An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston

On the evening of June 17th, the murder of nine African Americans took place at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.  My Rachel Dolezal post was written the night before, completed perhaps just a few hours before the tragic loss of lives that simultaneously rendered a discussion of US racial and ethnic identity … Continue reading An Addendum by Patricia Sunderland: Witnessing and Speaking Charleston

Who Has the Right to Self-Defense and Life in So-Called “Post-Racial” Society?

Today’s guest blog post is written by AAA member, Dr. Faye V. Harrison. She is a Joint Professor in Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida. The outcome of the George Zimmerman trial is symptomatic of the extent to which an insidious post-racial ideology has influenced US society.  The court’s refusal to … Continue reading Who Has the Right to Self-Defense and Life in So-Called “Post-Racial” Society?

Racism in the Academy

The volume is a model for looking at the complexity of racism in the academy and in the profession. –Distinguished Professor and Chair Thomas C. Patterson The AAA Commission on Race and Racism in Anthropology is pleased to announce publication of additional findings, Racism in the Academy: the new millennium. The volume is freely available to … Continue reading Racism in the Academy

Let’s talk about RACE!

Have you been to the RACE exhibit lately? For the past few months the RACE: Are We So Different? museum exhibits have been at the Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond), Center of Science and Industry (Columbus, OH), and the University of Northern Iowa Museums (Cedar Falls). If you are located in these areas, stop in … Continue reading Let’s talk about RACE!

Humanities at the Forefront of Congressional Vote on National Budget

The Annual Meeting for the National Humanities Alliance took place on March 7, 2011 at George Washington University, followed by Humanities Advocacy Day on March 8 at Capitol Hill. The Annual Meeting was an opportunity to provide concrete ways to exemplify and frame arguments to support the humanities, skills meeting participants would need for the … Continue reading Humanities at the Forefront of Congressional Vote on National Budget