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Ujima Dialogues | Unapologetically Black: Understanding and Addressing the Social Construct of Race
July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women
in the Black Community Presents:
Unapologetically Black: Understanding and Addressing
the Social Construct of Race
*NEW DATE* Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST)
Register Today: http://bit.ly/UjimaWebinar3
Over time the definition of the various races has morphed depending on common language, national affiliation, and physical traits. However, now through the mapping of the human genome project, science has proven that there is only one race and that is the human race. All homo sapiens are of “one blood.” Racial categories have no scientific or anthropological basis. Despite this discovery and phenomenon, race is still being used to classify, separate, and divide the human population.
Today, race is recognized as a complex, artificial social construct that was created in our society to justify inequality, superiority, and colonization. This racial scheme has provided the foundation on which to discriminate, marginalize, and disenfranchise communities that are not identified as White or Caucasian with European ancestry. Black people of African descent historically have been and are still one of the primary targets of explicit and implicit bias that has resulted in institutionalized racism.
Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community focuses its work on addressing the fundamental impact of the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity on societal norms, values and attitudes that support or fail to support equity and justice for diverse Black women, their families, and their communities. Only with this direct and specific advocacy can there be an appropriate response to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual and community violence.