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Post Racial

How Can I Protect My Son From Becoming Another Trayvon Martin?

Melanie Coffee | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

The verdict unites some communities and divides others. The main thought that I can't really shake loose is: How can I protect my son from being another Trayvon Martin?

Who You Know > What You Know

Randy Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Randy Miller

Whether our children understand it or not, they each take part in a process that actually classifies individuals in various categories at an early age: categories such as leaders, thinkers, workers, deviants and entertainers. This is what we all affectionately refer to as K-12 education in America.

Still Awaiting a Post-Racial America

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.07.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Until we, the people of this nation, unite as one and continue fighting for expanded equality for all of God's children so that they may in fact be free from persecution, discrimination and the shackles of inequality, a post-racial America will only be a comfort on the lips of those seeking to advance themselves.

Speaking About Race: Paula Deen and the Need for Racial Literacy

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Even if you don't use racial slurs and don't have a prejudiced bone in your body, speaking about race is not easy. It's time we did more to improve everyone's racial literacy.

The Pressure Not To Appear 'Too Black' (NEW BOOK)

Devon Carbado | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Devon Carbado

We judge African Americans based not only on whether we perceive them to be black but also on how black we perceive them to be.

Affirmative Action Headed for the Dustbin of History

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

Poor Abigail Fisher. She had her cake and wanted to eat it too. The Supreme Court appears ready to hand her a fork.


Darnell L. Moore | Posted 07.24.2012 | Black Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Whose bodies and lives will this grand social vision of a post-racial world benefit especially when considering the counter-investment in notions of "blackness" that post-racial propagandists seem to maintain?

Will Trayvon Martin Be A Watershed Moment in Race Relations? That Depends On You

Melanie Coffee | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

Now that George Zimmerman has been charged in Trayvon Martin's death, I am wondering what's next. I'm not talking about the next steps in the judicial process, I want to know what's next when it comes to America's relationship with race.

Being Brown in the 'Burbs: No Burnt Crosses, but a Few Cross Looks

Melanie Coffee | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I should have known by the look in his eyes. The middle-aged white man looked at my chocolate self, then to my light-skinned baby and back to me. "Excuse me," he said walking closer. "But is his father white or Asian?"

"Color Blindness" Is Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We must not and cannot dismiss these incidents as simply the actions of a few individuals, for racism and other forms of oppression exist on multiple levels. These incidents are symptoms of larger systemic national problems.

Hot From the Horse's Mouth: Is This What We're Really Thinking About?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

De Niro responds to Newt Gingrich's Response to De Niro's Words. Ann Coulter Defends De Niro Remark. These are typical headlines, the breaking news...

Key and Peele Bring Comedy Into the Future

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.13.2012 | Comedy
Trey Ellis

We've always been attacked by the closed-minded on both sides who refuse to understand that although the world itself is not yet "post-racial," popular culture has been so for years.

Is There Such A Thing As Post-Racial Music? | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Despite the success of blues-influenced bands such as Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, and The Black Keys, do you associate the blues with suburban wh...

Three Thoughts On Becoming Post-racial

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

On this, the 2012 remembrance of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let me just offer three very random thoughts on the "post-racial" question.

Living in a Post-Racial Society

Omar Tyree | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Omar Tyree

Does race even matter in American society anymore? Of course it does. But as far as the American youth are concerned, my son included, race doesn't matter anymore, or not as much.

Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

A few hours before the rally, the general manager of a Hampton Inn kicked me out of his hotel. Walking into a hotel for a business meeting is such a common occurrence it never dawned on me to be on guard.

Is America Post-Racial? Or Just Forgetful?

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

It seems that the rush to declare the Obama presidency the harbinger of a "post-racial America" has coincided with a concurrent rush to forget what was once widely known about racism.

Obama's Achilles Heel: He's Not African-American

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

African Americans' expectation was that Obama would display some of the steeliness so overtly recognizable in the African American persona. But President Obama's perspective is international, not African American.

Post Racial What? Codes, Language & a New Paradigm

John A. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John A. Powell

The White House and many liberal pundits have been trapped by the false either/or paradigm that refuses to accept the new racial order. The net result is that they cave to the right-wings' insistence that to notice race is itself racist.

Post-Racial America:

Elon James White | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elon James White

In a country that's supposedly so past race, it's quite amusing to watch folks completely trip over it.

Welcome to Obamistan! Land Without Racism

damali ayo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
damali ayo

Are you going to take responsibility for creating the change you voted for, or will you sit back and throw stones at the guy in office, even if you campaigned for him?

It's Still All About Race

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Kagan, as is well known by now, clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court's first African-American. Apparently, there is no statute of limitations on the kind of attacks Marshall endured in life.

It's Time for the Media to Integrate the Race Beat

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

Whatever the initial rationale behind "mainstream media" leaving white people out of the race beat, recent events argue that it's time to reexamine that decision.

In America: How to Get Beyond Hate

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Anyone who thought the inauguration of Barack Obama as president heralded the end of racism in America, should look no further than the tea party rallies held last weekend.

Redefining "Racist" in the Rather Complicated Age of Obama

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I would agree with Mr. Rather on one point he attempted to make in defense of himself. I do think that the media is complicit in getting the story of race in the Age of Obama wrong.