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Racial Discrimination

Musings on Traveling While Black

Oneika Raymond | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

I am a Black woman who travels extensively and blogs about it. One of the most frequent questions I get is whether the people  in x country or y region are racist towards Black folks. The truth? I'm not entirely sure how to answer.

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
OECD

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

8 Questions Interracial Couples Are Tired Of Hearing

Grace Buchele | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Grace Buchele

As the "white" half of a Japanese-American couple, I noticed some of the same questions keep popping up again and again. After a quick chat with some other interracial couples, I realized my experiences were not unique.

Why an Asian-American in Scotland Is Mourning Nelson Mandela

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Helen I. Hwang

I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.

BP Allegedly Fires Black Executive Because Of Her Hair And Ethnic Clothing

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Melphine Evans, A black former executive at BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.), is suing the oil company for allegedly firing her because of her braided h...

Mandela Faced the "Goliath" of Racial Discrimination

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis D. Parker

Nelson Mandela's life is a rebuke to oppression and to those who would respond with frustrated resignation or hatred. It is difficult to imagine a mor...

Scottsboro Boys Exonerated, But Troubling Legacy Remains for Black Men

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis D. Parker

Is this long overdue pardon the final word in one of the most sordid parts of our nation's history? The troubling perceptions linking people of color, particularly African Americans and more particularly black males, to criminality have persisted.

Major Fashion Retailers Will Discuss How NOT To Be So Racist

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

Thanks to the racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Barneys and Macy's over the past several weeks, a group of major fashion retailers have dec...

Another Luxury Store Gets Sued For Racial Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

"Burrito face," "Goya princess" and "taco smoke” are just a few of the offensive and racist names that a former Alexander McQueen store employee is ...

Is This Paint Color Name Racist?

Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

People come in many shades, so naming a beige paint hue "skin color" could easily leave out a large number of individuals. But unfortunately, a Swedis...

Macy's and Barney's Incidents Should Teach Us: Dollars and Sense

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

What African American doesn't have a story, where some unknown guard challenged you or followed you out of the store. What about the annoying stores that make you pull out the receipt on the way out the door, and have the security guard ravage through your purchased goods?

Did Hollywood Deliberately Engage in 'Black Bashing' and Prolong Racism?

Mari Fagel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Mari Fagel

In her book Race Results: Hollywood vs. the Supreme Court, Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film, California Appellate Court Justice Eileen Moore s...

First Barneys, Now Macy's Accused of Racial Profiling

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

Barneys isn't the only store being accused of racial discrimination. Now, Macy's has been slapped with a lawsuit implicating the luxury store of racia...

Jay Z Continues To Stay Silent On Barneys Situation

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

Jay Z is keeping quiet despite the rising pressure from fans, celebrities and civil rights groups for him to end his partnership with Barneys New York...

12 Years a Slave Reframed: A Narrative of White Racist Pathology

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Roya Rastegar

None of us are safe from the pathology of white racism. The most intimate corners of our lives and eyes have been infected. But are we ready to see it, and be well?

WATCH: Woman Must Cut Her Dreadlocks To Keep Her Job

Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

Following reports of a Baltimore woman fired from her job because of her blonde highlights, another black woman is facing discrimination because of th...

Another Black Shopper Accuses Barneys And NYPD Of Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Barneys has posted a response on their Facebook page in regards to the allegations of racial discrimination against the company. Post by ...

Black College Student Reportedly Arrested For Buying A Designer Belt (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Barneys has posted a response on their Facebook page, providing clarification about employee participation in the incident. Post by Barn...

Black Woman Fired For Blonde Highlights

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

When will the foolishness and hoopla around black people's hair stop? Over the past year we've had to hear about a little girl being kicked out of sch...

Why This New Teacher is Going to the Supreme Court

Molly Nestor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Molly Nestor

Without an ability to attract and train a diverse student body, future teachers will continue to be largely homogenous, entering classrooms without cultural competence.

The Wealth Gap: Why Dr. King's Dream Is Unfinished

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Much of the racial wealth gap is a result of deliberate policy choices, both by government and the private sector. And because wealth can be handed down from generation to generation, the effects linger long after discriminatory policies change.

Why SeaWorld's Cuts in Staff Hours Is No Suprise To Me

David Kirby | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
David Kirby

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is cutting hours for 18,000 part-time and seasonal workers, in a move that will allow it to skirt provisions of the new Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and save millions from not providing healthcare coverage to those employees at 11 parks around the country.

The Massive Racial Disparities In Arrests For Pot Possession

Radley Balko | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

I'm a little late to this, but last week I received a copy of the ACLU report The War on Marijuana in Black and White, which was released in June. As ...

How I Survive Everyday Racism

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I refuse to give up on the idea that being community across lines of difference is holy and I remain committed to the idea that we will only get there if more if us embrace the transformational power of extending our spirit, hands and words of graciousness and not rhetorical or physical violence.