Race

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Affirmative Distraction: Elimination of Affirmative Action at U-Massachusetts: Against The Current vol. 82
Gaytán, Marie Sarita
Article
1999
The west wind has blown east. The elimination of affirmative action in Texas, California, and Washington's public university systems seemed like a phenomenon isolated to highly competitive west-coast ...
The All-American Skin Game
Crouch, Stanley
Book
1995
Crouch firmly believes that Blacks, having catalyzed the historical struggle of Americans to realize democratic ideals, have at least as much responsibility to maintain them as other groups, and he is...
The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
Kipnis, Ira
Book
1952
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
The Anatomy of A Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 84
Ortiz, Paul
Article
2000
The first time I traveled to Los Angeles with a comrade of mine in the labor movement, I had one of those sharp educational experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
Asian American Activism Stirring: Against The Current vol. 91
Kurashige, Scott
Article
2001
For a brief but wonderful moment in 2000, the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Presidential campaign drew widespread public attention to its central theme of restoring democracy by challenging corporate powe...
Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient Views of Blacks
Snowden, Frank
Book
1991
In this richly-illustrated account of black-white contacts from the Pharaohs to the Caesars, Frank M. Snowden demonstrates that the ancients did not discriminate against blacks because of their colour...
Before the White Race Was Invented: Review of The Invention of the White Race
Scott, Jonathan
Article
1998
With white racial oppression in place, the ruling class could promote poor and propertyless European-Americans into the "middle class," the same way the British promoted "mulattos" in the Caribbean, b...
Behind the Confederate Flag Controversy: The Unfinished Civil War: Against The Current vol. 85
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Some 50,000 people, ninety percent African Americans, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honoring the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The march p...
Beyond the Spectacle
Ignatiev, John Garvey-Noel
Article
2015
Our initial reaction to the Rachel Dolezal story was: what's the big deal? America has always been a land of shape shifters, and if she isn't stopped for "driving while black" or followed while shoppi...
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
De Felitta, Raymond
Film/Video
2012
In 1965, African-American waiter Booker Wright spoke out in a television documentary, outraging many white Southerners and resulting in his murder. Years later, the filmmaker's son returns to examine...
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
The changing meaning of race
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
If the proverbial anthropologist from Mars were to land in Britain today, he would probably regard us as schizophrenics when it comes to the question of race. He would find a population within which t...
Class and Race: Life and Death Situations
Navarro, Vicente
Article
1991
Looking at the impact of race and class as health determinants.
Class Notes: Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene
Reed, Adolph L.
Book
2001
Reed argues against the solipsistic approaches of cultural or identity politics, and in favour of class-based political interpretation and action. Class Notes moves on to tackle race relations, ethnic...
The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement: For Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution!
Cone, Paul
Article
2010
The mass mobilization of black people in the Southern civil rights movement, and the subsequent Northern ghetto rebellions, disrupted and challenged the racist American bourgeois order. It shattered t...
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
Article
2008
I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my gra...
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
Desmond, Adrian; Moore, James
Book
2009
An analysis on the formation of Charles Darwins' views on slavery and the impact of those views on his theories and publications.
Detroit Politics Embroiled: Against The Current vol. 134
Finkel, David
Article
2008
Detroit is a city entangled in a chain of interlocking crises, all the way from the world economic crisis, to deindustrialization in America, down to the regional and local levels of the housing marke...
The Elephant in the Room: Against The Current vol. 136
Miah, Malik
Article
2008
Much of the world is fascinated by the U.S. presidential election. The main reason is that the country may be ready to do something that most developed countries wouldn’t consider: electing a represen...
Filtering People: Understanding and Confronting Our Prejudices
Cole, Jim (with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
Book
1990
A tool for workshops, courses and personal reflection to identify our prejudices and learn how to overcome them so that we can see each other as we are in all our diversity.
Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism
Plant, Judith
Book
1989
An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
The Invention of the White Race: Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control
Allen, Theodore W
Book
1994
One of the great contributions of Allen's study is a complete debunking of the myth that race and skin colour are the same thing.
