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The Vocation of Sociology – A Pragmatic View

The Vocation of Sociology – A Pragmatic View | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
by André Béteille, Delhi University, India André Béteille has been called the “wisest man” in India, and with good reason.
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"Did You Ever Mind It?": Thoughts on Race and Adoption

"Did You Ever Mind It?": Thoughts on Race and Adoption | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Nicole Soojung Callahan on growing up adopted.
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The Meaning Behind a Black Spaniard’s Hopeful Gaze Upon Our Lady of Mercy

The Meaning Behind a Black Spaniard’s Hopeful Gaze Upon Our Lady of Mercy | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Image of the Week: His appearance in a 16th-century sculpture provides an ideal starting point for a discussion on where the people of African descent fit in the culture of Renaissance Spain.
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“No, I meant where are you really from?” on being black and German by @ella_achola

“No, I meant where are you really from?” on being black and German by @ella_achola | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
by Ella Achola “No, I meant where are you really from?” is a micro-aggression I am all too familiar with when my simple answer of “Berlin” is perceived as insufficient to a query that blatantly ill...
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Neymar and the Disappearing Donkey #race #Brazil #becomingWhite

Neymar and the Disappearing Donkey #race #Brazil #becomingWhite | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it

By the time you read this, it’s possible that every single person on the planet will know who Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is. The image above is of Neymar from five days ago. This is Neymar from ...

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Why Black Children Need to Read & Write Science Fiction

Why Black Children Need to Read & Write Science Fiction | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Why Black Children Need to Read & Write Science Fiction A few months ago, I had the pleasure – hmm, no, pleasure is not a fitting description – A few months ago, I had the experience (yes, that...
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Nelson Mandela: The Invisible History of Indigeneity - racismreview.com

Nelson Mandela: The Invisible History of Indigeneity - racismreview.com | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
TweetA few years ago, I was in conversation with American Indian Movement leader Russell Means when the subject of Nelson Mandela randomly came up.
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On decolonizing the colonizer

On decolonizing the colonizer | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
One of the central questions of my Levinas and the Postcolonial is why we haven't asked what should be a very basic, wholly necessary question: if the colonized have been tasked with decolonizing t...
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0.171: Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: Vassos Argyrou

0.171: Anthropology and the Will to Meaning: Vassos Argyrou | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
This interlude in the series is to finally introduce the work of Dr. Vassos Argyrou (Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Hull), specifically his book, Anthropology and the Will to Me...
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What Does an African Woman Want in America?

What Does an African Woman Want in America? | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Chimananda Ngozi Adichie's expansive novel Americanah centers on a Nigerian woman's immigration to the United States and eventual return to Nigeria.
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The Black Counter Frame: Critical for Much Racial Change :: racismreview.com

The Black Counter Frame: Critical for Much Racial Change :: racismreview.com | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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American privilege

American privilege | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by commenter Mira from Serbia. She does not hate the USA, especially not its people, but she does think it is unfair for any one culture to have most of the power and use it on...
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What Color are People? Black as Neutral in Russian Comics » Sociological Images via @socreview

What Color are People? Black as Neutral in Russian Comics » Sociological Images via @socreview | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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Great Law of Peace, the American Precolonial Roots of Democracy - Culture Collective

Great Law of Peace, the American Precolonial Roots of Democracy - Culture Collective | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
The historical facts about the native roots of our republic have been left out of history books. Politicians wave the American flag and march soldiers to war without any true understanding or respect for the actual history.
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Doing the Right Thing: Black Film and TV in a Biased World

Doing the Right Thing: Black Film and TV in a Biased World | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
by Micah Yongo ‘You know, where I come from, there are a lot of different ways of being black.’ ‘Well, then you one lucky black man. But see, blood, ‘bout now, where you come from ain’t where you ...
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Wanderings of the Slave: Black life and Social Death

Wanderings of the Slave: Black life and Social Death | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
For the theorists of Afro-pessimism, black non-existence forms a negativity against which white liveliness and freedom defines itself positively. Surveying this theoretical tendency against a backdrop of post-crisis struggles, R.L.
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(1963) Es'kia (Ezekiel) Mphahlele, "On Negritude in Literature" | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

(1963) Es'kia (Ezekiel) Mphahlele, "On Negritude in Literature" | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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Why Hasn't the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?

Why Hasn't the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years? | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Since LEE & LOW BOOKS was founded in 1991 we have monitored the number of multicultural children’s books published each year through the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s statistics. Our hop...
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Reclamations - Current IssueAn Absence of Solidarity: Anti-Blackness and Deference to White Privilege

Reclamations - Current IssueAn Absence of Solidarity: Anti-Blackness and Deference to White Privilege | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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Of Cannibals, Kings and Culture: The Problem of Ethnocentricity

Of Cannibals, Kings and Culture: The Problem of Ethnocentricity | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Our tendency to view our own culture as superior to others need not lead us down the path of skepticism and moral relativism.
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“But I didn’t mean it!” Why it’s so hard to prioritize impacts over intents. | PsySociety, Scientific American Blog Network

“But I didn’t mean it!” Why it’s so hard to prioritize impacts over intents. | PsySociety, Scientific American Blog Network | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time talking with friends and colleagues about societal issues that we find meaningful and important. Racism. Sexism. Cultural sensitivity. Prejudice. Implicit ...
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