Racial classifications change over time… based on how we think we are perceived and social circumstances.
Proof that race may indeed be socially constructed.
Listen to the whole story here.
Longer article: http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=30814
- How U.S. schools misteach history of racial segregation (washingtonpost.com)
- Public High School Racial Indoctrination (jthmishmash.com)
- Education Goals of the March on Washington Not Yet Met: (paramuspost.com)
“The Geography of Hate is part of a larger project by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University (HSU) identifying the geographic origins of online hate speech. Undergraduate students Amelia Egle, Matthew Eiben and Miles Ross, worked to produce the data and this map as part of Dr. Stephens’ Advanced Cartography course at Humboldt State University.
The data behind this map is based on every geocoded tweet in the United States from June 2012 – April 2013 containing one of the ‘hate words’. This equated to over 150,000 tweets and was drawn from the DOLLY project based at the University of Kentucky. Because algorithmic sentiment analysis would automatically classify any tweet containing ‘hate words’ as “negative,” this project relied upon the HSU students to read the entirety of tweet and classify it as positive, neutral or negative based on a predefined rubric. Only those tweets that were identified by human readers as negative were used in this analysis.”
“With the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s“I Have a Dream” speech approaching next week, Pewreleased today a new survey on public perception of the progress blacks have made in America since then. The top-level finding is unsurprising: African-Americans are much more pessimistic than whites are in rating the extent to which they still face inequality and unfairness in American society. And they’re significantly more likely to say that a lot of work still needs to be done.”
- Statistics: Majority of Blacks Feel They’re Treated Unfairly by Nearly Every Major Civic Institution (blackchristiannews.com)
- African Americans Feel Mistreated by Almost Every Major Civic Institution (theatlanticwire.com)
- King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities (amren.com)
- From Pew ResearcH: ‘I HAVE A DREAM’, 50 YEARS LATER (drhiphop85.com)
Not new, but interesting! “As has long been the case, American values differ from those of Western Europeans in many important ways. Most notably, Americans are more individualistic and are less supportive of a strong safety net than are the publics of Britain, France, Germany and Spain.”
“The higher education system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations. This report analyzes enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race and institutional selectivity over the past 15 years.
Since 1995, 82 percent of new white enrollments have gone to the 468 most selective colleges, while 72 percent of new Hispanic enrollment and 68 percent of new African-American enrollment have gone to the two-year open-access schools.”
- Report: Higher Education Creates ‘White Racial Privilege’ (usnews.com)
- Commentary: Are America’s Colleges “Separate But Unequal”? (bet.com)
- The Best New Argument for Affirmative Action (theatlantic.com)
- College enrollment on the rise for Latinos – does it bridge the gap? (voxxi.com)
- ‘Separate And Unequal’: Racial Divides In Higher Ed (npr.org)
- Demographic change amplifying racial inequities (news.yahoo.com)
- U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says (chronicle.com)
Gender diversity is linked with corporations’ success:
From CRT-NET: “African American Women in the News offers the first in-depth examination of the varied representations of Black women in American journalism, from analyses of coverage of domestic abuse and “crack mothers” to exploration of new media coverage of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates the complex and often contradictory images of African American women in news media through detailed studies of national and local news, the mainstream and Black press, and traditional news outlets as well as newer digital platforms. She argues that previous studies of African Americans and the news have largely ignored the representations of women as distinct from men, and the ways in which socioeconomic class can be a determining factor in how black women are portrayed in the news. Meyers also proposes that a pattern of paternalistic racism, as distinct from the “modern” racism found in previous studies of news coverage of African Americans, is more likely to characterize the media’s treatment of African American women. Drawing on critical cultural studies and black feminist theory concerning representation and the intersectionality of gender, race and class, Meyers goes beyond the cultural myths and stereotypes of African American women to provide an updated portrayal of Black women today.”
I haven’t read it, but it looks interesting!
In March, UNESCO released this framework on intercultural competence. It provides 26 concepts and defines them in order to connect different fields that focus on intercultural issues, giving a common vocabulary and goal in teaching, training, enacting, and supporting intercultural work.