Racism Review

Racism Review: Understanding the Charleston shooting from a sociological perspective

The shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has shaken the country, leaving many reflecting on the state of race relations in the United States.

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How to tell someone they sound racist

Here’s a very good video clip with Jay Smooth that I found thanks to Racism Review that will help you challenge a person who makes a racist remark. The first and foremost thing you must do is stick to the that-sounded-racist conversation as opposed to they-are-racist conversation, according to Smooth. Read original blog entry here. The

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Racism Review: White Sexual Violence against Enslaved Black Women

MT comment: Understanding how why there was/is slavery enables us to understand the nature of the beast of  racism and social exclusion.  _____________ By Rachel F Historians have estimated that at least 58% of all enslaved women between 15 and 30 years of age were sexually assaulted by white men during the antebellum period. In

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Racism Review: Mixed Race, Pretty Face

It was once thought multiracial children were destined to be confused, inwardly conflicted and maladjusted. “Think of the children”, used to be the warning used to discourage interracial couples from marrying. Mixed-race children often faced discrimination and prejudice. Experts worried that these children would suffer from poor self-esteem and lack of identity (Fields, Julianna. Multiracial

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Racism Review: Does Cultural Diversity Promote Economic Growth?

By Racism Review Diversity has sometimes been considered as an abstract principle, divorced from macro-economic trends and global realities. Research by Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor of Brown University, suggests otherwise. In a paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2011, Ashraf and Galor crystallize their findings on the interplay between cultural

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Racism Review (United States): Racism in 2012 – Year End Review

By Jessie As 2012 draws to a close, I pulled together some of the biggest news in racism for the year. Election Politics – Of course, much of the year we were focused on the racism in election politics. New scholarship on the Obama years, the 2012 election and systemic racism appeared in the Journal

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Racism Review: Idolizing Thomas Jefferson, Brutal Slaveholder and Racist Thinker

By Joe Law professor Paul Finkelman has an important commentary piece in the New York Times on two recent books on the “democratic” icon and famous founder Thomas Jefferson. Much of what most Americans believe about Jefferson’s everyday life in regard to racial matters is fictional or distorted in the direction of our “good” founders

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Racism Review: Racism Keeps Us from Seeing Each Other as Fully Human

By Jessie Connor and Brandon Moore, ages 4 and 2, are believed to be Hurricane Sandy’s youngest victims. They were swept out of their mother’s arms by the storm. (Image from here.) When I first heard reports of this story, I couldn’t make sense of it. The news reports said that the boys’ mother, Glenda

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