Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Case of the “Optional Ethnicity”

As a race scholar, I always tell my students, “I just can’t make this stuff up, it really happens.” Well, when we talk about whiteness in the classroom, many students like to pull out there “ethnic” card of being Irish, … Continue reading

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Racist Symbol or “Catchy” Political Spin?

If you haven’t been paying attention, there have been a number of folks playing off of Clint Eastwood’s lecture to the “empty chair” to express their political views. In a number of places across the U.S., people have been hanging … Continue reading

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