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Is It Racist to Seek White Votes?

Ian Haney López | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Haney López

Is there something wrong with urging Democrats to pursue white voters? There's no difference between this and the GOP's strategizing to win more Latino voters. The danger with urging greater Democratic efforts to enlist white voters is that it comes in a context in which that party already has a long history of seeking white support.

Seeing In Color

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

"Well... I don't really know what to tell you, Aryanna," my sister mumbled. I didn't blame her -- this was the umpteenth time we'd had an exasperated conversation about race, so there's nothing new to say.

Why Celebrities' Racist Rants Don't Matter So Much

Alyssa Lyons | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Alyssa Lyons

We're outraged about blatant acts of racism, but we're OK with institutionalized racism that prevents people of color from obtaining jobs, quality education, and employment. We consistently roll back policy aimed at redressing historical injustices. And that, my friends, is the worst kind of racism.

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

A Broader, Bolder Approach Can Alleviate Race-Based Impediments to School Success

Elaine Weiss | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When it comes to neighborhood and school inequality, the federal government has always had a short attention span.

Richard Sherman and the Fantasy of a Color-blind Society

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

Yes, white athletes get criticized for their conduct. But they do not, as a group, they face the degree of scrutiny, the constraints and the baggage that accrue, in general, to black athletes. Because, in truth, they don't really get evaluated as a group at all.

The Fallacy of the Colorblind Narrative in Voting Rights

Sahar Aziz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

Decades after passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, so much has changed. And yet, so much remains the same.

What Kind Of Colorblind Are You?

Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts

In 1917 Dr. Shinobu Ishihara invented the Ishihara Color Perception Test, a way to decipher not just if you are colorblind but what kind of colorblind...

Is Colorblindness Really the Answer?

Inesha Premaratne | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Inesha Premaratne

Progress for this generation is less rooted in blindness to individuality -- race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs -- than in acceptance of it.

Meat Treat Study Offers New View Of How Dogs See The World

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

How do dogs see the world? A lot more colorfully than you might have imagined, new research suggests. Scientists have long known that dogs' eyes ar...

Who You Know > What You Know

Randy Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Randy Miller

Whether our children understand it or not, they each take part in a process that actually classifies individuals in various categories at an early age: categories such as leaders, thinkers, workers, deviants and entertainers. This is what we all affectionately refer to as K-12 education in America.

Blind Scientist Explains How Sightless 'See' Reality

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 10/03/2012 12:31 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Paul Gabias has never seen a table. He was born prematurely an...

The Week In Art

Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts

This week on the Arts page, we shared some of our favorite LGBT artists, watched a man make "Starry Night" out of over 7,000 dominoes and heard Leonar...

'Super Vision' Really Exists In Some People, Research Suggests

Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

The world is a colorful place, and scientists suspect that it's a lot more colorful for some people than for others. Preliminary research suggests tha...

How Well Can You See Color?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

Could you be colorblind without even knowing it? While one out of 255 ladies suffer from mild colorblindness, a whopping one in 12 men can't tell the ...

Teens Create Award-Winning Documentary On Race Relations, Tolerance

Webster Groves Patch | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact

Seeing firsthand the places they’d read about in history class made the civil rights struggle come alive for three Webster Groves students. Now H...

A Lesson on Our Colorblind Society

Randy Miller | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Randy Miller

Rather than relegating people of different ethnicities to a month in the calendar, educators ought to ensure that their curriculum is not colorblind.

Drunk Man Blames 'Colorblind' Horse For Running Red Light: Cops

Posted 10.09.2011 | Weird News

A drunken man accused of running a red light in a horse and carriage tried to pin the blame on his pony, according to police. John Mulvenna, of Eng...

Pretending Not to Notice Race

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Sam Sommers

Have you ever had a conversation like the fictional one above, in which the person you're talking to (or maybe you yourself) hesitated before using race to describe someone? Or maybe avoided mentioning race altogether?

Should Terry Gross Go The Way of Juan Williams?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Let's begin with the premise that no people, culture, religious, racial or ethnic group is by definition immoral. Not acknowledging this, at the core,...

King's Dream: What He Believed We Needed to Do to Achieve It

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

America has made tremendous strides since Dr. King shared his dream with us. Yet his colorblind society remains elusive. To make it a reality, we need to take seriously what he said we needed to do to achieve it.

Hillary Clinton Isn't The Only Democratic Presidential Candidate In Denial

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Colorblind? Post-racial? Isn't it clear that's all so much bullshit. We are all animals prone to prejudice. The price of continued denial among the Obama camp could be the election.