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Race and Ethnicity

An Ethnicity Conversation Your Adoptive Child Wants You to Have

Elizabeth Connolly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Connolly

My experience with being a transnational, transracial adoptee, for example, is not uncommon, especially among Asian American adoptees from China and Korea. For several summers during my childhood I attended Culture Camp (also Heritage Camp) for Asian adoptees.

Labels Don't Matter as Much as You Think They Do

Neidin Hernandez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Neidin Hernandez

My parents both call themselves Mexican-American, but as someone who was born in the United States and has spent a grand total of two weeks in Mexico, I never felt comfortable having a hyphenated identity.

Marching for Environmental Justice

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 10.21.2013 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

Although environmentalism is still commonly associated with 'white privilege', people of color, especially indigenous people, have long fought against toxic dumping, mining, deforestation, and various other environmentally destructive practices on their lands

Our Naked Lives: Essays From Gay Italian American Men

Michael Carosone | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

My book is a continuation of my work on giving voices to marginalized peoples, groups, and communities. The theme that stitches all of the essays together to create a colorful tapestry is the intersection of sexuality and ethnicity.

8 Reasons Brazilians Totally Count As Latino

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Who exactly counts as "Latino" and what does the term really mean? This question has prompted a lot of speculation from the U.S. Census Bureau, wh...

White Privilege and the Snow-White Santa

Lisa Wade | Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices
Lisa Wade

Theoretically anyone could be Santa. Yet, while we may see the occasional non-white Santa at the mall or in novelty holiday stories, he is unbearably and overwhelmingly white in our (google-able) imagination.

What is it Like to be an Ethnic Minority in a Place Where There are None?

Quora | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Alecia Li Morgan, American of mixed heritage It's a test of character and personal strength. W...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.