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Race Relations

On A Downbeat Martin Luther King Day

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2017 | Media
William Bradley

I love Martin Luther King Day. It was the most popular thing I got through as a kid member of the Mt. Tam school board back in the day. Far more so, o...


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.16.2017 | Crime
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The Specter of White Rage by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr. The senseless cruelty of Dylann S. Roof, the young man who murdered nine people at ...

Three Black Heroines: Thoughts On Race Relations

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Charles Kolb

Decency, courage, and determination describe three remarkable African-American women who have touched my life. While all three have now passed away, ...

Navigating Social Relationships As A Black Person Living In A Donald Trump Era

Terri Linton | Posted 12.09.2016 | Black Voices
Terri Linton

I admit it. I was one of the people who majorly overestimated the progress of our country. While I recognized that there was a chance (maybe even ...

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
The Conversation Global

An 18th-century painting showing an indigenous woman with her Spanish husband and their child, and a plaque that says 'From a Spaniard and an Indian i...

Two-Thirds Of Americans Think Trump’s Presidency Means Change Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

Americans view Donald Trump as an agent of change. Most voters don’t regret their choice. And views on discrimination are highly polarized. This is ...

Reflections on the 2016 Election

Ben Hecht | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Ben Hecht

The huge voter turnout in the primaries for Trump and Sanders was a scream for change by millions of Americans. Many of us did not hear it until we saw the results last week. Americans are anxious about race, women in the workforce, and income.

John Lewis Accepts National Book Award With Emotional Speech

The Huffington Post | Emily Tate | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

In a powerful acceptance speech at the National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday night, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) recalled how far he ha...

From fragility to kintsugi

Living Room Conversations | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

By Siri Myhrom My friend Jessica invited me last year to be a part of a project she is developing. She co-hosts and organizes intimate Living Room Co...

Race Relations & Criminal Justice: Election 2016

GVH Live | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

By Jake Foote As Election Day looms closer, issues of racism and criminal justice reform remain at the forefront of political discourse. The Septe...


Dwight Brown | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The writing, direction, performances and production elements are filled with a grace that leaves a lasting impression. It's as if the battle this unassuming couple waged must have been blessed from the start.

Can We All Just Stand United For Two Minutes

Chris Cognac | Posted 09.30.2016 | Los Angeles
Chris Cognac

Torrance Destroyers Goalie Gabe Cognac Photo: Art Wong There is an old saying "united we stand, divided we fall." I thought about that last Saturd...

Phrases That Won't Heal Racial Divides: 'Law And Order' And 'Stop-And-Frisk'

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Stop-and-frisk, as it was practiced in New York City, was ineffective in reducing violent crime. But it had an overwhelmingly disproportionate impact on young black and Latino men.

How White Allies Can Help Black People

Tayo Rockson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Tayo Rockson

There's so much work to be done but I believe we can all get it done if we work together, acknowledge our privileges and use them to fix the system.

Race, Fair Housing and the Outer Boroughs: 1970's Edition

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Meryl Chertoff

On the subject of race, words matter. Negro, Black, Afro-American. As times changed after the Second World War, each one denoted respect, or its oppos...

Colin Kaepernick, let's have Coffee with a Cop!

Chris Cognac | Posted 09.16.2016 | Crime
Chris Cognac

There has been so much controversy over your refusal to stand during the national anthem that I feel it is time to talk about it. Maybe I can offer you a voice to be heard on the issues and problems you feel are the root cause of your protest.

California University Officials Forget Race History And That They're Government, Governed By Law And Their Constitution

Michael Meyers | Posted 09.12.2016 | College
Michael Meyers

Erecting ghettos on the college campus is going backwards, not forward with education. That's because racial silos--even when, in retreat from integration, demanded by blacks themselves--often results in peer pressure on individuals, black and white, which may lead to intragroup hostility

Criminal Justice & Race Relations: Millennial Priority, Election 2016

GVH Live | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

By, Siraj Hashmi In the final year of Barack Obama's presidency, the urgency has never been higher to reform the criminal justice system in the Unite...

Heroic Woman In Iconic Photo From A Klan Rally Shares Disturbing Update 20 Years Later

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.31.2016 | OWN

In 1996, the Ku Klux Klan announced its plans to hold a rally in Keshia Thomas’ hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Like many who were staunchly agains...

Asian Americans and Civil Rights: The Mistakes We Keep Making

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact
Frank H. Wu

I have been working on Asian American civil rights issues since it seemed strange to put those words together into the same phrase. Asian Americans, n...

A Treatment For The Poison: Real Talk About Race Relations In America

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

You have a choice to make. Will you be a part of the problem or a part of the solution? History is waiting!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Commends Michael Jordan For Discussing Police Violence

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.04.2017 | Black Voices

NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always been vocal about hot-button political issues, so the former basketball star was thrilled to see Micha...

How I Learned To Love Black People: Confessions Of A Good White Person

Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC

For White people learning to love Black people doesn't require us to like them, be like them or like what they like. It requires overcoming our irrational fears. It requires getting to know African Americans as they really are, listening to their whole truth, and believing them.

Should We Talk About Race Relations At Work? PwC Thinks So.

Molly Reynolds | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

Corporate leaders like Tim Ryan, PwC's U.S. chairman, are tackling the delicate issue head-on with their staff in the hopes that the conversation will extend far beyond the walls of their business. Here's our full video interview about business leadership.

Genocide In East Texas: A History Of The Slocum Massacre

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

One of our most read "This Day in History" posts is about the July 29, 1910, Slocum Massacre—the racially charged murders by whites on the Black pop...