Justin D. Suppose someone asked you the following open-ended questions: How would you define the word race as it applies to groups of human beings? How many human races are there and what are they? For each of the races you identify, what are the important or key criteria that distinguish each group what characteristics or features are unique to each group that differentiate it from the others? Discussions about race and racism are often highly emotional and encompass a wide range of emotions, including discomfort, fear, defensiveness, anger, and insecurity—why is this such an emotional topic in society and why do you think it is so difficult for individuals to discuss race dispassionately? How would you respond to these questions? I pose these thought-provoking questions to students enrolled in my Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course just before we begin the unit on race and ethnicity in a worksheet and ask them to answer each question fully to the best of their ability without doing any outside research.
Reflecting on Race – Week 3
Mixed Race Studies » Anthropology
Today we see both increased immigration and rising rates of intermarriage. If we look at only new marriages that took place in , the figure rises to The rising trend in intermarriage has resulted in a growing multiracial population. In , 2. Demographers project that the multiracial population will continue to grow so that by , 1 in 5 Americans could claim a multiracial background, and by , the ratio could soar to 1 in three. However, if we take a closer look at these trends, we find that they mask vast inter-group differences. For instance, Asians and Latinos intermarry at much higher rates than blacks.
Race (human categorization)
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It's so hard to explain this to people: I don't feel white. Tracing the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color , from the Southeast to the Midwest , Buchanan tells the story of her Michigan tribe—a comedic yet manically depressed family of fierce women, who were everything from caretakers and cornbread makers to poets and witches, and men who were either ignored, protected, imprisoned, or maimed—and how their lives collided over love, failure, fights, and prayer despite a stacked deck of challenges, including addiction and abuse. Is someone playing a joke on me? Our first year was hard and lonely, and we desperately missed our communities back in Los Angeles and in the Los Padres National Forest. I missed the African American, African-centered communities, and the American Indian groups that had become my family over the years.