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Racial Divide

Obama and the Issue of Race

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 12.31.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

When Obama was elected, people said we were a "post racial" society. That was a foolhardy sentiment from the beginning. Just because some white people voted for a black man was not an indication that racial hatred and bigotry were gone.

A Message of Hope for Better Things to Come in 2016

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 12.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Henry A. J. Ramos

As we celebrate new beginnings with the start of a new year, let us commit ourselves to the individual acts of connection and understanding that bind our communities together. Let us build upon those individual acts to revive our common commitment to creating the world we all so desire: a world in which harmony and prosperity are within reach and our children are raised on hope and hard work, not fear.

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil, & "Double Consciousness"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."

Unfinished Projects

J Henry Fair | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
J Henry Fair

We all have unfinished projects. One of mine is the documentation of the churches and music of people of color in Charleston. I grew up in what was then a virtually unknown town on the South Carolina coast. The racial divide was so omniscient that it was invisible to someone growing up in it.

Sam Stein

Mark Kirk Says People Drive Faster Through Black Neighborhoods | Sam Stein | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a little-noticed interview last week, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) described African-American neighborhoods as areas that people in his st...

WATCH LIVE: Community Dialogue On Healing And The Racial Divide

Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

The Aspen Institute will address the topics of race, equality, and justice at a livestreamed event on Tuesday, March 24th titled the “Community Dial...

Let My Voice Know No Bounds: An Unorthodox Lesson in Race and Respect

Avi Orlow | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Avi Orlow

Those of us with privilege need to be vigilant about standing up for those who are marginalized and oppressed. Like Joseph we need to find our hidden voice and courageously speak out for freedom and justice for all.

What Can a White Person Do?

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Ferguson, Missouri is about a four-hour drive east from where I live in Lawrence, Kansas, yet it seems a world apart. Like much of America, it might be easy to think Ferguson is someplace else, part of another, more broken country. That's the thing about privilege: it's invisible.

Black People Are More Than Twice As Likely As White People To Struggle To Afford Food

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

Think we're living in a "post-racial society"? Think again. A recent Gallup poll found that black people are more than twice as likely as white people...

A Nation Divided; A Call to Action

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

The events just played out in Ferguson, Missouri remind us that our nation's work to bridge historic racial and economic divides is far from finished.

How Racism Almost Derailed Debbie Allen's Dance Career

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Dance legend Debbie Allen shot to stardom in her role as Lydia Grant in the 1980s series "Fame," but it wasn't an easy road to get there. Allen says t...

Racism on Trial: Where Do You Stand?

David Bedrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

egardless of your opinion about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, we mustn't ignore the underlying conversation -- a heated, potent, and critical discussion about race and racism.

Healing The Divisions In Post-Election America

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

APPOMATTOX, Va. — Baine's Books sits in the heart of this historic village, a Main Street institution where townspeople gather for coffee and co...

The Recession's Racial Divide: Downturn Harder On Minorities | BARBARA EHRENREICH and DEDRICK MUHAMMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WHAT do you get when you combine the worst economic downturn since the Depression with the first black president? A surge of white racial resentment, ...

Election 2008: The Race Election

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

There is something culturally sick about defining such a critical election along racial lines alone. This election should not be a referendum on black and white. It should be a referendum on the Bush years.

SC And NV's Wealthiest And Whitest Flood Campaign Coffers

Nancy Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Watzman

Adam Smith and Katie Schlieper contributed to this piece. With campaign rhetoric turning to race, and all eyes on the South Carolina and Nevada prima...