Racial and Ethnic Studies


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Following Our Digital Footsteps

by Ean Tam, May 19, 2021 On January 21st, 2020, the United States reported its first case of COVID-19 in Washington state. Over the course of a year, offices emptied, schools closed, and normal life disappeared. By April 2021, over 553,000 Americans had passed away due to the pandemic. Now, as vaccine shots continue to…

Defying Labels: The Afro-Latinidad Complex

by Haasitha Korlipara, April 19, 2021 Think back to Shakira and J-Lo’s memorable, high-energy performance during the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. The singers embraced various elements of Latin American culture, an example being the incorporation of two Afro-Colombian dance forms, Champeta and Mapalé, into Shakira’s choreography. What appeared to be a showcase of Latino…

An analysis of racial paradigms and ethnic projects in America

by Sanjana Sankaran, April 14, 2021  Vilna Bashi-Treitler, The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions Bashi-Treitler begins chapter three by answering the question, “How are ethnic groups racialized in the United States?” (Bashi-Treitler 2013: 44). She begins by discussing the three major racial paradigms that came about, starting in Europe and later in…

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