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The Asian College Bubble: Self-Segregation or Something More?

Julie J. Park | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Julie J. Park

College is a unique opportunity to break the cycle of segregation, to be thrown together with a mix of peers from all walks of life to live, play, and study together. So is allowing yourself to spend time in a community or circle of friends that caters to a particular ethnic group okay?

Race Relations on the Playground: White Nanny to South Asian Family

Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH

Why would anyone assume children of color are automatically disadvantaged? Furthermore, there are plenty of nannies in the neighborhood, why would someone assume that a White woman couldn't be a nanny for a non-white family?

The Queer Politics of Writing on Race

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The fury that Bay Windows editor Sue O'Connell's piece "Sharing our experience: White gay men and black men have more in common than they think" ignited raised this query: Can white LGBTQs suggest or give advice to communities of color from their own experiences of discrimination?

What's Limbaugh's Beef With the Obamas?

Zhivargo Laing | Posted 10.19.2013 | Black Voices
Zhivargo Laing

Instead of using his platform to inform viewers and listeners, inspire democratic debate and intelligent discourse, Mr. Limbaugh seems to delight in using his position to spew vitriol.

Why We Can't 'Move On' from Race -- And Why We May Want To

John Backman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
John Backman

None of us, on our own, can change an entire culture. We can, however, choose to move through the world differently. If enough of us make that choice, who knows where the conversation on race -- and many other issues -- might go?

Charles Barkley Is a Role Model (Sort Of)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 10.16.2013 | Media
Andrew Cotto

Charles Barkley has become a role model Or, at least, a voice worthy of a place at the table of public discourse. He's particularly candid and refreshing when it comes to matters of race.

Objectivity: A New Perspective on the Conversation About Race (Part 2)

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth R. Thornton

We have to get unstuck and ignite collective action, not just from minorities, but from everyone to eliminate structural discrimination in our society. In order to effectively address issues such as stand your ground, voter suppression, racial profiling and the school to prison pipeline, again, I think being more objective is critical.

One Month Later: Trayvon Martin and an Unexpected Moment of Clarity

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

How could this girl possibly comprehend the symbolism behind holding out a handful of Skittles to an African-American woman?

Conversations We Need to Have!

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

We need to have a conversation about what it means to be young, lonely and caught up in the hook-up culture where sexuality, commitment and the need to find meaning for one's life lead to fragile relationships and non-existent families.

Obama Wastes Trayvon Moment on 'Leno' Talking About Black Criminality

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

When given the opportunity to speak on slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he chose to instead unnecessarily conflate his brutal killing with the "disproportionate" number of black men involved in "criminal activities and violence."

Outdated, Outnumbered, and Out of Time: The Coming Demise of the Republican Party

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Until the Republicans alter their beliefs and adjust their priorities, their empty gestures towards minorities will continue to be rejected. Even on the issue of immigration reform, the GOP's stance hardly gives the Latino population a reason to feel respected or included.

To My Young Black Brothers in the Struggle

Quassan Castro | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Real men cry. Real men do not associate power with violence against women. Real men seek solutions to problems rather than make excuses. Real men read for critical consciousness throughout an entire lifetime. Real men study. Real men write.

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Should We Boycott The Fashion Industry? | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices

Has outrage over the lack of diversity and racial insensitivity within the fashion industry reached its peak? If not, Thursday's New York Times articl...

Brown Girl Passing for a White Guy

Rolla Selbak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rolla Selbak

Let me be clear. I do not look like a guy. At all. No one would ever mistake me for one on the street. But somehow, I find myself the only female in a room full of guys, talking about women as if I'm not there.

From a Young Black Man to Don Lemon: This Is Why Your Remarks Hurt

Rob Smith | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices
Rob Smith

As a black man, I know that Don Lemon's failed respectability politics don't make a difference in the real life that I live that is not inoculated by the wealth, status, and power that Mr. Lemon's presence on CNN gives him.

Americans, Let's Talk -- And Act -- On Race and Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?

Fashion's Race Problem | Eric Wilson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

Five years ago, the fashion industry faced a reckoning over the startling lack of diversity among the models on major designer runways. Reacting to co...

As Kappa Alpha Psi Conclave 2013 Descends on Houston, What Would Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly and Al Sharpton Think of Its 'Kappa League' Mentoring Program?

Dana T. Blackmore | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices
Dana T. Blackmore

I think Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly and Rev. Al Sharpton would all agree that we need more programs like the "Kappa League" to ensure the educational success of young black men. Doing so will increase the level of economic success of society, as a whole. What do you think?

WATCH: What Oprah Hopes People Will Learn From 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

OWN | Posted 08.08.2013 | OWN

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" spans nearly 35 years of American history, including the turbulent years of the civil rights movement. In an interview for...

POLL: How Many Friends Do You Have Of Another Race?

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Lindsay Dunsmuir NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - About 40 percent of white Americans a...

Race Undercover: The Matter of Bias in the Zimmerman Trial

Devon Carbado | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Devon Carbado

Two weeks after George Zimmerman's trial in the death of Trayvon Martin ended in acquittal, Juror B29, the only woman of color identified as Maddy, says George Zimmerman got away with murder, while Juror B37, a white woman, believes he did nothing wrong. Both agree that race played no role in the case. Doesn't this settle the issue of whether race was involved in this case?

'Daily Show' Examines The Truth About Race

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy

On Tuesday's "Daily Show," correspondents Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams set out upon a noble mission: To take part in the national conversation on...

It Ain't Just About the Word: Tell Us How You Really Feel, Riley

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

The fact that Cooper felt comfortable uttering the nigger word in public speaks volumes to its continued usage in popular culture.

Teaching Children About Race and Cultural Differences: Thoughts and Advice From Two Mothers

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices
Patricia Leavy, PhD

We cannot and will not ever have control over what our children are exposed to outside of our homes. But we do have a lot of control over what we communicate with and model for our children.

We Are Not All Trayvon Martin

Susan Henking | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Susan Henking

I am gratified that this is a time in this country when a young white woman can express public outrage at the killing of a young black man. And yet, we are most definitely not all Trayvon Martin.