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"I'm Sorry to Say This About the Chinese"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 09.24.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

From time to time, people who are about to condemn the Chinese apologize to me. They preface their comment with, "I am very sorry to have to say this," and they give me a pitying look.

Why We Need to Keep Yuri's Legacy Alive

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 09.18.2014 | San Francisco
Christopher Punongbayan

We need to remember what Yuri Kochiyama taught us about building multi-racial alliances, about true democracy, about conviction, and about racial progress. We owe it to ourselves to never forget.

Dave Chappelle's Return To NYC

Saladin Ambar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Saladin Ambar

In the end it was an extraordinary night if not an extraordinary performance. But Chappelle will undoubtedly get there -- and "getting there" for Chappelle is on a talent level far exceeding the vast majority of comics today.

Five Critics Say You Shouldn't Read This 'Dangerous' Book

Nicholas Wade | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science
Nicholas Wade

My book's critics have been indoctrinated in the social-science creed that prohibits any role for evolution in human affairs. Social scientists believe that all differences between human groups are due to culture alone, and that to ascribe any part of these differences to genetics would lead to racism.

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

The Place of Afro-Brazilian Women in the World Cup

Melissa Creary | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Melissa Creary

While World Cup propaganda attempts to unify the Brazilian nation under the flag of the "national religion" of futebol, this reinforced national unity consists of the same forces of gendered racism and inequality that continue to separate Brazil.

What People Are Really Saying When They Talk About My Daughter's Hair

Alyssa Lyons | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Alyssa Lyons

Whenever we're strolling in the neighborhood, someone always comments on my daughter's hair. I've considered that maybe people are complimenting her and that I shouldn't take it too seriously. But then I realize their comments are always directed at her hair.

What Time Is It? Not CP Time

Gerard Kersey | Posted 08.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

The instructor stated how crucial being timely is in business and personal matters, and we can never be on CP time if we want to be successful. I don't know what surprised me more: the fact that she said this or that it was said and not much of an uproar followed.

America's Greatest Lie

Dorian O. Burton | Posted 08.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dorian O. Burton

Sometime between the times our beautiful black baby boys start to grow into young black men, we forget about the genius in their short stories or the Picasso like masterpieces they are able to create with a minimal pallet of water colors and crayons. We start to see our beautiful black baby boys as broken and objects that need to be fixed.

Our Schools Truly Can Be Racially Diverse

Karim Camara | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Karim Camara

We can present a real cause for optimism that we can realize the promise of Brown v. Board of Education in our lifetime: In the past few years we have started a pair of Hebrew-language charter schools in Harlem and Brooklyn that have quietly and quickly become two of the most integrated public elementary schools in the city.

From Mammy to The Marvelous Sugar Baby: The Art of Black Womanhood

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

These two depictions of Black women, "Mammy" and Sugar Baby, both reflect the lived experiences of so many of us in this country. We are told that our bodies are both hypersexual and asexual. We are punished by society for our contradictions, cast as bad mothers and good Jezebels.

20 Years Later, the Simpson Case Won't Go Away

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Simpson didn't invent or originate the ugly divide in public opinion about celebrity guilt, let alone the racial divide. Both have always lurked just beneath the surface. But his case propelled it to the front of public debate and anger.

Code Word: Is 'Arrogant' the New 'Uppity'?

Ian Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ian Moss

Use of the term "uppity" has experienced a revival since Barack Obama's election as the nation's first Black President. More than a few of Mr. Obama's detractors have taken to calling him "arrogant" and at times, they have dispensed with the veneer of political correctness by even calling him "uppity."

Searching for Reasons Behind Segregation at Berkeley High

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.10.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sophie Varon At 8:17 a.m. in the courtyard of Berkeley High School -- four minutes before the first bell rings -- students of all racial, ethni...

The Violence of Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis

Molly Rosner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Molly Rosner

Affiliating Wendy Davis with Barbie attempts to transform a political leader into a vapid and empty-headed doll famous for her over-sexualized body. The pink Barbie-like frame of the poster plays up girlhood and downplays womanhood.

A Troublesome Controversy

Pete Shanks | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

As Nicholas Wade's new book demonstrates, the category error that confuses human genetic variation with socially constructed race remains all too common.

Blacks In Prison: Perception And Punishment

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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?

Silent Epidemic: Kidney Disease in the African-American Population

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Black Americans are three times more likely than White Americans to develop kidney disease and to require dialysis. Of great concern is that this racial disparity remains constant across all age groups. It may not make many headlines, but it needs to be brought to the attention of the public.

Death by Imprisonment: America's War on Melanin Possession and the Indigent

MiAngel Cody | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
MiAngel Cody

Although the 1986 overdose death of 11-year-old Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr.'s mother, unlike that of all-American basketball standout Len Bias that same year, did not thrust our nation's legislators into reactive political pandemonium, the federal drug-sentencing policies of that year would later impact this motherless son's life in a most damning and undeniable way.

Ben Carson Is Worse Than a Bad Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Mainstream GOP leaders can't utter these inanities. They must always give appearance that they are above the dirt, mud, and hate-slinging fray. So they leave it to a well-paid stalking horse like Carson to do their dirty work for them. But that's only part of Carson's worth to conservatives.

'Community' Star Laments 'Arsenio Hall Show' Cancellation

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy

In response to Friday's news that CBS had pulled the plug on "The Arsenio Hall Show" after one season, former "Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown too...

What We're Missing About Sex and Race from Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media
A. B. Wilkinson

V. Stiviano: "People call you and tell you that I have black people on my Instagram, and it bothers you." Donald Sterling: "Yeah, it bothers me a l...

A Troublesome Response: Nicholas Wade Still Avoids the Debate About Race and Genetics

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science
Agustín Fuentes

In his response to comments by me, Jon Marks and Jennifer Raff, Wade does not take on any substantive aspect of the debate; rather, he misrepresents the science again and takes a shot at our credentials as scholars. Here is a very quick response to his comments, in hopes of correcting the record and getting this debate back to the science.

In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance

Nicholas Wade | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science
Nicholas Wade

Three attacks on my book A Troublesome Inheritance have appeared on The Huffington Post's blog this month. For readers puzzled by the stridency and personal animus of these compositions, I'd like to explain what is going on.

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. That's interesting (and colorful), to be sure. But as I often tell my data staff, when you discover a surprising fact, you could be on to something -- but you could also just be wrong.