The Origin of Race in the USA

Did you know that race was not always considered a biological or genetic category? So how did we come to understand it that…

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What is Racial Passing?

In 1882 the US passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years. The law was renewed in 1892 and…

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Why Are We Obsessed with Cults?

On November 18th 1978, over 900 members of the People’s Temple committed mass suicide at the Jonestown commune in Guyana. Under the paranoid…

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What is Ethnicity?

Although the term ethnicity has some clear and consistent overlap with definitions of race, it also differs widely from it’s more physically/ phenotypically…

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