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Race and Identity Final
Terms in this set (19)
The combination of ways in which each of us is...like all others, like some others, and like no other.
Source: Kluckohn and Murray, 1948
Class Working Definition of Diversity
Race, gender, Age, Sexual Identity, Disability, Social, Appearance, language
Ways people are diverse
"Art not only provides genuine insight into a particular cultural experience, but also expresses the universal truths of our shared genealogy."
Respond Reflect Research Revisit
Getting Started Approach
Visual Inventory, Documentation, Associations, Interpretation
4-Level Visual Inventory
Percieved by a group as not belonging, different in a fundamental way, few or no legal rights, minority
The Other in American History and Culture
Invented race category
"Caucasian" - makes five
'races': Caucasian: the white race / Mongolian: the yellow race / Malayan: the brown race / Ethiopian: the black race / American (i.e., Native American): the red
Blumenbach naming of races
"The end of racism will be possible only after we find a way to see whiteness, to name it in order to examine it."
"To speak of whiteness is to assign everyone a place in the relations of racism."
A set of advantages and/or immunities that white people benefit from on a daily basis beyond those common to all others. Can exist without white people's conscious knowledge of its presence and it helps to maintain the racial hierarchy in this country.
"Being white means never having to think about it."
Black Panther "Revolutionary Artist" artist who made art to provoke social consciousness and social change. Illustrated the party's goals and publicized events and these goals. He was to illustrate
conditions that made
revolution a reasonable
response and to construct a
visual mythology of power
for people who felt
powerless and victimized.
the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.
SYNCRETISM - ("syncretic mix")
All of us have a story to tell, and understanding and empathy are increased when we share our stories."
"Sexual and cultural practices that defy the norm, and that build community around an idea of difference rather than assimilation."
ichard Meyer, Professor in Art History at Stanford
--the aesthetic reflection of the Black Power Movement
--An American literary movement to held social engagement as an essential
element of its aesthetic
--Supported the need for self-representation in the liberation process
--Define an independent, unassimilated identity for African Americans
through the vehicle of culture
Black Arts Movement
National Conference of Black Power (1968)
The Black Panther Conference (1970)
First ordination of women in the Episcopal Church (1974)
Civil Rights at the Church of the Advocate
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