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Acting White

The Authentic Blackness Debate Still Rears It Opinionated Head

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Speaking closer to home, I wonder if someone like myself who likes to listen to Peter Frampton, Band of Horses, One Republic and Irish music is in the "danger zone" of losing one's authentic blackness. Perhaps, it might be best for me to shout from the mountaintops that I love love gospel music.

Racism Over Rice and Beans

Viviana Leo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Viviana Leo

We all know about rich white people, suburban middle-class white people, trailer-park white people, but we've been shown -- almost without exception -- only ghetto Latin people.

The Pressure Not To Appear 'Too Black' (NEW BOOK)

Devon Carbado | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Devon Carbado

We judge African Americans based not only on whether we perceive them to be black but also on how black we perceive them to be.

Finding New Definitions of Black and White

Maura Cheeks | Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices
Maura Cheeks

In school, the lines were clearly drawn -- it was black and white. With what I wore, what I looked like and the fact that I had more white friends than black ones, I was straying too far from what it meant to "act black."