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Racial Equality

The Fox in Hillary Clinton's Hen House (Hint: It's Not News Corp)

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

The next U.S. President will appoint three, possibly four, Supreme Court Justices. If that person is Trump, those justices will be right-wing hardliners who believe in the supremacy of the corporate oligarchy.

Whitman Teaches the Movement -- Your Campus Can Too!

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 01.14.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

For months we've been watching students on campuses across the country demand inclusion and racial equality. In a short time, students at Whitman College will do something about it.

The University of Missouri Protests: Did Wolfe Resign For the Right Reasons?

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Jesse Andreozzi

Nothing seemed to motivate the school's governing body to take action. Low and behold, once the football team takes a stand, everything kicks into overdrive.

Opportunity and Hope in America's Public Schools

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Education
Bruce Lesley

Today's children are our nation's next generation of leaders. If we care about them, their future, and our nation's future, we must listen to their pleas and demand action and equity for all of our nation's public schools and students.

Remembering Watts: 50 Years After the Riots That Shook the Nation, What Lessons Must Still Be Learned

Andre Shashaty | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

Fifty years later, Americans of all races and incomes must look back at the upheaval that started in Watts with new eyes and face the warnings all around us that our progress has not been sufficient, and that we are slipping into racial division that could once again lead to hatred and violence.

An Open Letter to White Men in America

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer | Posted 07.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer

You didn't earn it. More than likely aren't yet prepared to either admit to it or lose it. This letter, written by one of you, is offered to invite you on a journey of insight, honesty, hard truth, and just living. Privilege can be hard to see, mostly because of what doesn't happen to us when we have it.

The State of our Imperfect Union: President Barack Obama's Racial Legacy

Antonio Moore | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Antonio Moore

President Obama is not the mark of the end of the dark days American racism's shadow has cast. His is a racial legacy undoubtedly entwined with his presence in a way that no President before him has been, and likely for a long while no president's will be.

Priscilla Frank

These Are The Last Remaining Followers Of African American Spiritual Leader Father Divine

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Father's Estate, The Mountain of the House of the Lord In 1930s Harlem, a man known as Father Divine founded the International Peace Mission mo...

Beyond That Flag: A Southerner's Apology

John W. Bateman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
John W. Bateman

Real change often demands those of us with a privilege or position of power to use that position to take responsibility. Keeping the peace by keeping silent often condones abuse. Silence is not always right.

Hair, Race, and Greater Understanding

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Roxie Jane Hunt

The subject of our hair, and the notion of 'taking it back' is something that we can all do, together.

Screw You, I Am Asian 'American'

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

While it may not have been Tammy's intent, posing this seemingly innocuous question is a poorly disguised microaggression that perpetuates the belief that Asian-Americans are cultural and racial outsider within the American context. T

The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel Is Exciting Enough to Rip Your Pants Over!

Jilly Rolnick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen
Jilly Rolnick

While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.

'The Movement For Racial Justice Is Bigger Than A Political Party'

Essence | Rashad Robinson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities. It’s a reminder that our fight ...

The Emmys Still Aren't A Feminist Award Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

There were some high-profile wins for female writers and directors at the Emmy awards on Monday, but that doesn't mean we should be celebrating. Mo...

This 1950s Photo Essay On Racism In America Is As Relevant As Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the l...

With Liberty and Justice for All?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
J. Randall O'Brien

We are, this year, 50 years removed from the civil rights movement's "Freedom Summer" of 1964. To be sure, changes in our society have been nothing short of revolutionary. Yet over half a century later, one wonders if white supremacy remains rooted in the American psyche. Is there a racial caste system in America?

Treating Women as the Second-Class Citizens of Sports: A Response to Richard Sherman's Critique of the NFL's Proposed Ban of the N-word

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.

11 Speeches That Will Teach You How To Drop A Mic On The World

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

These speakers should write the book on captivating an audience and speaking truth to power. Get ready to do a lot of this... 1. Coming O...

Racial Equality In and Out of the Workplace

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

When Phyllis Freeman and her husband started their own DBEs (disadvantaged business enterprises) they couldn't anticipate all the obstacles they'd face both within and outside of their company.

An Open Letter To Parents Of White Children

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 10.13.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

We don't assume pat answers are adequate for enabling our children to learn to navigate relationships, nutrition, sexuality, religion, emotions or any other challenging reality. Why should race and racism be any different?

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Their Legacy Paved the Way

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 04.14.2013 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

Even as our nation's first black president prepares to give his State of the Union Address, there is still significant work to be done on several fronts to achieve the equality that our founders envisioned.

Emancipation Proclamation and Realizing MLK Dream

Scott Hancock | Posted 03.17.2013 | Black Voices
Scott Hancock

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that freedom without the security of benefitting from the economic and political stability that African Americans helped create was an empty freedom. Today, we haven't moved nearly far enough.

DC Council Chair Scuttles Critical Effort to Employ Ex-Offenders

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If America is the land of opportunity, then people -- all people -- must be given a second chance to pursue their dreams after they have served their sentence.

Alabama School District Settles 50-Year-Old Segregation Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

By Lily Kuo WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - A school district in Alabama has agreed to hire more non-whites to settle a nearly 50-yea...