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White Privilege: The Reason I Can Be Angered by Police Violence Instead of Terrified

Benjamin Powers | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Powers

I can be scared at the idea of a racist system that perpetuates violence against minority communities, but I cannot be scared of the very real consequences of this system on a personal level. I am not the one that will be harassed, beaten or shot.

Macklemore's 'White Privilege II': Roles for White People in Black Lives Matter

Brandon Kneefel | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Kneefel

Macklemore's song may have found a distinct tune in the race relations conversation and may be an engaged answer to, "what should white people do or not in response to racism?" Macklemore's song is relevant, sure, but is it necessary?

Repealing Obamacare Would Hurt the Disadvantaged and the GOP

Algernon Austin | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Algernon Austin

Obamacare has led to an historic increase in health insurance coverage for low- and moderate-income Americans. Republican plans for health insurance reform will likely cover fewer people, provide fewer benefits to low-income individuals, and possibly increase the federal deficit.

Students Of Color Aren't Getting The Mental Health Help They Need In College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.14.2016 | College

New research shows that students of color are far less likely to ask for help when they're stressed or facing other mental health concerns -- and two...

Embracing the Other and Loving Our Neighbors

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Growing up in a Korean immigrant family was not easy. Our family immigrated to Canada when I was five years old. We were all faced with many diffi...

6 for 2016

Janet Arelis Quezada | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Arelis Quezada

In 2016 I challenge media producers to take the time to tell a fuller complex story -- that means less stereotyped stories, because in 2016 as a media consumer I plan not to digest any more one dimensional stories.

Asian Americans as People of Color and Activists for Safe Spaces

Esther Suh | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Esther Suh

Because the racism that Asian Americans experience is different or not as publicized as that of black and Hispanic communities, many Asian Americans grow up thinking that their stories do not have a place in our country's history of racism and discrimination.

Why Brown University's $100 Million Plan to Improve Race Relations Falls Short

Joel Simundich | Posted 11.26.2015 | College
Joel Simundich

As a coalition of concerned graduate students of color and those in solidarity at Brown University, we come together to articulate our vision for a more equitable, responsible, and inclusive university.

Gay Men and Racial Preference

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Some say it's a "preference" while others contend it's just another racist smoke screen for white gay men to hide behind.

Half Of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect To Live Through Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

The average life expectancy of Americans is about 79 years old, but many young people of color who live in the U.S. aren't certain they'll live past 3...

As People Of Color Formerly Employed By Mizzou, We Demand Change

Bryana H. French, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices
Bryana H. French, Ph.D.

Racial microaggressions are rampant. Faculty and students report feeling tokenized, encountering hostile stares, and their intelligence doubted. While the President and Chancellor's resignations are a small start, it will take much more for institutional change to follow.

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Fortune | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices

 Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with Essence and People en Español to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority...

Donald Trump's Plan to Make America White Again

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 11.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked to speculate about his political future. ''I have no idea,'' he stated. ''But I'm here now. And it's beautiful." But "beautiful" is not the word most people of color would use to describe the climate that Trump has created.

Why the GOP Is Going to Lose the Asian American Vote Again... And Why It Matters

Kumar Rao | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Kumar Rao

That Asian Americans voted in higher numbers for the Democratic Party in 2012 than any other point in history should have sounded a major alarm to Republican candidates.

33 Hilarious Questions White People Have For Other White People

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

Though we're still waiting on the answers to the "24 Questions Black People Have For White People," BuzzFeed rounded up some quest...

New Program Seeks To Make Democrats' Campaigns As Diverse As Their Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Though Democrats depend on people of color to win elections, the makeup of the party’s campaign teams often doesn’t reflect the diversity...

Satirical Video Highlights How White And Male Dominated Hollywood Truly Is

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Black Voices

These days, it's easier than ever to make a blockbuster film, according to filmmaker Patrick Willems. That is, if you're a white male. ...

What People Really Hear When You Ask To Touch Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Men and women with natural hair hear some pretty offensive comments sometimes. These remarks can be unwarranted and often come in the form o...

People Of Color Can Finally Wear Bandages That Match Their Skin

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Toby Meisenheimer said he didn’t think twice when he reached for a Band-Aid after his four-year-old son, Kai, got a cut on his forehead in 2013...

White Men Like Matt Damon Know All There Is to Know About Diversity

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

Let's just all take a moment and give a round of applause to all the white men who benevolently offer their wise counsel to women and people of color on matters of diversity.

5 Ways Non-Black PoC Can Help Communities of Color

Sidney Chase | Posted 08.15.2015 | Black Voices
Sidney Chase

Yes, being awake to systematic racism is a constant discomfort, but living it is something most of us could never even imagine. So honestly, being aware is like the LEAST we can do.

I Am Not Sandra Bland

Pegah Maleki | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Pegah Maleki

I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

Diversity As A Business Imperative? I Think Not.

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

There is a major fallacy in corporate America today. A dangerous one. One I've heard...sadly, I can't even count the number of times I've heard it.