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Why I Won't Thank White People When They Speak Up For Black Lives

Christy DeGallerie | Posted 07.27.2016 | Black Voices
Christy DeGallerie

I use to thank white people for speaking up when we got murdered. Then after awhile it dawned on me, and I asked myself this question: "Why am I handing out cookies to allies?" I found it bizarre that I was thanking people for being human.

Why Democrats Don't Have More Tim Kaines

Andrea Dew Steele | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Andrea Dew Steele

Last week, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton announced Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Many Democrats are happy with Kaine, a respect...

Talking About Race With A Toddler Takes An Unexpected Turn.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

Me: Miss Elaina's skin looks a little different than ours. Some people have brown skin or black skin, some people have pink-y skin like ours. But, we're all the same on the inside. At this point, Daniel's jaw drops and he gasps. Daniel: IS THERE SOMEONE INSIDE OF YOU? ... Is there something inside of me? IS IT A TYRANNOSAURUS?!

Autistic Lives Matter: The Inexcusable Erasure Of Arnaldo Rios

Haley Moss | Posted 07.27.2016 | Miami
Haley Moss

The police said they wanted to protect Charles Kinsey from the Autistic man. They meant to "shoot the autistic guy." I wonder what "the Autistic man" is feeling and thinking.

An Open Letter To The Taylor Swift's And Selena Gomez's Of Hollywood

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 07.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Ingrid Vasquez

Yes, this is a picture of the recent Hollywood fire. Yes, it is meant to be a depiction of the current state of Hollywood. Think about it; white buil...

A Few Nice Reads For White People Struggling To Understand The Struggle

Omo Misha | Posted 07.26.2016 | Arts
Omo Misha

These recommendations are offered (again) with love, not one ounce of blame, gratitude for anyone making even the tiniest effort to affect positive change, and hope for a better understanding in the not-so-distant future.

4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Laura A Boggs

We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.

Race, Wealth And Disability In America

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

These disparities demand urgent attention. They rob individuals and families of dignity and self-respect, deny their participation in the workforce and economic mainstream and diminish their quality of life.

The First Night Of The DNC Had Almost As Many People Of Color Speaking As The Entire RNC

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Democrats are making more of an effort to reach out to non-white voters than Republicans, judging by the people the party has chosen ...

NYPD Commissioner Plans To Step Down Next Year

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Monday that he will leave his post by the end of 2017. “When I find the right time, that’...

Trump's Denouncements Of Former KKK Leader Don't Matter Anymore

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has repeatedly found himself needing to assure voters that he doesn’t support white supremacist...

The Super Trump Card

David Dent | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
David Dent

Mr. President, I hope you are right . I will lean on your words and hope that the America you know will prevail in one of its biggest challenges to come in November.

Trump Is No Stranger To Law And Order Baiting

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump actually has his own history separate and apart from presidential racial scare politics of being a self-styled tough guy on crime. The start point was the now infamous Central Park Five case in 1989. The five were young African-American and Latino youths charged with the rape and beating of a white female jogger in New York's Central Park.

Black Funeral Directors Say Mississippi County Sends Most Bodies To White Funeral Homes

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The African-American owners of six funeral homes in Harrison County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit this week against the coroner and oth...

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

Michael Steele Rips Republican Party #SOWHITE

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Soraya Shockley Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele says that the Republican Party lacks authentic representation...

Dear White Loved Ones

Quincy LeNear Gossfield | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Quincy LeNear Gossfield

I would like to share something with my white friends and family. Please hear me out. Please listen very carefully. I LOVE you. There is no hate betwe...

Blame Obama For Racial Tensions With The Police?

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

A lot of President Obama's opponents have said that he is inciting racial tensions with the recent wave of high profile police shootings of young blac...

Yara Shahidi Delivers Powerful Speech On Combatting Hollywood Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

“Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi isn’t one to keep her views on race to herself. The 16-year-old actress has consistently used her voice to speak o...

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

To Be Totally Honest, I'm Actually Pretty Conflicted About My Whiteness. And Yours.

Justin Cohen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Justin Cohen

I worry about taking up too much space in a debate that should be centered on the leadership of people of color, but I worry even more that we, as White people, have inherited the fire this time, and it is time to extinguish it from the inside.

I Am A White Woman And I'm Afraid For My Black Boyfriend

Victoria Yore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Victoria Yore

I am a white woman and I don't know what to do or say. I can only strive to be compassionate, loving, understanding, informed, and slow to judge. I refuse to stand down and be quiet.

Diversity As An Enriching Experience

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Daan Braveman

We must strengthen our efforts aimed at deliberately developing academic and co-curricular programs that foster an appreciation that difference need not be a threatening experience but indeed can be the source of great enrichment.

White Privilege Exists

Erin Parker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Erin Parker

White privilege. I made it through the majority of my life never hearing these two words. Growing up in Indiana, white is mostly what I saw, learned about, and followed.

COLORCOMM 2016: SEIZE THIS MOMENT TO PUT DIVERSITY FRONT AND CENTER

Jennifer Risi | Posted 07.19.2016 | Media
Jennifer Risi

No issue is too big to be above the news cycle. In a world where we are overloaded with information, anyone fighting for a particular cause must seize...