Black People : Teaching about "race" in the US. Part 1

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    Teaching about "race" in the US. Part 1

    by Denise Oliver Velez

    Many of you know that I'm a cultural anthropologist. Each year, I teach an introductory course in the discipline. One of the most difficult segments of the semester is the part of the course in which I have to discuss the complex topic of "race" as it is commonly viewed and understood here in the United States....
    I thought it might be useful to share with all of you, a simple exercise I've developed, to open the discussion of "race" with my students. Please join me in taking a short visual test, after some background data.

     
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