Racial and Ethnic Issues


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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…

Reshelved: Can Children’s Classics Be Modernized?

by Joan Antony, March 15 2021 Moby Dick, The Cat in The Hat, Huckleberry Finn… and a number of other titles are the face of American children’s books, even in the 21st century. The public opinion on these books, and others, have not changed in the past few years. Despite modernizing trends that have swept…

Androids as Allegories: Analysing Asian/American and African/American Embodiment in Speculative Media

by Anonymous, February 15, 2021 ***FALL 2020 CONTEST WINNER*** This essay was written in 2018, before the HBO’s Watchmen and Lovecraft County aired. Both narratives are worth looking into for representations of Black bodies in the nexus of history, science fiction, and modernity. Recent years have seen increased diversity in the American population. However,  entwined…

Should We Embrace Race in the Workplace and School?

by Ean Tam, January 16, 2021 ***FALL 2020 CONTEST SUBMISSION*** As a student of the New York City public education system, I have always been in a diverse environment. For instance, my elementary and middle schools had an annual Multicultural Day Fair. The younger students performed traditional dances from different cultures, while the older students…

Rated E for Education, Graded F for Failure

by Zarya Shaikh, January 12, 2021 ***FALL 2020 CONTEST WINNER*** In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched Pre-K for All to encourage “free, full-day, high-quality pre-K.”1 The program increased enrollment in Pre-K among different communities, especially within low-income families. Its success led to the creation of 3-K for All1 and yielded similar…

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