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  • 12 Dec 2022
    Mary Crossley

    Long COVID as a Case Study for Race/Disability Intersectionality

    Chimére Smith is one of tens of millions of Americans with symptoms of long COVID. According to an August 2022 NBC News story, the 40-year-old Black woman from Baltimore was experiencing extreme fatigue, diarrhea, brain fog, and loss of vision in one eye, along with other symptoms. The symptoms were debilitating, preventing Smith from working […]

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  • 13 Jun 2022
    Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle

    Some Common Misunderstandings About Biology and Race

    In this blog, extracted from Understanding Race, authors Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle address some of the major misconceptions about race.

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  • 6 May 2022
    John Ernest

    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 of race were developed, and what they came to over time, is different for different global regions and different […]

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  • 7 May 2021
    Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, José D. Villalobos

    Naïve or Necessary? Empathy for Outgroups in Times of Heightened Human Conflict

    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 almost surely an undercount. The discovery of several effective vaccines gave the world hope, but also led to conflict about who should get […]

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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, but the country must also confront the environmental and energy implications of climate change; deep racism across American institutions; ongoing weakness in […]

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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 closures, and other forms of economic insecurity. Environmental calamities grow increasingly common and intense. State violence against Black bodies continues unabated, and human rights […]

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  • 5 Dec 2016
    Bert A. Spector

    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 of Barack Obama’s 2008 election, race has continued to dominate American life well into the next century, a fact startlingly brought home in […]

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  • 5 Feb 2009
    The White House
    Carol Gilligan, David A. J. Richards

    Barack Obama as a Democratic Man

    By Carol Gilligan and David A. J. Richards: 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.

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