Sunday, March 22, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
President Trump called the coronavirus the "Chinese virus" in one of his coronavirus press conferences. Why would he use such racist language? The video below was published by the New York Times on YouTube on 03/17/20.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
To be sure, like the rest of race, whiteness is a fiction, what in the jargon of the academy is termed a social construct, an agreed-on myth that has empirical grit because of its effect, not its essence.
But whiteness goes even one better: it is a category of identity that is most useful when its very existence is denied. That’s its twisted genius.
Whiteness embodies Charles Baudelaire’s admonition that “the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” Or, as an alter ego of the character Keyser Söze says in the film The Usual Suspects, “The greatest trick the devil ever played was to convince the world that he didn’t exist.” The Devil. Racism. Another metaphor. Same difference.
DiAngelo, Robin J.. White Fragility (pp. ix-x). Beacon Press. Kindle Edition.
While maybe well meaning people who say they don't see color are acting in a prejudiced way. Not seeing color is not seeing a key factor in personal and social identity. Not seeing color is not seeing essential parts of a person's history and social experience.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10 dimensions of identity
- Race and color
- Sex and gender
- Socioeconomic status and class
- Sexual orientation
- Disability and mental health
- Family status - Married, divorced, single, cohabiting
Are there other dimensions that you would like to add?
Supposing your identity is a single black poor gay muslim female who lives in a large city and is 32 years old with cerebral palsy?
Supposing you are a married white middle class Catholic male who lives in the country and is 42 and owns a large farm with 3,000 acres which grows primarily corn and soybeans?
What is your identity description in one sentence?
What do the three of you have in common?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The 25th congressional district which includes Rochester, NY and its surrounding suburbs is the second worst congressional district in t...
From "How the U.S. church can confront the legacy of slavery" in the October 14, 2019 issue of America Magazine by Olga Segur...
Of the 367 wrongful convictions that were exonerated since 1989 by the Innocence Project, 71% involved eyewitenss misidentification. 42% of ...