Recent studies have made the argument that race and racial identities are both social constructs. It has also been argued that for some, racial identity can shift with experience and time.
Cultural systems create genuine, authentic worlds that are experienced as real. If this reality comes into question, it can be certain that the constructed system is on the way to major transformation, major collapse or severe calamity.
What we find is that in the overall context of cultural interaction, cultural realities often are pitted against one another, with the resulting outcome by the power of the two groups. Under these cultural conditions, one group often experiences itself as objects of outsider observation, manipulation, and often are treated with contempt.
Based on a Groundbreaking Book
A workshop based on the groundbreaking book BLACK. which aims to achieve racial healing toward racial equity, and is designed to raise awareness of unconscious biases and inequities. This is a workshop series addressing the differences between the race construct and authentic cultural communities. Identity, economics, and spirituality are the three main areas of focus toward outcomes of increased self-efficacy.
George Middleton is a Mental Health Counselor who holds a B.A. from the School of Music at Indiana University, an M.S.M. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an M.S. in Human Services from Capella University.
Committed to the fields of Mental Health, Mentorship, and Youth, George Middleton has spent the last two decades in various positions, ranging from Student Life Counselor, Mentor, Music Instructor, and Mental Health Counselor. All have reinforced the importance and value an adult male’s role plays in child development.