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Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America

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Pigmentocracies—the fruit of the multiyear Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA)—is a richly revealing analysis of contemporary attitudes toward ethnicity and race in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, four of Latin America’s most populous nations. Based on extensive, original sociological and anthropological data generated by PERLA, this landmark study analyzes ethnoracial classification, inequality, and discrimination, as well as public opinion about Afro-descended and indigenous social movements and policies that foster greater social inclusiveness, all set within an ethnoracial history of each country. A once-in-a-generation examination of contemporary ethnicity, this book promises to contribute in significant ways to policymaking and public opinion in Latin America.


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Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » A Conversation with Eric Hamako & Steven F. Riley

Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » A Conversation with Eric Hamako & Steven F. Riley | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This is the first in a series of interviews with scholars, writers, activists and others involved with the topic of multiracilism.

 

Scholar Eric Hamako is an Ed.D. candidate in the Social Justice Education concentration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a long-time student- and community-organizer of mixed-race activities. Last October, Eric was appointed to a position on the United States Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations for a two-year term. The committee, as one of several National Advisory Committees, advises theCensus Bureau on a wide range of variables that affect the cost, accuracy and implementation of the Census Bureau’s programs and surveys."

 

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Facing Race 2012: "Race and Gender in the 21st Century" [Full Video]

"Moderator: Maya Wiley, Center for Social Incusionhttp://centerforsocialinclusion.org
Panelists: Janet Mock, writer http://janetmock.com
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health http://latinainstitute.org
Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeleyhttp://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty/profile.php?person=11
Christian Sundquist, Albany Law Schoolhttp://albanylaw.edu/faculty/pages/faculty-listing.aspx?ind=Sundquist,%20Chri....

filmed Saturday November 17 in Baltimore, MD at the Facing Race 2012 Conference. http://arc.org/facingrace

"Things are changing fast as new ideas, technology and community assertions change the landscape of racial and gender identities. In this plenary, leading thinkers and activists share their predictions for these changes and thoughts on their strategic implications."

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Bicultural Identity | Tanning in the U.S. | What does it mean?

Bicultural Identity | Tanning in the U.S. | What does it mean? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The other day my youngest son brought his art portfolio home from school. I'd pull out a drawing, he'd tell me a little about his masterpiece, and I'd compliment what I loved most about it. Then I ...
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Community Village Sites's comment, August 17, 2011 6:22 PM
Here’s my psychoanalysis: Men (and boys) are happy to be darker because it is seen as more masculine. Also, in the U.S., some light skinned people (probably subconsciously) have a desire to move away from whiteness because white is identified with the historical (and current) oppressor. Even the term “white” — when people label me with it, causes me to recoil. When I hear “white”, my mind fills in the boxes that people are then associating me with [white pride, white power, white racist]. So it doesn’t surprise me that light skinned people want to have some color.