The Invention of the White Race: Volume Two: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
Allen, Theodore W.
Book
1997
Argues that the propertyless classes in continental Anglo-American and United States society have been recruited into the "intermediate buffer control stratum" (the so-called "middle class") through a...
The Invisible Empire: Racism in Canada
Cannon, Margaret
Book
1995
Cannon asks how can a tolerant nation like Canada be racist? Several incidents are documented in regard to minorities, employment, the justice system, and immigrants from Third World countries.
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature
Malik, Kenan
Book
2000
Drawing upon the ideas of evolutionary biology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Malik questions many of our assumptions about human nature.
The Meaning of Race: Race History and Culture in Western Society
Malik, Kenan
Book
1996
The Meaning of Race has two key themes. First it explores the intellectual and philosophical basis of racial thinking, examining the origins and development of the concept of race from the Enlightenme...
The Movement Comes to Jena: Against The Current vol. 131
Dubinsky, Joanna
Article
2007
The humid air felt electric as the sun ascended over the hundreds of buses idling a 20-mile stretch of Louisiana Route 49, the gateway to the rural hometown of the Jena 6. It was 6 AM, September 20, 2...
Organizing to Stop Police Brutality in Riverside, California: Organizing for Accountability: Against The Current vol. 83
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
1999
interview with Chani Beeman. Chani Beeman is co-chair of the Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability, whose principles and mission statement can be found at their website (www.ucr. edu/ethnomus/...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Patrick Buchanan's Ezola Virus: Against The Current vol. 89
Bandhauer, Carina
Article
2000
Amidst all the turmoil of the Reform Party this summer, Pat Buchanan named Ezola Foster as his running mate for his third bid at the presidency. For a man who has openly questioned the holocaust, and ...
Race: A Study in Social Dynamics
Cox, Oliver
Book
Investigates how racism began and why it remains a persistent problem in the United States, tracing racial inequality to the social and economic system that generates it.
Race and Class: Busing and Integration, 1975-99: Against The Current vol. 82
Miah, Malik
Article
1999
In the mid-1970s Boston was a major battle ground for equal education in the public schools. Boston's inner-city schools—as in most urban areas—were less-equipped and in worse condition than those in ...
Race and Class: Paris to New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 120
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
It turns out that the city of lights and city of jazz have a lot in common. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and militant explosions in the suburbs of Paris expose the underbelly of racism and class...
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Race and Class: What the Jena 6 Case Shows: Against The Current vol. 131
Miah, Malik
Article
2007
Some 50,000 people converged on the small Louisiana town of Jena on September 20. The protest shook up not only the two-stoplight town but sent a loud siren across the country. The 85% white populatio...
Race and Racism in China
Article
Discrimination against the minority ethnic groups in contemporary China remains significant.
Race and the Communist Manifesto
Kelley, Robin D.G.
Article
1998
We need to pay attention to the Marxist traditions that rose out of anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles of the 20th century.
Race and Class: Brown v. Board of Education 50 Years Later: Against The Current vol. 111
Miah, Malik
Article
2004
I found the headline of the May 17 Business Week article on the 50th anniversary of the famous Brown v. Board of Education landmark Supreme Court ruling, that "separate but equal" schools were unconst...
Race, Gender, and Work
Amott, Terese; Matthaei, Julie
Book
1991
Race, Incarceration, and American Values
Loury, Glenn C., with Pamela Karlan, Tommie Shelby and Loïc Wacquant
Book
2008
Glenn Loury argues that the extraordinary mass incarceration rate in the USA is not a response to rising crime rates. Instead, it is the product of a decision to become a more punitive society. He con...
Race Obsession harms those it is meant to help
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
Ethnic monitoring does not just produce misleading data. The process of classification often creates the very problems it is supposed to solve. Local authorities have used ethnic categories not only a...
Race, pluralism and the meaning of difference
Malik, Kenan
Article
1998
Far from establishing a critique of racial thinking, the politics of difference appropriates many of its themes and reproduces the very assumptions upon which racism has historically been based. Most ...
