Slavery and Modern Black Poverty

Sometimes, slavery is offered as an explanation for African American poverty rates. At first glance, this seems like a absurd explanation since without slavery African Americans would simply be Africans, and would no doubt be poorer than they currently are. Of course, people who say that slavery explains Black poverty do not mean "explanation" in … Continue reading Slavery and Modern Black Poverty


Sources for Pakman Video

Sources for a video. The Concept of Race   Remsen (2010)   Citation Predictor Grouping Accuracy Bamshad et al. (2004) Genes C.A. 99% Allocco et al. (2007) Genes C.A. 95% Tang et al. (2005) Genes SIRE 99% Guo et al. (2015) Genes SIRE 99% Guo et al. (2015) Genes SIRE 99% Lao et al. (2010) … Continue reading Sources for Pakman Video

“Lived Experience” is Not Evidence

When discussing the prevalence of discrimination, those calming that discrimination is rampant sometimes appeal to their "lived experience" as evidence for their view. Moreover, if statistical evidence is marshaled which suggests that discrimination is not prevalent, some people will take offense and claim that you are invalidating their lived experience. Traditionally, this kind of thinking … Continue reading “Lived Experience” is Not Evidence