Dear Friends of Race Inquiry :

ronald sheehyRace Inquiry (RI) was launched in 2015 to distribute high quality articles on the subject of race. This past year, we have met that challenge. Our goal is to continue to provide twice weekly links to articles from major news sources which provide in-depth analysis and unique perspectives, as well as to publish articles which originate with us. Our Favorite Book/Video section will continue to offer information on interesting books and videos on race.

We need your help in order to expand our readership,  therefore please share this post and/or internet address,, with your friends. In addition, you should register on the site to receive frequent updates.

In 2016 we will add a section, Collegiate Voices, which will feature the concerns and opinions of our collegiate community on the subject of race. Dr. Leah Creque-Harris, Director of the Honors Program and Chair of English, Morehouse College, will edit this page. We will also launch a podcast, which will include interviews and dialog with some of the leading writers and thinkers, as well as “everyday people,” on the subject of race. You will want to bookmark RI to stay abreast of these developments.

2016 promises to be a pivotal year in race relations for our nation. Therefore, it is our responsibility to stay informed and educated about the issues of the day.

Ronald John Sheehy, Editor

7 Comments on "Dear Friends of Race Inquiry :"

  1. Keep up the good work. I find it to be a valuable and timely perspective.

  2. Jacqueline Hubbard | December 31, 2015 at 3:33 PM |

    Thanks for the good work!

  3. Dorothy Cowser Yancy | December 31, 2015 at 5:03 PM |

    Thanks for “Race Inquiry”. Dcyancy

  4. Please don’t take this as sarcastic because I assure you I am sincere.
    I don’t know what my race is.

    How do I find out?
    You see, it thought I was a member of the one human race. But apparently there are many human races here on earth. I see many different skin colors, cultures, societies, but I never knew that these constituted races.

    Can you assist here? How do I find out what race I am?

    • Ronald J. Sheehy | March 31, 2016 at 1:54 PM |

      Dear friend, get a DNA analysis.

      • “Several companies now claim that for as little as $100 and a swab of the inner cheek, they can reveal a person’s family tree and ancestral homeland. But more than a dozen scientists from various backgrounds say such “recreational genetics” or “vanity tests” have significant scientific limitations and rely on misconceptions about race and genetics.

        “If a test-taker is just interested in finding out where there are some people in the world that share the same DNA as them, then these tests can certainly tell them that,” said Deborah Bolnick of the University of Texas in Austin. “But they’re not going to tell you every place or every group in the world where people share your DNA. Nor will they necessarily be able to tell you exactly where your ancestors lived or [what race or social group] they identified with.”

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