Grundy, Saida. Respectable : Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2022."The making of a culture of Black male respectability at Morehouse that underlines conservative notions of gender and class--by a former Spelman student who was once 'Miss Morehouse.' How does it feel to be groomed as the 'solution' to a national Black male 'problem?' This is the guiding paradox of Respectable, an in-depth examination of graduates of Morehouse College, the nation's only historically Black college for men. While Black male collegians are often culturally fetishized for 'beating the odds,' the image of Black male success that Morehouse assiduously promotes and celebrates is belied by many of the realities that challenge the students on this campus. Saida Grundy offers a unique insider perspective: a graduate of Spelman college and a former 'Miss Morehouse,' Grundy crafts an incisive feminist and sociological account informed by her personal insights and scholarly expertise.
National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race
Talking About RaceThe Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.
Why Do We Keep Using the Word "Caucasian"? (Sapiens)
“I Don’t Feel Very Asian American”: Why Aren’t Japanese Americans More Panethnic? (Wiley)Because Japanese Americans are among the oldest Asian American groups, they would be expected to have a high level of panethnicity since they apparently have much in common with other U.S.-born Asian Americans. However, most Japanese Americans interviewed for this paper did not identify panethnically with their Asian co-ethnics, but felt separate and distinct as Japanese Americans.