So you want to be woke on Race.
Race is a socially-constructed system of classifying individuals according to phenotypical characteristics that are genetically determined but not always consistent.
Have you ever told someone to calm down or that they were being "too emotional?" If so, you should read this article to understand why that's problematic.
Two centuries ago Sarah Baartman died after years spent in European "freak shows". Now rumours over a possible Hollywood film about Baartman's life have sparked controversy.
This article discusses how black people are often expected to compose themselves in a specific form to appear non-threating. This concept of respectability politics is an important one to understand and Jarune Uwujaren explains why it needs to end and the burdens it places on this marginalized group.
Read about the ways black women aren't provided the same level of empathy.
An introduction on why cultural appropriation can be so harmful.
Read more on how the intricacies of affirmative action.
A new study finds that believing society is fair can lead disadvantaged adolescents to act out and engage in risky behavior.
A dive into how current celebrities are able to profit off of blackness.
A conversation about struggle, stigma, and lessons learned.
A brief overview of cultural appropriation in fashion.
Dr. Tatum's book takes a multi-faceted approach to understanding the concept of racial identity. Not only does it showcase what it means to be a person of color in America, it offers solid suggestions for parents and adolescents alike to approach teaching others about their identity and how to educate children of color to understand their identity regardless of the environment they may be raised in.
This interview discusses the intersection of mental health and being black in America.
Saying you're not racist is nice, but helping dismantle systems of oppression requires more than just words. In an age of politicians winning elections despite using hateful rhetoric, this article details the need for accountability in order to improve communities.
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