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The Art of Passing

Sidney Chase | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

She looks up at me with a sudden glare, her posture demonizing me as she slowly steps back. She clutches her handbag tighter, yanking the cart away from me. I had never been met with such disdain for what seemed to be no literal reason. It chilled me to the bone.

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.

Nelson Mandela: The Greatest Spiritual Leader of Our Time

Lorna Byrne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Nelson Mandela is the greatest spiritual leader of our time. He always listened to God and did everything God asked him. He has been able to change the world because of his deep belief and trust in God. This level of faith is exceedingly rare.

The Last Show: Capital Steez

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

From the crowd's perspective, Capital Steez was on top of the world. So it's hard to make sense of what happened just 34 days after that night in November at SOB's. How could a 19-year-old promising star suddenly die?

Elizabeth Warren and the Politics of Racial Passing

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices
Marcia Dawkins

When the votes are counted this November, Elizabeth Warren's racial identity will be less significant than the fact that questions about her identity persist as means of disqualification. Such questions demonstrate the ongoing problems of racial identification in the twenty-first century.

The Accidental Caucasian

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

I found myself relating to the fraught situations that they experienced, particularly in regard to racial passing. You see, I have been passing for white. I know what you are thinking: How is a brown-skinned black woman with an afro passing for white?

TIME to Think in Full Color About Race & Ethnicity

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Marcia Dawkins

Although the press often talks about Latinos as if they are only a race, we must understand that in the US they constitute an ethnicity that also identifies in racial terms.

Goodbye to the Nice Guy With the Crazy Eyes

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at1.19.20PM.jpg A garrulous performer, Vic Dunlop was one of a small collection of satchel-toting prop comics who tended to use his powers for good

The Powers and Problems of Passing as a Boy

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia Dawkins

Less traditional acts of passing are about much more than mere disguise. They are about reopening a space to understand how identities are constructed within specific situations.

Barack Hussein Obama: Born To Be Hurt?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Henry Adams