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Visually categorizing people by race/ethnicity and body shape?

I'm tagging a collection of photos of people for artistic inspiration as I learn to draw and I need some guidance on selecting tag names that are both useful and inoffensive. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Jul 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Multiracial fairy tales?

I am looking for kids books that depict fairies that aren't all white. Sometimes, one can find some variation in hair color - but little in the way of anything that doesn't look classically european. I am mainly looking for books for little kids, Dr. Seuss reading level.
posted by jammy on Dec 10, 2013 - 8 answers

A race by any other slur

How do other languages (non-English) express the scientific term 'race?' vs the colloquial? In taxonomic terms, the word "race" is 90% used as a misnomer in US discourse. This is rooted in "Social Darwinism," or contemporary racist applications of seminal evolution concepts. This colors verbiage across the sciences, especially the social sciences. To wit, the term 'racism' is in fact based on a dehumanizing paradigm. So, um, how does this shake out elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Mar 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Grammar Filter: [He is a "black" man] or [He is a black man]

Hello, I'm having some difficulty getting a conclusive answer to the question of which is more "proper" grammatically and in academia. When referring to "blacks" and "whites" in society, I used to write them without quotes until a professor corrected me. However, when I use quotes now, some people disagree. Could you all help me find the correct usage? Professors explanation inside... [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 10, 2013 - 54 answers

How Can Living in a Multiracial Household Affect an Adopted Child

I am of one race/ethnicity; my partner is of another. No kids. How will adopting a child from a third background impact him/her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 - 22 answers

Filipino != Asian in California?

Does anyone know the origin of why, in California schools, the state has a a separate ethnic classification of "Filipino" yet major ethnicities like Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are lumped into an "Asian" subgroup? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Oct 24, 2012 - 19 answers

Help with self-identification

Identity crisis filter: ethnicity edition. Did you grow up one ethnicity, and choose another later in life? Do you identify with one ethnicity over another, even though both are in your lineage? Did you deny your ethnicity throughout life, then later claim it? I need some help working through my ethnicity self-identification, also in the ways of culture appropriation. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Mar 8, 2012 - 20 answers

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background?

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Mar 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Asian Americans in Education

I'm trying to find some rather specific demographic information about Asian-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s and I'm not having much luck. Perhaps you could offer some assistance? [more inside]
posted by chara on Mar 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Legal to require race/ethnicity information of employees?

Is it legal for employers (specifically schools and government employees) to require race and ethnicity to be reported? It was my understanding that providing such information was always voluntary, but a friend who works for a high school just told me he was required to provide the information, and that if he didn't self report it, the school was required to report it based on what other employees thought. Is that legal? When did it become legal to require information that was previously required to be voluntary only?
posted by tonyx3 on Jan 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Lock it up

How, as a blondiepants white girl, can I successfully participate in discussions about Black hair? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Sep 21, 2010 - 40 answers

Terms for mixed race couples?

What are the most appropriate terms for referring to couples of mixed race/ethnicity? Multicultural? Mixed Race? Bicultural? Multiethnic? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jun 8, 2009 - 42 answers

More than just attracted to difference?

Seeking advice and shared experiences from other people who are not attracted to people from their same racial/ethnic/national identity. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Why are middle eastern people categorized as "white"?

Why do middle eastern people get lumped into the "white" category when asked to declare their ethnicity? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Jan 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Please help me understand the ethnic/racial origin of the Japanese.

Please help me understand the ethnic/racial origin of the Japanese. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Dec 6, 2008 - 10 answers

What else is in this invisible backpack?

I'm a straight, white, upper middle class male. I'm aware that this automatically means I generally have an easier time than people with a different sexuality/race/class/gender. That said, I'm probably unaware of what these benefits are. What does this 'privileged' status do for me that I don't even notice? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on May 29, 2008 - 80 answers

This is a very specific, and probably dumb quesiton, about John Bell

WHTZ Z100 filter: What ethnicity is John Bell of the radio station, Z100, in New York? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

The lady in the tutti frutti hat

Who are some iconic actors portraying races/ethnicities different from their actual heritage? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Aug 28, 2006 - 90 answers

Culture and begging in America - is there a connection?

More American urban sociology: I live in a city with a diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. How come the only people I ever see begging for spare change are either white or black? Why do I never see asians or hispanics begging? Is this a real cultural phenomenon, or am I just making false conclusions based on a too-small sample size? [more inside]
posted by kenoshakid on Apr 21, 2006 - 13 answers

The Soledad O'Brien Effect

Say that interethnic breeding has created a homogenous-looking mixed-race human species in the far-flung future. What kind of effect would this have on biodiversity? [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Apr 14, 2006 - 22 answers

Ethnicity and cellphone use

I've noticed many hispanic youths in my neighborhood making use of their cellphone's "walkie talkie" feature. I have seen only a handful blacks doing this, and no whites or asians. Also, I've noticed several whites using their cellphones in a "hands free" fashion, employing some sort of earpiece/microphone. However, I have seen no blacks, asians, or hispanics doing this. So my question - are these real trends, or false conclusions based on my limited experience?
posted by kenoshakid on Mar 13, 2006 - 24 answers

voices of colors?

why do different races/ethnicities sometimes have different timbres to their voices? [more inside]
posted by lord_wolf on Feb 22, 2006 - 41 answers

Out of Africa

EvolutionFilter: Regarding the out-of-africa theory and skin color. [mi] [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Dec 8, 2004 - 16 answers

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