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Social Constructs

Soledad O'Brien Helped Me Understand The History Of Race In America

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Barnett

Race is socially constructed, but because people have believed things for so long they are unaware of that. In this video, Soledad O'Brien shares stories of growing up biracial. She helps to elaborate on what actually happened in American history.

Civil Religion and the False Virtue of Niceness in Crane's "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets"

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Maggie is not a laugh riot, but funny more in a dark comedy kind of way, not because its filled with overt jokes, but as an early representative of dark humor and satire that reflects civil religion's substitution of false superficial virtues for real moral energies.

I'm Still Black: Rachel Dolezal and the Realities of Racial Construction and Boundaries

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

There is no such thing as being trans-racial. In spite of the braids, the light black face and her matriculation at Howard, Rachel Dolezal is still white. And in spite of my life experiences and the fact that I might fail the #askRachel quiz, I am still black.

What Exactly Do You Mean?

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Loolwa Khazzoom

We frequently ascribe traits to someone (violent, intelligent, cheap, successful), on the basis of something irrelevant to the matter at hand, such as ethnicity, religion, sex, or nationality -- whichever we may take issue with, for reasons of our own ignorance or unprocessed baggage.

Alena Hall

Meet The Lawyer Who Decided To Battle Racism Outside Of The Courtroom

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

Throughout his early academic and professional career, Anurag Gupta, 30, felt consumed by his passion to help resolve international ethnic inequality....

If We Can't Own the Right Labels, We Can't Expect the Wider Society to Get It Right

Eden Walker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eden Walker

I'm a construct, a creation of a surgeon forcing me away from my birth and designing me so you can feel more comfortable. Your normality and complicity in a bi-sexed system led me to a life of pain and discomfort. I am a curiosity in a world of "normals."