On Liberating Transformation and Antiracism: Interview (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part interview done earlier this year by friend and antiracism colleague, Toi Scott, on key concepts and principles of consciousness-in-action and liberating transformation that inform our antiracism education and organizing work. prepared for Toi’s Herbal Freedom School Program. I also talk about antiracism and liberation work in Puerto Rico. Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

On Liberating Transformation and Antiracism: Interview (Part 1)

Earlier this year, friend and antiracism colleague, Toi Scott, asked me to share some of the key concepts and principles of consciousness-in-action and liberating transformation that inform our antiracism education and organizing work. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview prepared for Toi’s Herbal Freedom School Program. Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

Racial Assimilation of Latinos through Race Policy

by Raúl Quiñones Rosado, Ph.D. Latinos and Race Policy in the US (Part Three) The racial assimilation of People of Color has always been a concern in efforts to end racial oppression, to mitigate its negative impacts, and to create racial equity in US society. In contrast to integration, a group’s process of gaining admission into and occupying a legitimate place within society while maintaining their own group identity, assimilation is the process by which People of Color psychologically internalize patterns of thought and behavior of white culture while largely replacing their own cultural and racial identity. In a racist...

Racializing and Re-racializing Latinos

by Raul Quiñones-Rosado, Ph.D. Latinos and Race Policy in the US (Part Two) Until very recently, Latinos have been the fastest growing segment of the US population and, at over 53 million people, they now comprise the country’s largest so-called “minority” group. What may not be commonly known, except to US Commerce Department demographers and planners in both public and private sectors, is that Latinos are an economic force with purchasing power of over $1 trillion annually. Latinos are, and have always been, a vital part of the US labor force, as well as of the US military. Of particular...

Reframing Latino Identity for the 21st Century

by Raúl Quiñones Rosado, Ph.D. Latinos and Race Policy in the US (Part One) In my social justice education and antiracism organizing work, it’s quite a task to get people, whether in education, human services, law enforcement, the judicial system, religion, philanthropy, non-profits or government, to examine how they think about race and racism or to explore the powerful personal feelings and challenging social behaviors these ideas generate. It’s harder still to get these community and institutional leaders, policy makers and enforcers to consider how racism — race prejudice plus institutional power, or as journalist Bill Moyers more poignantly declares,...