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"RACE ≠ DNA: If Race Is a Social Construct, What's Up With DNA Ancestry Testing?"

The concept of race is the elephant
in the collective American living room.
It affects how we think about virtually
every aspect of our society and culture—and yet we struggle to talk about
or even define it. By Joseph L. Graves.

  • Race and Racialized Identity

"How Race Survived U.S. History"

In this absorbing chronicle of the role of race in US history, David R. Roediger explores how the idea of race was created and recreated from the 1600’s to the present day. From the late seventeenth century—the era in which DuBois located the emergence of “whiteness”—through the American Revolution and the emancipatory Civil War, to the civil rights movement and the emergence of the American empire, How Race Survived US History reveals how race did far more than persist as an exception in a progressive national history.

  • Historical Foundations of Race
  • Educators

"Implicit Bias and Structural Racialization"

By Kathleen Osta and Hugh Vasquez. From the National Equity Project.

  • Being Antiracist

"Why Diversity Matters: Five Things We Know About How Black Students Benefit From Having Black Teachers"

From Kevin Mahnken, this article is from The 74’s ongoing ‘Big Picture’ series, bringing American education into sharper focus through new numbers, research, and reporting.

  • Whiteness
  • Educators

Caucus and Affinity Groups

From Racial Equity Tools. White people and people of color each have work to do separately and together. Caucuses provide spaces for people to work within their own racial/ethnic groups. For white people, a caucus provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege and to increase one’s critical analysis around these concepts.

  • Whiteness

The Color Line

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow. A lesson on the countless colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. This helps students understand the origins of racism in the United States and who benefits.

  • Historical Foundations of Race
  • Educators

"First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations"

By Jinnie Spiegler for The New York Times. Race and racism are topics that regularly populate our news feeds and affect a wide variety of people in profound ways. But discussions about these topics can be difficult and provoke strong emotions.

  • Race and Racialized Identity

"The Five Domains of Wellbeing"

All of us—from janitor to judge, senior executive to senior citizen, adult to adolescent—share a set of universal needs that are critical to our wellbeing. These essential human needs are what the Full Frame Initiative defines as the "Five Domains of Wellbeing."

  • Community Building

"Guide for Setting Ground Rules"

Whenever you hope to facilitate conversations on social justice concerns, whether preparing for a one-hour workshop or weaving such discussions into a year-long class, a vital first step is the development of guidelines for participation. These guidelines, often referred to as "ground rules" or "community norms," should provide the community within a workshop or class a framework to ensure open, respectful dialogue and maximum participation. This is EdChange project by Paul C. Gorski.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue"

Racial categories are weak proxies for genetic diversity and need to be phased out. By Megan Gannon, LiveScience.

  • Race and Racialized Identity
  • Educators
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