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Internalized Racism

How I Learned to Be Proud of Having Mexican Immigrant Parents

Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

While I will never forgive myself for not giving my parents credit for motivating me to pursue higher education, growing up in a society where brown people are scapegoats for America's failures, it makes sense that I would feel embarrassed about my Mexican roots and working-class background.

Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

The Anti-Semite Inside You

Ariel Chesler | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Ariel Chesler

I suggest that in the same way we talk about internalized sexism and racism and homophobia we must talk about internalized anti-Semitism.

The Image Gap: The Price Many of 'Us' Pay for Growing Up Different

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

We're kings, queens, merchants. Immerse your child in their history. Only the truth of who they really are can fill the very image gap we strive so hard to prevent in the first place. Set them free.

"I Don't Normally Date Dark-Skin Men": Colorism in the Black Gay Community

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

Should I be pleased that I am the exception to your rule, driven undoubtedly by self-loathing?

Does Racism Accelerate Aging?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

The authors evidently began with the notion that racism makes people old and were determined to extract that conclusion from their results. That requires a certain flair for creative obfuscation.

Affirmative Action for School Discipline?

Michaela Pommells | Posted 01.07.2013 | Black Voices
Michaela Pommells

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election will determine the federal education mandate but the true measure will be whether America can successfully close the racial disparities facing U.S. schools.

Reflections On Self-Hatred And Relationships

Wade Davis II | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wade Davis II

After my last Huffington Post piece, "Black, Gay, and Suspicious?" I received several humbling requests from people who wanted to read a follow-up elaborating more on the subject of my internalized racism and the way it had potentially shaped my dating choices.