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Racial Discrimination

E! Fashion Police Masks Racist Speech Towards Zendaya As Comedy

Ama Yawson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The beautiful 18-year old Disney starlet Zendaya looked absolutely ravishing at the Acadamy Awards in her satin ivory Vivienne Westwood gown and her elegant dreadlocked hairstyle. But Giuliana Rancic of E! Fashion Police did not agree.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

More Than Six Months After Ferguson, Americans Remain Deeply Divided

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

A little more than six months after an unarmed Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, Americans remain in many ways...

Nick Wing

This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?

Former The Young And The Restless Star Victoria Rowell Sues CBS And Sony For Retaliation

People | Michael Miller | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices

Former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell is suing the show's network and producers for racial discrimination – and she's pointing the ...

Workers Awarded $15,000,000 After Bosses Called Them 'N--gers' And Separated Them By Race

The Root | Stephen A. Crockett Jr. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices

Seven Denver, Co. warehouse workers were awarded some $15 million after a federal judge found that their bosses separated them from other workers beca...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Director: 'Lazy' Racial Biases May Affect Law Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the FBI said on Thursday that law enforcement officers may develop a cynicism that can lead them to treat minorities unf...

Blank Account: The American Struggle to Save and Share

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

The present hyper-concentration of wealth is creating dysfunctions in our economy that are strikingly unfair and ultimately unproductive, not only for society's most vulnerable, but also to our overall societal productivity and well-being.

The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.

Will the Supreme Court Demolish an Iconic Civil Rights Law?

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

We began this week by celebrating the 85th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, but today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in an important case that could knock down a crucial racial and economic pillar of justice built during the civil rights movement.

Two Strikes and You're Out (But Only If You're Black)

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

According to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, black students are more than three times as likely as white students to be suspended or expelled from school. Surprisingly, there has been little scientific study of the psychological processes underlying this discipline gap.

Echoing in the Streets: A Growing Racial Wealth Divide

Chuck Collins | Posted 02.14.2015 | Black Voices
Chuck Collins

The marches in the streets may have been provoked by police conduct in Ferguson and Staten Island. But there is a deeper dream that has been deferred.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

American Impunity Abroad and at Home

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

It's human nature to want to believe in the rightness of our own actions and intentions. But it's precisely human nature that is the problem; the fact that human evil is predictable does not make it excusable. We must be willing to consider ourselves culpable, and to put ourselves at risk.

Shopping, Dining, Using a Credit Card While Black

Newsweek | Bernard J. Tyson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

With the entire country seeing demonstrations following the Ferguson decision, I’ve had colleagues and business partners ask me my thoughts—not fr...

No One Is Talking About the Source of Our Racial Divide

Dianne Collins | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Dianne Collins

As well intentioned as we are in our dialogues and in our actions, the truth is as a society we haven't yet focused on the source of what has engendered the racial divide in the first place.

Sentient Beings

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices
Jill Rachel Jacobs

1) The grand estate began to smolder as the cleansing commenced. Raging fires, whose embers fade more tragically than some, seethe just beneath the...

How Much Can Federal Guidelines On Racial Profiling Change Law Enforcement?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

President Obama delivered on Tuesday what many hailed as progress in a post-Ferguson world: Funding for 50,000 body cameras that policemen will be for...

What Your Black Friend Might Think but Not Say About Ferguson

Kristen Domingue | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Kristen Domingue

I was 21 when I consciously made the choice in my heart and mind: racism doesn't apply to me. My outcomes are my own. I convinced myself that by sheer...

"Did Somebody Say 'Mulatto'?" Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

As the number of people who identify as "mixed" increases, discussions around topics concerning people of mixed ancestry are also expanding and challenging our perceptions of race and racism. Critical mixed-race studies and films like Dear White People accomplish the goal of furthering dialogues around race that we can engage in with friends, family, and those in our communities.

Michael Brown's Parents Testify At U.N.: 'We Need The World To Know'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices

The parents of Michael Brown addressed members of the United Nations on Tuesday on a mission to bring further international awareness to the shooting ...

Why I'm a Black Man Before I'm a Gay Man

Terrence Chappell | Posted 12.31.2014 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

If you're a black man, it doesn't matter how many degrees you hold. It doesn't matter how much money you make. It doesn't matter where you live or what kind of car you drive; to some you're still a n*****, and that is the cold, hard truth about the world we live in today, and it's what my parents had to teach me growing up. I don't experience this with my identity as a gay man.

The Frightful Mask of Prejudice on Halloween

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

On Halloween we have the opportunity to interact with the Christ in our midst as we extend radical hospitality to our neighbors and strangers. Will Christ be allowed into our neighborhoods this Halloween?

Why Street Harassment Is A Human Rights Issue

Patrick McNeil | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Patrick McNeil

Today marks 20 years since the United States ratified an international human rights treaty aimed at protecting people from racial discrimination (it's...

Black Savagery and "Voodoo" Horror at Universal Studio's Bayou of Blood

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

If scholars and adherents of Vodou are to be believed, consistent portrayals of 'voodoo' practitioners as barbaric, violent and most of all as African-American, not only influences public perception of our religion, but perception of African-Americans.

More Than a Label

S. L. Young | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices
S. L. Young

Remember that a word can only be a limiter if it's believed to be a true descriptor of you; therefore, define and live by your own positive words to help make your dreams and others come true.