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Topic Name Description Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Race A printer-friendly version of our quick facts about race (see the What Is Race section of this Web site). race, medicine, classification, genetics, social construction WashingtonPost.com - Online Chat with Pilar Ossorio May 1, 2003 PLEASE NOTE: this link will open a new browser window with content from outside the RACE Web site. Close the browser window to return to this site. TRANSCRIPT OF LIVE CHAT - Legal scholar and microbiologist Pilar Ossorio fields questions from viewers about science, medicine, racial classification, and more. race and medicine Unlikely Mix: Race, Biology and Drugs OP ED BY TROY DUSTER - Can we create drugs that target different races? Should we? An exploration of some of the pitfalls of a recent study. race and genetics Race and Gene Studies: What Differences Make a Difference? ESSAY BY LARRY ADELMAN - What, if anything, does genetics tell us about race? How do we make sense of recent genetic discoveries that seem to follow racial lines? genetics, biology, health, classification, law Interview with Pilar Ossorio, legal scholar and microbiologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - Covering a wide range of topics biological notions of race, how race is socially real, health consequences of race, drug company research, classification. genetics, biology, human variation, skin color Interview with Richard Lewontin evolutionary biologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how much genetic variation really exists between people? Can genetic research help us unlock human differences? history of science, 19th century, medicine Interview with Evelynn Hammonds, historian of science EDITED TRANSCRIPT - 19th century race science, race and medicine, how scientists are influenced by their social context, etc. genetics, biology, athletics Interview with Joseph Graves, Jr., evolutionary biologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - are certain races athletically superior? How much genetic diversity is there among humans? anthropology, biology, human variation, genetics, evolution Interview with Alan Goodman, biological anthropologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - what are our assumptions about biology and race? What's the difference between looking at race as a social idea and a scientific one? What other explanations exist for why we look different? anthropology, biology, athletics, classification, human variation, genetics, history of science Interview with Jonathan Marks, physical anthropologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - why doesn't it make sense to classify people into races? How do we sort through all our confusion about genetics, biology and things like athletic ability? Where did our traditional notions of race come from? evolution, genetics, history of science, biology, anthropology Interview with Stephen Jay Gould, evolutionary biologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - why did different skin colors evolve? where did the term Caucasian come from? are scientists biased by their beliefs?
Law, immigration, housing, the wealth gap, census, racial classification and more.
Topic Name Description census, racial classification What Does the Census Tell Us about Race? ESSAY BY JEAN CHENG - a brief overview of how our racial categories have changed over time, both reflecting and shaping our political and social priorities. white advantage, wealth, housing A Long History of Racial Preference - for Whites ESSAY BY LARRY ADELMAN - how has race affected whites? A look at how institutions and public policies have benefited whites at the expense of other groups. wealth, housing, white advantage Interview with Dalton Conley, sociologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - what is the relationship between housing and wealth? Why does wealth matter and what does this have to do with race? white advantage, stereotyping, race relations, psychology Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum, psychologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - does everyone experience race the same way? how do our cultural experiences shape our perceptions of other people? how do we unknowingly recreate racism? wealth, housing, white advantage Interview with Melvin Oliver, sociologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - does everyone have the same opportunities to get ahead? why did the wealth gap between blacks and whites come from, and what should we do about it? white advantage, wealth, housing, segregation, colorblind, public policy, law Interview with john a. powell, legal scholar EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how is race socially constructed? why can't we get rid of the concept? how do whites benefit without having to do anything? what can we do about residential segregation and inequality? white advantage, race relations, colorblind, affirmative action Interview with Nancy DiTomaso, sociologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how do whites feel about race, affirmative action and racial inequality? To find out, Nancy DiTomaso interviewed white people throughout the United States. housing, public policy, segregation, racism What We Need To Do About The 'Burbs PLEASE NOTE: this link will open a new window with content from outside the RACE web site. Close the browser window to return to this site. Why is attacking suburban sprawl crucial to anti-racist work? In his interview with Colorlines' Executive Editor Bob Wing, john a. powell discusses regionalism, segregation, concentrated poverty and urban strategies. racial classification, colorblind, racism Racial Privacy Initiative: An invitation to racial discrimination PLEASE NOTE: this link will open a new window with content from outside the RACE web site. Close the browser window to return to this site.> Andy Barlow and Troy Duster reveal why the racial privacy initiative encourages racial discrimination by making it impossible to monitor and enforce non-discrimination laws. white advantage, affirmative action Whites Swim in Racial Preference PLEASE NOTE: this link will open a new window with content from outside the RACE web site. Close the browser window to return to this site. Tim Wise recounts a long history of racial preferences for whites as he examines the controversy surrounding the University of Michigan's affirmative action program.
Slavery, the origins of race, ancient views of difference, 19th century race science, and more.
Topic Name Description origins of race, U.S. history, world history The Historical Origins and Development of Racism ARTICLE BY GEORGE FREDRICKSON - a brief overview of the evolution of the race concept in the West. origins of race, slavery, racism, classification, U.S.history Presentation by Historian Barbara J. Fields EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how race was created to justify American slavery and how race, or racism, is inherently non-neutral. origins of race, slavery Africans, Slavery and Race SUMMARY BY JOHN CHENG - Was it inevitable that Africans would be imported to the Americas to become slaves? Did European views about racial inferiority contribute to the fact of New World African slavery? origins of race, slavery Interview with James O. Horton,historian EDITED TRANSCRIPT - the fluidity of racial identities in early colonial America, the long history of slavery not based on race, how the rationalization of slavery continues to affect us today. racial classification, law, whiteness, early racialidentity, U.S. history Interview with Robin D.G. Kelley, historian EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how did early American peoples see themselves? how is race socially constructed? how is racism more than just individual prejudice and fear? origins of race, anthropology, slavery, early ideas Interview with Audrey Smedley, anthropologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how is race a modern concept? why were Africans enslaved? What role did 19th century ethnologists and race scientists play in shaping our understanding of race? Native American and American Indian, U.S. history, Manifest Destiny, Indian policy, early English-indian encounters Interview with Theda Perdue, historian EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how have ideas of race changed and affected the treatment of Native Americans and the self-identity of tribes like the Cherokee - from the early encounter with British colonists to today? freedom, slavery, origins of race, early colonial history Interview with Ira Berlin, historian EDITED TRANSCRIPT - what was early colonial Virginia like? how are race and freedom tied together? what is the tension in American history with regard to race? origins of race, slavery The Origin of the Idea of Race ARTICLE BY AUDREY SMEDLEY - how race was institutionalized in the 19th century as a worldview, a set of cultural attitudes and assumptions about human group differences. Native American and American Indian, U.S. history, early English-indian encounters Interview with Karen Ordahl Kupperman, historian EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how did the English and Native peoples of America view themselves and each other at the time of their first encounter? Why did the English colonize North America?
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