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The Hidden Rules of Bigotry

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do people, regardless of their own race and religion and age, have favored (and disfavored) groups that they do not publicly -- or consciously -- proclaim?

Who Do Americans Hate During Economic Downtimes? It's Not Who You Think

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

On top of devastating the country, wiping out many people's savings, and increasing the obscene gap between the wealthy and the rest of us, the Great Recession may have had the side effect of increasing racial tension.

"The Most Diverse Wedding Ever"

Deborah Plummer | Posted 06.11.2014 | Weddings
Deborah Plummer

As a Chinese American and Jewish American couple, Jeremy and Rhoni join more than 5.3 million Americans in interracial marriage. However, it was not that fact that warranted the "most diverse wedding ever" title for me.

Blacks In Prison: Perception And Punishment

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One would expect such patently unfair statistics to cause outrage, and calls for more leniency in penal laws, but is it possible that the opposite occurs? Might the blackness of the prisons lead to more, not less, punitive attitudes and policies?

The Ever-Relevant Mind and Activism of James Baldwin

Claire Topalian | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Claire Topalian

What is it that makes Baldwin so important, and ever-relevant to who we are as a nation especially? We have come far, but we would be wise to remind ourselves that we have not crossed the finish line.

Dialogue Isn't Just for Screenplays

Stuart Connelly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Stuart Connelly

But conversation, like therapy, is its own sort of "talking cure." I, for one, want to talk it out. The Suspect is a natural extension of that drive.

Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

Nick Cannon Refuses To Apologize For White Face Controversy: 'People Are Calling Me A Marketing Genius'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Nick Cannon's thrilled with the reception his controversial Instagram of himself donning "white face" has received, despite some taking offense to it....

Anger vs. Passion - #FactsOnly

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.01.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

If we are going to talk solutions, we need to clearly understand the problems; and when people talk about society, progress and injustice, the numbers don't lie.

Americans React Coolly To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

When it comes to climate change, Americans aren't exactly hot and bothered. A Gallup survey released Wednesday finds that climate change ranks almo...

Making Forward Progress

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

Despite these very real concerns, which certainly warrant serious consideration, the rule, as proposed, only regulates conduct on the playing field.

The Myth of a Post Racial America

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis Trainor

Last week, President Obama unveiled his My Brothers Keeper initiative one day after the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin and as the nation still grapples with the hung jury on the murder charge in the Michael Dunn case,.

Gone With the Wind: Another Missed Economic Opportunity To Re-position History

Desiree Michael | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Desiree Michael

In 1965, Dr. King asked a crowd in Selma: How long? Obviously, the audience was lying when they retorted with him: Not long! Many years later, the arc of the moral universe is taking a bit too long to bend towards inclusiveness.

The Future of the (Scared, White) GOP

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological theory supports the idea that conservatives, if threatened, will circle the ideological wagons, embracing rather than moving away from conservative values. Craig and Richeson decided to see if the likelihood of an increasingly diverse racial landscape influences the politics of white Americans, and if so, how.

Moving Beyond Digital Hate at the University of Illinois; (Re)Starting a Conversation on Racist and Sexist Chat

Chris Benson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

This is about changing the narrative in the hopes of having an enduring effect on social interaction. Otherwise, it's just so much talk. That doesn't mean we all agree on every issue. But we can share an appreciation of fundamental values of equality.

When Did You First Feel Your Race?

Antonia Opiah | Posted 04.23.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

The first time I had any inkling that my color was something that estranged me from others was when I was in primary school in London.

Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin and the American't Dream

Kim Lute | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Kim Lute

At just 17 years old, Jordan Davis died with his back to his killer. He will not graduate college. He will not marry the love of his life. He will not...

Many Rivers to Cross: Giving Up on Bridging the Racial Divide

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Even with a black man in the White House, we're still training our black boys how to be careful out there. I'm sure they're aware of the danger, having watched how some white people have treated that black president for the past few years.

The State of Race

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Race has and in my opinion will always be a touchy and emotional topic for people in this country. My question is, how do we overcome that? How do we live in a country where we don't waste time having weeklong discussions on whether Santa is black or white?

Tiger Mom vs. Brooklyn Dragon: I Hereby Challenge Amy Chua to a Barefist Kung Fu Duel

Jie-Song Zhang | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Jie-Song Zhang

I am curious if you have ever found a moment, undressed of your "Tiger Mom, celebrity author" costume and all of the salesmanship it entails, to sit in your natural skin as an Asian-American, and as a mother, to properly measure how the thoughts you spread might affect our community, and in particular our youth.

Bishop Has Been Writing 'Birthday Letters' to MLK For Decades

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The nation will mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday (Jan. 20) with speeches, prayers and volunteer service. But fo...

Fulfilling MLK's Legacy of Coming Together to Move Forward

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Latinos and African Americans, along with Asian, LGBT, females, disabled and other communities need to come together to fulfill Dr. King's vision that "our dreams for a better tomorrow will be realized." Yes, together.

Honoring Dr. King by Reconnecting Communities

Rachel Laser | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Rachel Laser

As we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I have the good fortune of seeing up close how his efforts continue to promote social justice. I must confess, though, that I sometimes worry about the distance -- some would say tensions -- that exist between blacks and Jews.

Our Current, Stalled Racial Climate Will Most Likely Improve

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Unless you were living in another universe, were comatose. or in vehement denial about life in general, no mentally sane person could deny the fact that 2013 was a year where the issue of race was front and center in our lives.