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"Understanding America for the Non-American Black: American Tribalism"

From Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There was a point made in this novel that has stuck with me and is quite relevant to the issues of today: 247 more words

#Racism In America

Ramblings on US immigration

One of my goals for the summer is to read one theory book a week (so far, so good). Most of the books on my list at the moment have to do with immigration and citizenship as racializing and gendering technologies. 10 more words

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7 Things My Biracial Sons Will Be Asked Because They Look More Asian Than White

July 14, 2015: Disclaimer: I’m no expert, but I’m a mom and teacher operating in my spaces situated in history. I’m not here to invalidate anyone truly willing to dialogue with me, because: 1,670 more words

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On Max Röing, “White Morans” and the Colonization of Maa Cultures

Three years ago when Max Röing decided to shake up his comfortable life in Sweden and embark upon a tough humanitarian mission to Kenya, where he’d assist in planting trees in Kajiado, little did he know he would become a Moran – or so he says. 1,910 more words

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On Racism, Whitewashing & Cinematic Colonialism in ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Although set during a specific period in ancient Egyptian history, the film Exodus: Gods and Kings features white American, European and Australian actors in the majority of the key roles playing ancient Egyptian characters. 1,642 more words

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Mythologies of Skin Color and Race in Ethiopia

by Keb Meh

“Blumenbach…singled out a particular group as closest to the created ideal and then characterized all other groups by relative degrees of departure from this archetypal standard.

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