Rachel Dolezal: ‘Negra Frustrada’ (Frustrated Black Woman)

Race is a social construction. We have heard that phrase over and over again to the point that it has become a bit hackneyed. When I teach my sociology students, I tell them, “Sociologists study what people do together: we create families, schools, economic systems.” All of these things are social constructions that are produced, … Read more of Rachel Dolezal: ‘Negra Frustrada’ (Frustrated Black Woman)

“Loving Black Men (Adorar Negão): Brazilian White Wives of Black Men”

The plus-sized supermodel, Tess Holliday, told The Guardian newspaper, “Black men love me.” This sparked an online firestorm, leading her to issue an apology and try to offer more context to her statement. Holliday’s comments reminded me of comments that I frequently heard in Brazil while doing qualitative research on black-white couples. I am currently … Read more of “Loving Black Men (Adorar Negão): Brazilian White Wives of Black Men”