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Racial Inequality

Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But t...

Bahamas Issues U.S. Travel Advisory, Warning Citizens To Be Wary Of Cops

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Black Voices

The Bahamas has issued a travel advisory in the wake of police violence in the United States, warning residents to take extra safety precautions if th...

Eliminating inequalities needs affirmative action

The Conversation US | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

The Supreme Court has upheld the affirmative action admission policy of University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the University...

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

Dear Fellow White, Heterosexual, Christian Men: We Should Be Thrilled

David Mochel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Mochel

Looking around today, I feel that white, heterosexual, Christian men (WHCM) should be thrilled. Consider all that what has been accomplished since the...

We Never Had Issues Using Airbnb Until We Changed Our Profile Picture To This

Victoria Yore | Posted 05.09.2016 | Black Voices
Victoria Yore

It is unfortunate that we were able to book with ease in the past and a simple profile picture change seems to have caused us much trouble. The situation is tough and institutionalized racism appears to be the obvious cause.

Business Ownership Will Close the Wealth Gap

Claudia Viek | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Claudia Viek

For National Small Business Week, l'd like to draw attention to the potential of business ownership to address the wealth gap in all of our communitie...

In Conversation: Eddie Glaude Jr. on America's Racial 'Value Gap'

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Note: This interview is part one of a two-part series. Look for the second installment on Monday, May 2. I'm holding in my hand what has bee...

Stolen Lives: Oppressed, Exploited, and Innocent in Prison

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Judge H. Lee Sarokin wrote: "The Guilty Have a Better Chance for Parole or Pardon Than the Innocent." As an innocent prisoner, I've witnessed this myself for the last two decades (and counting). The only thing that has changed over time is that more and more corruption is being exposed. The

Social Justice: Love in action

Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD

After leaving Baltimore for more than two years, I returned to my old neighborhood in Middle East Baltimore, to find it still filled with despair. To ...

Media Blind Spots: The Ghetto and Bernie Sanders

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 03.08.2016 | Media
A. B. Wilkinson

Sanders stated that "white" Americans don't know what it's like to live like African Americans in U.S. ghettos. The statement was right on, but commentators quickly took it out of context.

These Charts Explain How Racial Inequality Continues Into Retirement

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

You have a better chance of retiring in dignity in the United States if you are white. African-American and Latino workers are far less likely than th...

A Trip to South Africa -- Travel and You Shall See

Annika Ziehen | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Annika Ziehen

When politics and its impact on South Africans of all colors come up, I sit back and listen more than I talk. While I do call this country my home, it is technically not, so what do I really know of its issues?

Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Hillary Clinton At Private Event In South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Two Black Lives Matter activists interrupted a private Hillary Clinton fundraising event Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina. Youth activist...

This County Should not Censor a Racial Video out of "White Guilt"

Kimberle Crenshaw | Posted 02.15.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberle Crenshaw

The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) express grave concerns about the recent decision of the Board of Education in Henrico County, Virginia to censor educational material pertaining to racial inequality.

Our Judicial System: Ignoring Injustice or Colluding in It?

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.

These Are The States Making The Most Racial Progress

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices

“I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, w...

White Transit Riders Get Warnings, Black People Get Tickets

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Black adults are 26 percent more likely than whites to get a ticket instead of a warning the first time they're caught not paying public...

Shades of Gray

Marceline Fleurilus | Posted 12.21.2015 | Black Voices
Marceline Fleurilus

A good friend, a doctor, was recently on trial. When he asked if I would come to show support, I asked if he thought it would help. He said, "I believ...

Seeking a Cause for Terrorism, France? Look in the Mirror.

Brian Ross | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Brian Ross

If the people of France want to be safe within their borders, rather than build walls, or barriers to immigration, they must build bridges. France must create a future for their minorities, and live up to the constitutional promises of freedom of religion and assembly.

The Equality Argument For Gun Control

Jacob Schuman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Jacob Schuman

Focusing on the relationship between guns and inequality will allow gun control advocates to argue that restricting firearm access is an essential step towards achieving social justice and economic empowerment.

Striking Images Reflect On Historic 1995 'Million Man March'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices

October 16, 1995 was a historic day. It marked the occasion of the memorable Million Man March, when black Americans from across the country rallied ...

Study: How Long You Wait To See A Doctor Is Linked To Race, Employment

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Minorities and the unemployed spend more time traveling to and waiting for medical care, according to U.S. data from 2005 to 2013. ...

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Reflects On The Origins Of The Movement

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In July 2013, Opal Tometi walked out of a New York movie theater. She had just finished watching Fruitvale Station, a film documenting t...

Elizabeth Warren Goes All In On Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday forcefully called for a renewed focus on the fight for racial justice, arguing that “we have...