The Origin of Race in the USA

Origin Of Everything   Published on Apr 3, 2018

Do you believe that your race correlates to your skin tone? Because that wasn’t always the case. So how did Americans come to believe that race equals certain visible physical characteristics such as skin color and hair? And why is it that certain ethnic groups that were once considered “non-white” became reclassified as “white”? Watch the episode to find out. Like our Facebook Page:…
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Works Cited:……………………

Nell Painter: The History of White People
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Matthew Frye Jacobson Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the alchemy of race
Cheryl Harris “Whiteness as Property”
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze On reason: rationality in a world of cultural conflict and racism
Fredrickson, G. M. 1987. The Black Image in the White Mind. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.
Smedley, A. 1993 (1999). Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview. Boulder: Westview Press.
Stepan, Nancy. 1982. The Idea of Race in Science. London: Macmillan.

“race, n.6”. OED Online. January 2018. Oxford University Press.… (accessed March 12, 2018)…

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