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MTV Decoded Answers The Question ‘Are Hispanic People White?’

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.26.2016 | Latino Voices

When it comes to matters of race and ethnicity, things can get very complicated. Thankfully, Franchesa Ramsey is always ready to decode everything. In...

David Duke, Donald Trump and the dog whistle

The Conversation US | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Kirby Goidel, Texas A&M University ; Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgia, and Keith Gaddie, University of Oklahoma David Duke, the blow-dri...

Donald Trump, Surrounded By White People, Calls Hillary Clinton A ‘Bigot’ Who Won't Help Minorities

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

GOP nominee Donald Trump, surrounded by white people at a rally Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, called Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton ...

Video: The Actual Palio -- A Coveted Banner

Rick Steves | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The coveted Palio banner is the trophy that gives the wildest horse race anywhere its name. This clip shows a dramatic procession through Siena, with ...

We Must Learn to Tell Narratives That Make Us Better - Not Divide Us

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Bruce Janz UCF Forum columnist Every four years we turn to our TVs and online sites to cheer on competitors vying for supremacy in an arena where...

What Sam Harris Gets Wrong About Racism And Violence In America

Sincere Kirabo | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices
Sincere Kirabo

Noted atheist author and public intellectual Sam Harris has once again appointed himself a relevant arbiter on matters he is only tenuously familiar with.

Prince Harry Dares To Challenge Olympian Usain Bolt To Race

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.23.2016 | Good News

Looks like Prince Harry’s ready to give an Olympic champ a run for his money. The royal recently tweeted at Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, wishing him...

'GMA' Host Apologizes For Actually Saying 'Colored People' In 2016

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.23.2016 | Black Voices

“Good Morning America” host Amy Robach has made an apology for her recent foot-in-mouth moment on air. The talkshow host came under fire Monday, ...

Bleaching The 2016 Olympics: Lochte, Anthony Ervin, And Race In Rio

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
A. B. Wilkinson

While Ryan Lochte is an easy target, his actions are emblematic of a larger colonial mindset that has a long history of "white privilege" and upholding systems that support Anglo-conformity and the blanquemiento (whitening) of American society.

My Summer's Grand Finale: Siena's Palio Horse Race

Rick Steves | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hold on to your gnocchi -- it's Siena's Palio. The finale of my summer trip is in Siena, where my crew and I spent several days filming the Palio hor...

Katrina Pain Index 2016: Race and Class Gap Widening

Bill Quigley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Summary. Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago. Population of the City of New Orleans is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617...

Got Patriotism? Gabby Douglas Controversy Raises An Old Question About Black Americans And Love Of Country

Pamela A. Lewis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Pamela A. Lewis

There is no curling competition in the summer Olympics, but I have been loving the 2016 games, and will go into deep depression when the Olympic flame...

What Madness Trump Hath Wrought

Ronda Lee | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Ronda Lee

As Trump stokes the fear of fear itself, I am reminded of Nietzsche's saying that "whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."

Will The Justice Department's Decision To End Private Prisons Help Children?

Michele Goodwin | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

One special report exposes what simply amounts to inhumane treatment, cruelty, and torture of children at private jail facilities. Despite the Eighth Amendment outlawing cruel and unusual treatment, many of the children caught in the grasps of these facilities have been overlooked.

Why Are All The Teachers White?

Christina Berchini | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
Christina Berchini

I am a white teacher. Growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s in Brooklyn, N.Y., I do not remember having a single teacher who did not look like me. Eve...

To Serve And Protect

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

The police are acting in the name of our government. We pay their salaries to "serve and protect" all of us, regardless of color. When the police go beyond that to assault or to kill anybody, regardless of color, they are violating their function.

Milwaukee's African-American Leaders Pan Trump's Speech On Race And Policing

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday attempted yet again to reboot his struggling campaign with a tightly scripted speech on race a...

The Problems I Have With The Black Lives Matter Movement

Rocco Papa | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Rocco Papa

Race riots erupted in the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. 23-year-old Sylville Smith was shot and killed by a police officer. Smith had ...

What We're Losing with the Cancellation of Comedy Central's 'Nightly Show'

Candace Clement | Posted 08.16.2016 | Media
Candace Clement

Just twelve weeks before the presidential elections, Comedy Central pulled the plug on one of its two black-hosted, late-night daily comedy programs, ...

Calls For Calm, Curfew Bring Quieter Night After Milwaukee Riots

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices

MILWAUKEE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Milwaukee’s curfew on teenagers and community leaders’ calls for restraint brought relative calm to the city overnig...

'Iron Nun' Proves Youth Is Unlimited In Nike Ad

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.15.2016 | Religion

With a nickname like the “Iron Nun,” Sister Madonna Buder isn’t the kind of lady you’d want to underestimate. The 86-year-old appears front an...

These Kids Prove Just How Much Representation Matters At The 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices

This year’s Olympics have been a historic one, especially for black athletes. Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas are collecting medal after medal in gym...

Donald Trump's Policy Ideas On The Playground

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

Political rhetoric has consequences -- not just for big issues like foreign policy or the shape and size of our government, but for how all of us, including the youngest among our population, think about the idea of "America."

I Desegregated My Twitter Feed, And You'll Never Believe What Happened Next

Justin Cohen | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Justin Cohen

Because White people have so few non-White people in their social circles, it is easy for White communities to perpetuate a fantasy in which their own relative social advantage comes at no cost to others. Even my social media life seemed to reinforce my racial and socioeconomic isolation.

Breathtaking Poem Imagines An 'Alternate Heaven For Black Boys'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices

What if there were an alternate heaven for slain black boys, a place where the horrors of racism and police brutality didn’t exist? Poet Danez Smith...