That's what you said, right? That the discussion of structural racism made you uncomfortable? That you felt the classroom was hostile? That you didn't like that "we have to talk about this all the time"? I have a simple question for you: how do you think people of color feel?
Travel makes people better people. When you learn more about the world and the people in it, push your boundaries, and try new things, you become a more open, outgoing, and awesome person.
I was honored to be the first American President to welcome Mr. Mandela to the White House. It remains a genuine highlight from those four years I was privileged to hold that high office.
You deserve to be paid for your time and duties during your internship. It's time to fight the outdated idea that "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" and working for free will get you ahead in your career.
On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark dead.
When it comes to our relationships, money is not the issue many people believe it is. Money, that little green piece of paper in your wallet, in and of itself, is powerless. It's actually what the money represents to two different individuals that can be problematic, as well as their communication or lack thereof around the topic.
In other words, from a white persons point of view, reparations for the 346 years of chattel slavery and near-slavery like conditions of Jim Crow racism involves a call for black Americans "to do for themselves." Black folk need to get their moral house in order.
As teenagers trying to figure out who we are, we naturally experiment with different ways to express ourselves. To be forced to manipulate our hair in a way that doesn't represent us just isn't fair.
There are certain years, concretized within our collective memory, noted for the multiplicity of tragedies encountered over the duration of its days. For African Americans, 2013 possesses all the painful markings of such a year.
Faniel paints a detailed, nuanced and colorful account of the movers and shakers, as well as the seminal moments in the development and evolution of Houston's hip-hop scene and culture. I spoke with Mr. Faniel about the intersection of hip-hop and homophobia.
I watched the film and I experienced every emotion I anticipated, often times with indescribable intensities. I was angry. I was woeful. I was resentful and much more. But after the final credit rolled I felt another sentiment that I had not expected.
Common Core is forcing us to realize that education reform isn't just needed to transform our urban schools -- it's desperately needed across the United States.
Most of the kids that the Hetrick-Martin Institute served were kids of color. We black, Puerto Rican, Asian, Indian and biracial kids were finding a way out of no way, creating impromptu families because our real families hated us or no longer claimed us as their own.
I had a chance to chat with Stacey and David about how they started working together for the Kindness Project, the inspiration behind the project and of course, David's one of a kind beaded red suit.
Current college students lack the knowledge foundation to deal with the reality of racism. This has been made evident by a recent incident at Lehigh University.
4. The "Strong Black Woman" does not exist. As far as I am concerned, being strong for the sake of being strong is for the birds. No black woman is made of brick and no black woman will always have it all together.
World AIDS Day, at the beginning of every December, is a reminder for Christians across the world who mark this same time as Advent -- when we await a child who will save us. This year, and every year, we must be the people of faith who save the children all across the world.
With culture comes a sense of identity, a sense of self, and when our culture is stolen from us, there is this deep sense of loss. This is the very reason why cultural appropriation is grossly discriminatory and grossly wrong.