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Racing into the future

john a. powell, director, Othering & Belonging Institute | January 2, 2016

“Identity” — Dictionary.com’s “Word of the Year” — was undoubtedly one of the most popular topics of 2015. As what has been called “the year of identity” draws to a close, issues of race remain at the forefront of our nation’s consciousness and reality when it comes to identity. In the past few weeks alone we’ve … Continue reading »

Does White identity predict positive or negative attitudes towards diversity?

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, professor of psychology | March 6, 2012

In recent years, research on White identity has gained traction in the psychological literature, as researchers and clinicians have grown to realize that this group also struggles with questions such as, “what does it mean to be White in my culture,” and “what does being White mean to me?” One of the most interesting– and … Continue reading »