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Dialogue: “Unpacking Race”

  The 2040 Initiative joins the Werner Institute, the School of Law, and other Creighton organizations in sponsoring a campus dialogue about race this Sunday, February 1. This dialogue was sparked by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Staten Island, and the Arc of the Moral Universe

Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “…the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Within the last two weeks, two separate grand juries in two separate jurisdictions have declined to indict in two separate incidents … Continue reading

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Race, Ethnicity, and American Collective Identity – Part 2

I mentioned in my last post that I’m wondering if a perception on the part of some that a deep-seated American collective identity is in jeopardy of disappearing is in some way behind the backlash against “the other” – and … Continue reading

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Race, Ethnicity, and American Collective Identity – Part 1

Dr. Rebecca Murray is the Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Creighton University: I’ve been thinking a lot about the shooting and riots in Ferguson (as we all have, I imagine) and I am so … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Missouri, and the White-Black Racial Divide

The White-Black racial divide in the U.S. was created before the nation declared its independence. Slavery was written into our Constitution. Given the deep historical grounding of race in this country, the divide can be thought of as part of … Continue reading

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