Robert Franklin, Denver, CO. Race is a construct we all have a part in teaching to our youth. Yes, we are a part of a system, yes we are just individuals working to make the best as good as it can be, yes the oppressive ideas and incentives that keep race and other factors of […]
Cameron Miller, Geneva, NY.
Robert Symens Bucher, Oakland, CA. Aspen X I am a white man, and I realize that the concept of race was created by people like myself a long time ago. The purpose of race was to create a tiered society in which white people had superiority to the other races. It is important for all […]
Annette Madden, Concord, CA.
Coco Smith Salem, OR A phenotype is not a race. There is only one human race. What people are calling race, is actually ethnicity. That is a cultural binding construct. It is that diversity that makes the world an interesting place. Without it, none of us would be here.
Krystle Irvine, Los Angeles, CA.
Hyung Nam Portland, OR Melting pot was for the construction of whiteness
Linda Block, Leicester, NC.
Dennie T, Atlanta, GA. “Race” is a human-concocted, cultural construct that has nothing to do with biology and everything to do with (negative) cultural conditioning in racist societies. Human DNA produces a single species of humans – not multiple races of humans. If we are to have an honest discussion of “race,” we need to […]
Morgan Burdette, Crest View Hills, KY. Race is a socially constructed concept to help us classify people based on physical characteristics. However on the inside we are all the same.
Jonscott Williams, Gilbert, AZ. This is the question either asked, or thought but unasked, by people both Black and White. This is connected to the assumption that one of my parents is White … neither is, though an early ancestor was. Some Black people have questioned whether I was “Black enough” … some Whites have […]
Michael Thau Centennial, CO I noticed that people of different races are no different in their core. Some are smart and others less so – just like every group! Once you get past the social construct of race, you can truly know people better.
Kim Robinson South Africa Race exists. Race is a social construct. To assert that because race is not a biological phenomenon and therefore, there is no reason to discuss racism or that discussing it perpetuates racism is an insult to the people that experience unfair racial discrimination and live with the legacy of unfair racial […]
Daniel Varner Detroit, MI The University of Michigan Law
Jay Fluellen Philadelphia, PA I am an African American male who teaches in the public school system in Philadelphia. I constantly defy the comprehension of my predominately African American students by talking without cursing, listening to classical music, using words they don’t understand and by dressing professionally. I push passed all of this to teach […]
Luciana Aenasoaie Ann Arbor, MI
Ariella Ann Arbor, MI Understanding Race Project- University of Michigan
Kendra Hentschel Ann Arbor, MI Understanding Race Project – University of Michigan
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Anonymous West Grove, PA It’s easy for white people to say that racism is a construct. But not being white (or at least not looking white), and having grown up in America it’s hard for me to believe racism is a “construct.
Jessica Womack Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation As a white American woman with an African American husband and a mixed race ten month old son, I witness daily the effects racism on my husband, on myself, and I worry about how I will be able to protect my son from it as he […]
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