Historian Robin Kelley stated, “Race was never just a matter of how you look, it’s about how people assign meaning to how you look” (Herbes-Sommers, 2003). Considering what you learned from the Social Implications of Race video clip, Chapter 3 in your textbook, and your own experiences, answer the following questions:

  • What do you think is meant by the term racial smog?
  • How do racial categories shape our identities and social status?