Let’s face it: We need a new way to talk about race

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By any measure, we are living in the best period of racial experience in American history, exemplified not only by the obvious fact that the president, Barack Obama, is a twice-elected African American, but also that all around us there is evidence of the astonishing social progress that has been made in the last 50 years.

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‘Dark Girls’: Documentary Sparks Colorism Debate

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Oprah premiered the documentary about skin color on her television channel, and viewers responded online.

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Racial Integrity Act of 1924 (State legislature of Virginia)

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“If there is reasonable cause to disbelieve that applicants are of pure white race, when that fact is stated, the clerk or deputy clerk shall withhold the granting of the license until satisfactory proof is produced that both applicants are “white persons” as provided for in this act.”

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More Americans consider themselves multiracial

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“Americans are becoming more nuanced in their understanding of race,” said Carolyn Liebler, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. “But I don’t think race is becoming less important in our society.”

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Conservatives See Mixed People Differently

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Now why am I not surprised by this? Disturbing new research suggests the answer to that question may depend on your political ideology. In three experiments, “we found that conservatives were more …

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How to be a white ally: A beginner’s guide by a super awesome ally.

Favorite part: “when someone tries to call you racist or a settler or whatever if you have the button you can just point to it and say I am an ally and then they can’t say anything.”

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Being an ally is awesome. There are so many things that are great about being an ally like you get to go to rallies and yell at people and make signs. It’s awesome. I think the best part is you don’t have to worry about people calling you names like “racist”, or “uneducated” because those names can really hurt.

First of all I am not racist or homophobic or anything like that because my cousin is gay, and my mailman is black and I had teacher who was darkish skinned in high school I think she was half-Indian half-Mexican. Some of you may not have this privilege (I’ll tell you more about privilege later) so you are going to half to work to be an ally.

The first thing to be an ally is to get the look right. One of the easies things to get the ally look right…

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being universal

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“Being universal” is the idea that there is a way of being human that is beyond culture and ethnicity, that one can transcend race. Like wanting to be known as a writer, not as a “black writer”. Th…

Community Village‘s insight:

this article. Abagond hits another home run

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Ethnic is a Eurocentric way of saying non-Western. In America since the 1920s it has meant something not part of White American culture: ethnic foods, ethnic beauty, ethnic neighbourhoods, etc. “Et…

Community Village‘s insight:

Part of Mixed American Life is recognizing that EVERYONE has an ethnic background.

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Checking More Than One Box: A Growing Multiracial Nation : NPR

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The last Census showed 9 million people, about 3 percent of the population, reporting more than one race. That’s an increase of one-third from the decade before — and that number is only going up.

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