The Genetics of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Between the 16th and 19th centuries, approximately 12.5 million people were violently deported from their homes in Africa to the Americas by slavers. As current events have shown, the destruction of communities, cultures and families have had everlasting ramifications which are felt a century and half later. Some of the less tangible pains is the... Continue Reading →

Anthropology of Policing

Race is a social construct. We have spoken on the concept of race, here, before. Anthropology has been at the forefront of redefining race, ancestry, and ethnicity. And many anthropologists have advocated for concepts such as race to be phased out of our culture and our police. Current events have elucidated the importance of continuing... Continue Reading →

Race As A Social Construct

As Ruth Frankenberg in her book The Social Construction of Whiteness: White Women, Race Matters argues, our daily lives are affected by race whether we are aware of it or not. We all see the world through a racial lens that colors our world black, white, Asian, Mexican, minority, or "other". How we are seen... Continue Reading →

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