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Tag Archives: race

Lupita: One Small Step for Dark Girls?

By Stephanie Shonekan, Contributing Editor, Art, Music & Pop Culture In the week of April 21, 2014 People Magazine announced their long anticipated choice of “Most Beautiful Woman” Lupita Nyongo. It was not unexpected because the Kenyan actress had become … Continue reading

Again, Where Do We Go From Here?

On MLK Day, we often celebrate King’s accomplishments but many of us forget or fail to take further action necessary to make his dream a reality. Although injustices may be less visible today, structural racism continues to exist. By asking this question, I wanted to provoke people to think about what actions they might take to challenge racism today. Continue reading Continue reading

Biosocial Problems in Contemporary America

Biosocial Problems in Contemporary America This course examines the application of basic biological ideas to modern social problems in America, in particular, the intersection of biological theories and social beliefs. Among the major issues examined are the ideological uses of … Continue reading

Anthropological Genetics

Anthropological Genetics The goal of this class is to engage the scope of genetics as it relates to humans; to familiarize anthropology students with the principles of human genetics, especially in those areas in which it differs from genetics of … Continue reading

Reel Bad Arabs

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This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of … Continue reading

A Girl Like Me

A Girl LIke Me

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.      

Social Issues in Biology

“Social Issues in Biology” is a small reading and discussion class with a maximum of 20 students.  Using contemporary and historical examples, discussions examine the social, political and cultural factors that influence science and its presentation to the public.  Cases … Continue reading

Science, Technology & Society

Science Technology & Society Dr. Jonathan Marks University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Science & Popular Movements

Science & Popular Movements This class focuses on the ways that different kinds of social movements have engaged science and technology. It focuses on examples from environmentalism and medical research to find examples of “popular science” where scientists and non-scientists … Continue reading

Problems of Identity at the Biology-Society Interface

This course will explore the entanglement of biological and social concepts in knowledge about racial and ethnic variation among human populations. The course compares the population genetics understanding of population variation and groupings to the sociological and anthropological conception of … Continue reading

Race, Racism, & Critical Thinking

This course teaches students to critically examine race and racism, including their conceptualizations and impacts on society. This course takes the position that race, gender, class and sexuality are socially constructed and applies this constructionist perspective on examining race relations … Continue reading