Race, Politics and Christianity in America: Against The Current vol. 140
Dillard, Angela
Article
2009
11:00AM on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in American life, and the implications of this stubborn fact have been known to unexpectedly erupt into our national political culture. In the inv...
Racism
Shah, Anyp
Article
2010
An overview of racism
Racism and Responsibility: Against The Current vol. 133
Fish, George
Article
2008
Malik Miah writes in Against the Current 131, “[Orlando] Patterson, and others in Black academia and middle-class civil rights organizations, are right to point to internal problems within the Black c...
Racism and Structural Solutions: Against The Current vol. 135
McCarthy, Michael A.
Article
2008
When Barack Obama raised the specter of race in a March 18 speech that went far beyond what one would expect from the Democratic Party, some of us on the left were hopeful. Since the 1970s, race-speec...
Racism, capitalism and contradictions
Lapon, Gary
Article
2013
Workers under capitalism have a dual existence: both as collective producers struggling against capital for control of the workplace, for hours and wages, but also workers compete as each other.
Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst: Against The Current vol. 114
Napalitano, Jeffrey; Leiblum, Mishy; Sered, Barak; Luce, Stephanie
Article
2005
Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor...
Racist Undercurrents in the "War on Terror": Against The Current vol. 125
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
Although it is rarely mentioned in the so-called war on terrorism, racism is an undercurrent in every action and decision taken by the Bush-Cheney government. It is a dangerous element that has long-...
Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit: Against The Current vol. 134
Higbee, Mark
Article
2008
Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in sever...
Response to George Fish: Against The Current vol. 133
Miah, Malik
Article
2008
George Fish raises an important point about the “taking personal responsibility” debate taking place within the Black community, especially at the academic and leadership level. But his criticism of m...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
Science, Myth, and History
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
The story of ‘Kennewick Man’ - the debate around a 9000-year old skeleton and what it reveals about current ideas of culture, race and science.
South Africa's Political Change: Against The Current vol. 90
Bond, Patrick
Article
2001
On December 5, slightly less than half of South Africa's registered electorate went to the polls, and Thabo Mbeki's ruling African National Congress (ANC) emerged with just under sixty percent support...
Still Got the News: Against The Current vol. 84
Esch, Betsy
Article
2000
As a student activist at the University of Michigan in the middle and late 1980s, I was part of a coalition of activists who planned and carried out a democratic takeover of our school's newspaper, Th...
The Survival of Education: Against The Current vol. 134
Olson, Peter
Article
2008
I remember reading Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities as a student activist, when becoming a teacher was an abstract and somewhat romanticized idea floating around my head. I was moved by the politi...
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
Thieving Sons of Bushes: Against The Current vol. 91
Miah, Malik
Article
2001
“Never Trust a Son of Bush” was one of many signs at George W. Bush's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20. Some 25,000 marched in Washington and 15,000 rallied in San Francisco...
Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
Roediger, David
Book
1994
Roediger's genda is to show how race consciousness among whites needs to be fought so that the working class can be brought to an emancipatory agenda.
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire: Against The Current vol. 131
Post, Charlie
Article
2007
The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the...
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
Roediger, David
Book
1991
A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
What Does Science Tell Us About Race?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Six points about the complex relation between scientific research and the reality of human group differences.
What Is Wrong With Multiculturalism? [Part 1]
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Thoughts about iimmigration, identity, diversity and multiculturalism.
When Human Beings Are Illegal: Against The Current vol. 136
Rachleff, Peter
Article
2008
Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...

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Master race
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The race debate: nothing to do with race
Malik, Kenan
2008
Genetic differences are not the same as racial differences. Race divides human beings into a small set of discrete groups, defined usually by skin colour, appearance, or descent, sees each group as po...
Race and intelligence
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Racial divisions
Malik, Kenan
2008
The debate about race is not about whether genetic differences exist between human populations, but about the significance of such differences.
Racism in Asia
2017
Racism in Asia exists for similar reasons that racism elsewhere exists, with roots in events that have happened anywhere from thousands of years ago to the present.
The Uproar Over 'Transracialism'
Brubaker, Rogers
2017
Discusses 'transracialism' in relation to gender identity and self identification.