it. Shows the power of sports and of good people who are willing to cross “racial” and ethnic lines. See the video here.

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Do you prefer your African women with natural hair or straightened hair? | Vote

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Do you prefer your African women with natural hair or straightened hair?

Glenn Robinson‘s insight:

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Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life: Barbara J. Fields, Karen Fields

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Tackling the myth of a post-racial society.

Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft.” And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed.

That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions.

Glenn Robinson‘s insight:

Listen to Barbara J. Fields interview on KPFA
Her interview starts 6 minutes into the episode

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/89366

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GQ Publishes ‘Hottest Women’ List and Ranks Women By Race – COLORLINES

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“…by calling out certain women’s ethnicity and not others, what they’re implying is that these women are not beautiful simply because they’re beautiful; they’re only attractive within the context of their own ethnicity. This is qualifying their beauty and dismisses the idea that beauty comes in many different forms.””

Glenn Robinson‘s insight:

The most beautiful person is the kind hearted person.

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The Race Card Project

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“The race card. Many persons have been accused of playing it, an idiomatic expression used to suggest that a person is racist or that her or his actions are racially motivated. It is the card that t…”

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