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Starbucks, Race And Why Some Think It's OK To Ask If My Wife Is The Nanny

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Imagine getting the double take from someone wondering if my wife is the spouse or the nanny. Yes, people have asked her. On the bus. In the park. "Oh, are you the nanny?"

How My Black Mother Made Me Love Chicago

Sarah Enelow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Sarah Enelow

I finally understood how difficult it was for Mama to go from glittering Chicago down to middle-of-nowhere Texas, like part of her had been sold down the river. And suddenly, Chicago in my mind became a beacon of happiness.

Beverly Hills Mansion With a Candy Room: An Intercultural Perspective

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cosmin Gheorghe

Minecraft creator beats out Beyoncé for $70M Beverly Hills mansion http://t.co/wIsi6W4Tvg via @mashable— Cosmin Gheorghe (@CulturesWise) Januar...

Remembering Jacintha Saldanha on the Second Anniversary of Her Suicide

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 02.01.2015 | Media
Nancy Graham Holm

Jacintha was the 46-year-old, mother-of-two who worked at King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes in London, England; a hardworking, devoted nurse; the particular nurse that just happened to answer the telephone on December 4, 2012.

Dear White People Frames Race as Dichotomous, While Asian Americans Play Critical Role in Racial Progress

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Sahra Vang Nguyen

When the film culminates in the racist incident of the campus blackface party, I watched in solidarity while reflecting on similar racist events where students threw "Asian-themed" parties and dressed up in Asian stereotypes. It was absolutely enraging; together, black and Asian-American communities could align on the side of anti-racism.

What Goes Wrong When We Don't Talk About Race

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books

Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, has taken on some massive subjects in his latest book: race, and the...

The Umbrella Movement Belongs to Everyone Who Calls Hong Kong Home

Aneri Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Aneri Shah

The ongoing pro-democracy protests mark a new era for Hong Kong, one where locals, expatriates and those of us in between are uniting to fight for a greater cause.

At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.

Sex, Love and Fist Pounds

Lucas Spangher | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Lucas Spangher

The more I thought about it, the more upset I got. Of course it wasn't her responsibility to give me a break; I was the guest in her culture. One of the many reasons I embarked on this voyage was to learn cultural sensitivity, not demand it from others.

A Little Help From Saraswati

Alissa Stern | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
Alissa Stern

On the day of the Jewish New Year, the President of Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population, visited Washington, DC and spoke out for religious tolerance.

Don't Blame Multiculturalism or Islam for ISIL and Terrorism

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Yes, religious extremism within Islam is a serious issue that motivates terrorist groups to commit atrocities, but a plethora of more relevant reasons explain why ISIL has rampaged throughout Syria and Iraq.

Wrestling With Race on Rosh Hashanah

Diane Tobin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Diane Tobin

As we head into the Jewish New Year, we take with us the challenges of an eventful summer punctuated by racial unrest. The death of Michael Brown, like that of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin before him, are tragedies that jolt us out of complacency.

A Reminder that America Is Not Colorblind, But It Can Be

Niyah White | Posted 11.09.2014 | Black Voices
Niyah White

We grasp tightly onto our dirty, old habits of prejudice by focusing on the surface issues of race, when instead I believe the world is much more dynamic and simplified if we infuse a larger dose of humanity back into it.

Learning Los Angeles: Lula Washington, Building Cultural Identity Through Dance

Cathy Weiss | Posted 11.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Lula Washington, the co-founder of this modern dance company, is a serious woman. She has a commitment to her community and has fought to create this place to dance. She expects the highest level of integrity and hard work, and she gets it from her students.

To Fight ISIS, the West Must Do More to Integrate Potentially Alienated Muslims

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

When it comes to ethnic and national identities, it's not either/or that we need, but rather the both/and of democratic pluralism.

'Contains Nudity': Culturally Biased Stand-Up Comedy

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Cosmin Gheorghe

Is it possible, I ask myself every year, is it possible that for 14 years in a row, the people of San Francisco are not getting tired (or nauseous, or insane, or whatever) of hosting these three shows?

Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

Opening Doors of Dialogue, Closing Tunnels of Revenge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We have different options, but not to lose our humanity and our hope for the future, the future that we all have in our minds and hearts, of safety and security for all, we only have one resolution and one way forward: harder, but essential: peace.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers)

Gregory Michie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Gregory Michie

To say that a teacher's race is of no importance -- especially in schools where most of the kids are black or Latino -- is to pretend that education in the U.S. exists in a post-racial dreamworld.

Mixing Colors

Anjali Enjeti | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Anjali Enjeti

When we are finished, when empty tubes scatter on the pavement and upturned buckets congregate near the swing-set, I find I'm in no rush to change out of my clothes. Instead, I settle on a step, face the bright blue sky, inhale the spirit of the celebration, and let the colors seep in.

Burqah Ban, Multiculturalism and Secularism

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

As the globe becomes more cosmopolitan, it becomes even more important to get our balance right. And a correct balance is what underpins liberal secularism.

The Republican Party Can Learn from al-Maliki's Mistakes

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Best Companies for Multicultural Women Create Equal Playing Field For All Women

Carol Evans | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Carol Evans

White women earn 78 cents to every dollar white men make, but African American women earn 64 cents and Latinas earn 53 cents. Only Asian women do better, earning 87 cents. Unconscious bias?