Center for the Study of Social Policy: Racist Fearmongering Won’t Solve The Public Health Crisis

"Amid the global pandemic, we have seen a rise in racist incidents toward Chinese and Asian people, who are being racially profiled for causing and spreading the coronavirus. Many of these situations involve strangers engaging in verbal confrontations and in some cases, physical violence..."

Center for the Study of Social Policy: Recognizing Race in Language: Why We Capitalize “Black” and “White”

Co-written with Maya Pendleton, MPP

"The typographical rule by these predominantly White institutions set precedence to lowercase ‘b’ despite the opposing preference by many Black people. So, what does it mean when we align with grammatical rules determined by predominantly White institutions, instead of predominantly Black institutions, like ESSENCE and Ebony magazines, both of which capitalize the “B” in Black?"

Center for the Study of Social Policy:  By the Numbers: Who Gets Counted in the 2020 Census?

"Every 10 years, the United States must take a count of all residents (regardless of citizenship status) within its boundaries, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). With the upcoming decennial census that began earlier this month, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander groups (collectively referred to as AANHPI) are working hard to ensure that they won’t be excluded from the count."

AsAmNews: Harvard Advocates’ Four Decade​ Fight For An Ethnic Studies Program

"Earlier this month, AsAmNews reported that three student and alumni groups have sent letters to the Harvard University’s President Lawrence S. Bacow, pushing for a dedicated ethnic studies program following the departure of two-tenure track ethnic studies professors. The letters were part of an ongoing effort that has lasted over four decades..."

AsAmNews: Rose Parade Float To Recognize Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Laborers

"Nearly 150 years ago in Promontory Point, Utah, employees from the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad companies gathered around two locomotives to celebrate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. The photograph taken on that May 10, 1869 day has become iconic in U.S. history, but fails to represent the overwhelming majority of the railway’s workforce, the thousands of laborers brought from China..." 

Race Through the Forest: Debunking Diversity 

"This site started as the brainchild of 15 people engaged in a Wake Forest University sociology course called Race and Ethnic Relations. Some of the primary organizing themes in our journey this semester include the shifting construction of race in US history, theoretical explanations for persistent racial inequality, and the promises and limitations in our movement toward racial equity.

We created this website as a way not only to acknowledge the prevalence of racial injustice in the United States, but to explore how race and racial inequality are recreated and perpetuated at our own institution, Wake Forest University. We did this by analyzing data and statistics, conducting interviews, and examining the history of Wake Forest. While the Office of Diversity & Inclusion works to relieve some racial tensions on campus, this website seeks to highlight how persistent racial inequalities shape the academic and social experiences of Wake Forest students and the overall university narrative." Read This Before You March: A Syllabus to Contextualize the Women's March on Washington

From foundational history to up-to-the-minute activist texts, your complete pre-March reading list.

Elle.comA Comprehensive Syllabus for Solange's 'A Seat at the Table'

The physical syllabus can be found here.

Medium: What do we see here?

The intimate observation of the attendees at the Inauguration and Women’s March

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