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Contemporary Visions Of Africa

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

So much contemporary photography these days is conceptual, self-referential and didactic, it becomes easy to forget the immense power of a human story...

The Case of the Disappearing Black and Latino Student: Race and the Achievement Gap at Smith College and Stuyvesant High School

Richard Buery | Posted 05.02.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Where you stand on the declining numbers of African Americans at Stuyvesant depends on your answers to two questions. First, do you think the small number of black students is a problem? Second, what should we do about it?

Colored TV: Week in Review

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

Colored TV is a new PostBourgie feature that looks at television series through the lenses of race and class. Up first: "Parenthood" and "Revenge."

The Oscars, Once Again, Leave Blacks the Color Purple

Brian Ross | Posted 05.01.2012 | Black Voices
Brian Ross

The Oscars are known for many odd customs and bits of superstition, but American Blacks best know the Color Purple Curse. Viola Davis was upset by the veteran Meryl Streep at the Oscars, even though Davis had won the Screen Actors Guild award days earlier.

Supreme Court Rams Race Back on the Presidential Plate

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Supreme Court's decision to take up affirmative action will likely be used by the GOP as an issue to back Obama into a corner and hopefully get him to take a strong public position.

Federal Judge Admits Sending Racist Obama Email

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Montana's chief federal judge admitted on Wednesday that he forwarded an email comparing African-Americans to dogs and implying that President Barack ...

Federal Judge Admits To Sending Racially Charged Obama Email

Great Falls Tribune | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

HELENA -- Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Wednesday admitted to sending a racially charged email about President Barack Obama from his cou...

The End In Sight? The Waning Of A Racist Mormon Fringe

Samuel Brown | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Samuel Brown

Until the malevolent nonsense masquerading as historical theology about race is exposed to public view, the Church may prove unable to purify itself entirely of the stain of prior racism.

Birther Movement Takes Shocking Turn

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

A new lawsuit filed by an Alaska man aims to remove President Barack Obama from the state's ballot, arguing that Obama is not a "natural born citizen"...

He Should Have Been There All Along: Let Us Remember What Democracy Is All About

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
Pam Allyn

Are we really so uncertain and so unsure of how stable our society is that we would become this afraid to share the perspectives of those who have experienced feelings of isolation -- or loneliness in our society or who have a different story to tell?

GOP Blasts Obama Campaign Manager Over Controversial Tweet

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Republicans are calling for an apology from President Barack Obama's campaign manager over a tweet they argue is offensive to the Latino community. ...

'I Wondered Whether My Race Would Hold Me Back'

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

This is a youth-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. By Natasha Santos I ...

Jeremy Lins of America -- Please Stand Up!

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Daniel Arrigg Koh

The stereotype of the socially inept, meek Asian-American is one that needs changing. That ultimately requires Asian-Americans to challenge themselves --- and society at large -- to rethink the place of Asian-Americans in our society.

WATCH: Is This Ad Racist?

Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy

Michigan Senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra raised some eyebrows on Sunday when he ran an ad locally during the Super Bowl that most people are callin...

Remembering Vincent Chin: Pete Hoekstra and Being Asian in America

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In a country that often sees race in terms of White America and Black America, like Latinos, Asian Americans live in a racial middle where we must choose between being Asian (or Chinese or Filipino or Indian) or American, but not both.

WATCH: Meet A Black Person!

Posted 02.07.2012 | Comedy

Aspen, Colorado is probably best known as a remote ski destination, but it's also one of the whitest cities in America. Less than .5% of the city's po...

Romney's Sad Identity Crisis

Trooper Sanders | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Trooper Sanders

For his character's sake, Mitt Romney should aim high and hold himself to his father's standard of public service. For our country's sake, Republican primary and, possibly, general election voters should as well.

Boy Stabbed At School Because He 'Wasn't Black Enough'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

When one student stabbed 12-year-old Ryan Rodriguez in the back with a pencil and walked away, Ryan didn't have to ask for a reason why. He already kn...

Shooting the Messenger: Arizona and the Ban On Ethnic Studies

John Riofrio | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
John Riofrio

The misguided decision to ban ethnic studies turns truth into criminal behavior. It recasts Latinos and communities of color as outsiders, blaming them for their struggles in our flawed educational system.

Why We Should Be Grateful for Newt Gingrich

Monique Ruffin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

Newt Gingrich is the gift that keeps on giving. Why? Because he brings out from the cover of darkness the shadow that exists within us. He makes no apologies for, nor acknowledges his actions that most of us find unforgivable and shameful.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

"We're foolish if we think we're going to end mass incarceration unless we are willing to deal with the reality that huge percentages of poor people are going to remain jobless, locked out of the mainstream economy, unless and until they have a quality education that prepares them well for the new economy."

RE: Racial Redux in the Republican Presidential 'Race'

James Peterson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices
James Peterson

Let's go to the NAACP national convention and explain to their largely professional middle and upper middle class membership that their 'Food Stamp' President has put more (white) people on government assistance than any other president in history.

Hey NBC, Monday's Debate Panelists Need to Better Represent!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 03.23.2012 | Media
Linda Milazzo

After seventeen debates, all led by journalists, who for the most part don't represent the populations at-risk if any of these four are elected, isn't it time to have a representative panel do the grilling?

Matt Sledge

'The Pruitt Igoe Myth' Finds Architecture's Big Flop Was Somebody Else's Fault | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The images of its destruction are some of the most iconic in all of modern architecture. Less than 20 years after they went up, the towers of the Prui...

Tough Immigration Laws: Tough on Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Alabama has passed the toughest immigration enforcement law in the country. Now children born in the U.S.A., American citizens, are living in fear. Some children are afraid to go to school.