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Racial Dialogue

Let Us Heal

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

The acts of violence that have unfolded over the last week have been seen and felt almost instantly all over the world because of the advances in technology. Meanwhile, after decades, or dare I say centuries, of similar hate-driven mass killings and violence, we have not learned how to embrace the fragility and the sacredness of life or our precious relationships with one another. Healing is required.

Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certai...

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?

Speaking About Race: Paula Deen and the Need for Racial Literacy

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Even if you don't use racial slurs and don't have a prejudiced bone in your body, speaking about race is not easy. It's time we did more to improve everyone's racial literacy.

The Sherrod Case: Now What?

Michael Wenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wenger

I can't recall the specific incident, but several years ago Julian Bond, civil rights icon and then Chairman of the Board of the NAACP, called the Rep...

Let's Talk About Race, Baby!

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Baratunde Thurston and I appeared on MSNBC together to talk about the infamous chimp cartoon. Since then, we have been having the national conversation about race that Eric Holder wanted us to.