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No Preferred Racial Term Among Most Black, Hispanic Adults

SOCIAL & POLICY ISSUES AUGUST 4, 2021


From Carlos: As those familiar with my views on social identity labels know, I find the convention of identifying people as members of human subgroups that have no empirical basis and instead are rooted in efforts to divide and subjugate to be very problematic.


This article from Gallup reminds us that social identity labels are far from objective or stable or embraced by those to whom a given label is applied. Movement away from the practice of imposing false constructs that reinforce false divisions and associated conflict and towards recognizing that people have been and continue to be adversely or advantageously racialized (versus being members of races) will, I expect and hope, continue to grow.


Gallup article here.

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