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U.S. Multiculturalism or Cultural Assimilation?

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
A. B. Wilkinson

In 2015 multiculturalism should be openly embraced in the United States, a country where many pride themselves on having the freedom to be who they are without persecution. Instead, there are many who still advocate intolerance, including several presidential candidates.

Becoming Un-American: Political Othering and Proving Carson Wrong

Attiya Latif | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Attiya Latif

I'm going to pursue my dreams in the hopes that some day soon, the world will not second-guess, doubt, or make judgments on my identity. I am going to own my complexity, my love of America, and my love of the religion that has been a guiding buoyancy in the toughest of times.

For the Ahmeds I Know

Tina Karkera | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Tina Karkera

keep thinking about all the Ahmeds I know, from various backgrounds, religions and ethnicities. The young boys in my family and in my community. This could have been someone I know, someone I love.

Racism Against Asians And Asian Americans Is Prejudice You Can Still Get Away With

Miraj U. Desai | Posted 09.23.2015 | Hawaii
Miraj U. Desai

It was as if yoga was invented on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, right next to a Starbucks, neatly packaged for your consumption.


Francesca Milliken | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

I started cross-posting my writing on The Huffington Post Blog last November, but for the first several months no one commented on any of my pieces. ...

Bigotry and Repression in 'Religious' Guise

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.

Sorry Bratton, You Can’t Say Race Has Nothing To Do With This

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has expressed unambiguous concern since news broke of some of his cops wrongfully slamming former tennis star Jam...

Racism Is Not Isolated

Kate Kenski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Kate Kenski

Racism happens more than many people realize. When we are not the individuals directly targeted, we may not recognize it. But racism happens in our own backyards.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Why Do Republicans Hate Foreigners?

Cody Cain | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Foreigners are simply human beings, just like us. Just like everyone. The only difference with foreigners is that they just so happened to have been born in a location different from us. That's all. So why would one human being hate another human being?

Anti-Jewish Oppression and Theme of Powerful Manipulators

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Today we still live in a society that attempts to define and perpetuate lies about the real lives of Jewish people and of all minoritized peoples, and even proclaims that we do not have a right to exist. But exist we do, everywhere, in all walks of life.

Bigotry in Numbers: Why Academics Look Down on Evangelicals

David Briggs | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.

On Iran and Israel: Does God So Love the World?

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

As the US faces a vote to restore full diplomatic relations with Iran, I fear that my Christian brothers and sisters will oppose these decisive and historic steps toward peace out of devotion to Israel.

Salma Hayek Describes Her Experience Being Discriminated Against At A Movie Theater

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her recent project “The P...

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

Stop Denying Me My Blackness: A Latina Speaks About Race

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Yes, I am black. I am also indígena. It is not up to the world to decide my identity for me. To deny a Latina her blackness just because she doesn't "look black" or has a different experience because she's not African American, is to be ignorant of history.

Touching 'Nappy' Hair

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

For whatever it is worth, an observer who is neither black nor white cannot help but discern the color line. Race enthralls us, in the original definition of the word. Despite being a myth, it is powerful enough in our shared imagination to create its own reality.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

Why I Constantly Think About Racism!

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Racism has been constantly on my mind! This is unlike me. I tend to focus on what I want, and where I am going. No, I am neither naïve nor delusio...

Two Men Killed Matthew Shepard: Millions Helped

James Peron | Posted 07.28.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

That night those two young men weren't alone -- not in spirit. Standing with them were thousands of preachers who have called for the death of gay people. Standing with them were millions who had smeared, slandered and dehumanized gay people.

Let's Get Rid of the Term 'White Privilege'

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem with white privilege is that the concept is painfully easy to refute. I'm referring to white individuals who hear the word "privilege" thrown at them and interpret it as an individual attack rather than as a societal fact.

Go Set a Watchman: A Review

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Jessica Denis

There are so many amazing quotes from this book regarding social inequality and justice, picking from them isn't exactly an easy task. One being, "Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends."

Donald Trump Has Been Located!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What planet is Donald on?" Well, wonder no longer. The Donald has been located!

Harper Lee's Complex Heroes

Tom Morris | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Tom Morris

There's almost too much to talk about in the new book Go Set a Watchman. I loved it, then I hated it, and then I loved it again. Finally, I went away deeply impressed by the way it raises fundamental social, political and personal issues of a philosophical nature.

12-Year-Olds Pinpoint Exactly What’s Wrong With How America Sees Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

  Kids are not blind to the racial issues that are plaguing America. “I feel a little scared if I just walk down the street,&rdqu...