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The Green Lantern

It’s Official: Black People are Now Superhuman

Variations of the trope have existed for years beyond count. The myth that the “Middle Passage” had the effect of selecting only the strongest African captives, while the weaker ones died. Then, those who survived were further selected for strength through generations of enslavement. Which leads us to the persistent belief that Black people are athletically superior.
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What’s Up With 68% of White People?

What’s Up With 68% of White People?

Pew Research has released a new poll showing that merely 37% of White people believe that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, raises important issues about race. (Compare to 80% of African Americans.) I know that there will always be some who “don’t see race” (supposedly), but a full two-thirds in what seems like such
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Race, Perceptions and Stereotypes

Race, Perceptions and Stereotypes

Some interesting social science research on race, perceptions and stereotypes and how they play into white supremacy and internalized oppression/inferiority. Highlights from an NPR story (listen to the story or read the transcript at the link): SAPERSTEIN: If someone went from being employed to being unemployed, or being out of prison to being in prison, or
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Research Brief on Intersectionality

Research Brief on Intersectionality

With our focus on the intersections of oppressions, this write-up on the RacismReview blog about a special intersectionality issue of the Journal DuBois Review, may be of interest to some of our readers. Three of the articles are available for free until February 17, after which you would need to have access to a subscription.