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Tag Archives: Race

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  • 13
    Jun

    2022

    Some Common Misunderstandings About Biology and...

    The following is adapted from Understanding Race by Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall, Cambridge University Press (2022). When addressing the “reality” of race, we need to realize that the word was...

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  • 6
    May

    2022

    Everybody’s Talkin’

    Everybody’s talking about race, but not many seem to know what it is, or where it came from. That’s understandable, for there’s not a single story of the history of race to be written. How concepts...

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  • 7
    May

    2021

    Naïve or Necessary? Empathy for Outgroups in...

    The Covid-19 pandemic represents a profound challenge for all of mankind. A year after the first outbreak was discovered, deaths directly caused by the virus surpassed 2.5 million, and that number was...

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  • 5
    Mar

    2021

    The Biden Agenda

    Joe Biden has become President of the United States at a time when the country faces acute crises on many fronts. The most pressing—in both health and economic terms—is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...

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  • 21
    Oct

    2020

    Race and the 2020 Elections

    As we enter the final weeks before the U.S. elections, the stakes could not be higher. Against the backdrop of a surging pandemic, the country continues to experience record unemployment, small-business...

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  • 5
    Dec

    2016

    Race Matters

    “The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line,” W.E.B. DuBois famously observed of the United States.  Despite the occasional proclamations of a post-racial society in the aftermath...

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  • 5
    Feb

    2009

    The White House

    Barack Obama as a Democratic Man

    The remarkable manhood of Barack Obama suggests he is as forward-looking on issues of gender as on issues of race, transcending old categories and inviting new understanding and debate. We see this in...

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  • 14
    Oct

    2008

    Political Shifts: More Blacks Elected

    The historic candidacy of Obama aside, the NY Times noted yesterday, in what it called “quiet political shifts,” that more and more black candidates are gaining ground in heavily white areas. The...

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