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Read, Watch, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, Week of July 25, 2020

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America by Meilan Solly. These articles, videos, podcasts and websites from the Smithsonian chronicle the history of anti-black violence and inequality in the United States. Large DNA Study Traces Violent History of American Slavery…

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Can Biology Class Reduce Racism?

A dozen teachers volunteered to participate in a study led by Brian Donovan, a science education researcher at the nonprofit BSCS Science Learning, to see the effect of inserting the topic of race and ancestry into science classrooms on students’…

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How African Americans Use DNA Testing to Connect With Their Past

In an article in The Atlantic, Dean of social science at Columbia University, Alondra Nelson  describes a “new groundswell of root-seeking . . . .We talk about the history of slavery in this country and it feels so abstract. But…

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Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

An NPR segment reported on a “study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure. The genetic markers…

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Scientists call for the removal of race in genetics research

Ancestry is a more useful category than race say Dorothy Roberts, professor of Africana studies, law and sociology at University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Yudell, chair and associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University. …

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