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Racial Inequality

Yes You Can Be Black. And It Won't Cost You Much at All.

Algernon Austin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Algernon Austin

You've always wanted to be black. Well now you can be with the Blackness Card™. The Blackness Card will grant any white person honorary black status and a certified black experience™ anywhere within the United States.

Why Do You Fear My Brown Skin?

Romal Tune | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Romal Tune

Until white people are brave enough to admit their prejudice, talk about the inherent racial hierarchy that stigmatizes our culture, and work to deconstruct this mindset, we will continue to experience the pain of these assumptions and the mistreatment of people who don't look like them.

Rachel Dolezal On 'Today': 'I Identify As Black'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices

Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former NAACP leader whose white parents say she misrepresented her identity by masquerading as a black woman for years, ...

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Earth Day, Race Day, Gun Day, Money Day

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Efforts to reverse those changes -- masquerading as "religious freedom," "pro-life," and "voter fraud" laws -- are rampant, but if public opinion polls are any guide, the rising demographic of young and diverse Americans will pose an increasingly powerful counterforce to reactionary politicians.

U.S. Police Officers Kill Primarily Because They Are Attacked, Not To Disrupt Crime

Alev Dudek | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Police officers in the U.S.A. are not better or worse than in Germany or Great Britain. What determines the conduct of an average police officer is the political and organizational climate in which they operate.

What Ever Happened to Post-Racism?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We must make this country a nation of equal protection under the law with equal opportunity for everyone. If we truly would like to be post-racial one day, we cannot continue to live in denial, or turn a blind eye towards reality, or remain complacent today. It's as simple as that.

Racial Inequality Has Sucked Trillions From The Economy, New Report Says

Fusion | Emily DeRuy | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

In just three decades, people of color will make up the majority of the United States’ population. But as the nation grows more diverse, so too does...

In a City of 'Good People,' How Can 'Selma' Happen?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We often portray life within these moralistic extremes -- good people versus bad people, instead of people who do good things or people who do bad things.

Freedom at Last From Discriminatory Lending: A Fairer Future With Technology

Jason van den Brand | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
Jason van den Brand

Changing the way one applies for a loan doesn't simply mean stating for 28 pages that a borrower will not be discriminated against, or that we should depend solely on federal and state regulations to curb financial intuitions' racist lending practices.

Anti-Racism and Feminism: Can They Co-Exist?

K. Sujata | Posted 04.11.2015 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Anti-racism and feminism: Can they co-exist? For Chicago Foundation for Women that question is not an intellectual exercise. We have to answer the question with a resounding "yes" or surely we fail at our mission to lift up all women where we find them.

Artist Addresses Racial Injustice, From 1700s Europe To Present Day America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts

Titus Kaphar doesn't quite turn absences into presences, but rather into something in between. His artwork conjures a space somewhere between here and...

The Post-Ferguson World: Rules for White People

Todd Paglia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Todd Paglia

The racial division that is acutely visible in America today is an opening, an opportunity for partnership, and in this partnership my role is service. I will support the leaders at the forefront of one of the most important human rights flashpoints in our country's history.

Race Relations: Forgetting Ferguson, Remembering 1967, Contemplating the Future

Frank Islam | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Frank Islam

Since the shooting and killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson by a police officer and other tragic incidents between African Americans and police in face-to-face encounters and the subsequent protests, a national dialogue on race relations has begun once again.

The Worst States for Black Americans

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business

Racial disparities in social and economic outcomes exist in all parts of the United States. Black Americans make about 62 cents for every dollar earne...

Something Has to Change and It Must Start Here -- With You and With Me

Amy Mascott | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Amy Mascott

Yesterday I realized something. Something big. It's this: if I want change to happen, it has to start here. I'm a mother of three kids, 10, 9, and 7 years old, and if I want change to happen, it must. Start. Here. With me. With my family.

The Greatest Power and Privilege of All

Isa Adney | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Isa Adney

Love may not raise test scores. But I think it creates the kind of safety net that helps people develop the kind of resilience and skills and motivation they need to fight through whatever lack of privilege they may have been born into.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

Resurrecting Hope

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Democracy is worth fighting for. Regardless of the president's popularity, progressives need to get involved in this election and fight for candidates that hold our values.

Turning Out the Vote Should Be the Focus of Ferguson October

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Regardless of how successful protests like the one in Ferguson are at changing public opinion, the best way to combat the systemic inequality that plagues all levels of government is to vote.

Reproducing Race

Dov Fox | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Dov Fox

It's not hard to sympathize with parents' hopes to save a future child from racial taunts or confused identity. And yet it is troubling for donor services to accentuate race in ways that invite parents to exclude wholesale from their consideration all donors of a particular race.

The Fleeting Dream of Homeownership

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

America's homeownership divide is not only a problem in and of itself, but a symptom of many other obstacles to wealth accumulation that disproportionately affect America's black population.

What the Michael Brown Case Tells Us About Women, Fear, and Black Males

Eternity E Martis | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Eternity E Martis

In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.

Privileged White Guys On Fox News Agree: There's No Such Thing As White Privilege

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2014 | Media

Isn't it funny how that works?

Understanding Ferguson: Electing Obama Isn't Enough

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 10.26.2014 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

Whether it's 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, or 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, racial prejudice still informs access to adequate education, employment opportunities and advancement, well beyond the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.