Ethnicity is a Social Construction Too –

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Picture source: www.racismreview.com TweetThose of us who study racial and ethnic relations in the United States recognize that race is a social construction. What race means, the characteristics and features that we attach to it and the classifications … Source: Ethnicity is a Social Construction Too –

Coming Out As Black | The Huffington Post

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Growing up, I dreaded the question “What are you?” I always proudly answered that I was Hispanic. In fact, I made it a point to emphasize my Hispanicity simply because I knew what was coming next. “I’m Hispanic; I speak Spanish; my parents come from Dominican Republic. I’m Hispanic. And, just to clarify, I’m Hispanic.” […]

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Poem “Hair” Takes On Beauty Standards | POPSUGAR Latina

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Dominican-American poet Elizabeth Acevedo eloquently said everything you’ve always wanted to say about your hair in a powerful piece. Through spoken word, she Source: Elizabeth Acevedo’s Poem “Hair” Takes On Beauty Standards | POPSUGAR Latina