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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.