Category: Race & Ethnicity

Absence and presence: A Dancing Ghost of Racism Refuses to Disappear

Absence and presence: A Dancing Ghost of Racism Refuses to Disappear

— Carol Spindel
Student government leaders are demanding the removal of Indian imagery from campus buildings and opening discussion about a new mascot. The presence of this re-energized student activism is one reason for optimism. But students need to hear from campus leaders.

What is it to be Multiracial?

What is it to be Multiracial?

— Miri Song
As multiracial people and unions become increasingly common in highly diverse societies such as United States, Miri Song examines what it means to be multiracial.

Danger and Desire: The Black Sporting Body

Danger and Desire: The Black Sporting Body

—Stanley I. Thangaraj
As athletes around the country take a knee to organize for justice and life, Stanley I. Thangaraj reflects on how race structures sports and everyday life in the United States.

Dog Whistles, Fog Horns, and Racism in the Trump Era

Dog Whistles, Fog Horns, and Racism in the Trump Era

—James M. Thomas
Whereas the era of dog whistles may have signaled an ambient level of white rage, today’s white rage is so constantly amplified it no longer makes sense to talk about it as rage, or any other set of feelings that fall outside of normal conditions. In the Trump era, white supremacy is no longer a matter of rage. It’s a matter of fact.

What the Handmaid’s Tale Reminds Us About Gender Equality

What the Handmaid’s Tale Reminds Us About Gender Equality

—Kara Ellerby
Despite all our ‘progress’ in women’s rights and gender equality, these same rights are still up for debate. Part of the problem is thinking that promoting some women is enough. If we fail to consider the rights of racial minorities and LGBTQ citizens and ignore class inequalities, then we fail at gender equality.

Same-gender-loving big men of color

Same-gender-loving big men of color

—Jason Whitesel
Bear culture for husky, hirsute gay men remains predominantly white. But three annual events, Heetizm Myami, Big Boy Pride, and Heavy Hitters Pride, focus on men of size and color, providing a space for celebration and solidarity.