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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 01.18.2016 | 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 oppressi...

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 publi...

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 10.09.2015 | 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 c...

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

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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 ...

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Note to Hillary: Hearts and Minds Must Be Changed on Race

Keith Rushing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

Hillary's inability to envision changing hearts and minds shows she misunderstands history as it relates to racial struggle. She shows she doesn't get the moment we're in right now. Settling for simply a policy agenda, is, well, just settling. That's not what black people are looking to do.

Black Lives Matter Releases Video Of Closed-Door Meeting With Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly released video of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private meeting with Black Lives Matter activists ...

Julian Bond Reflection on Today's Racial Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The following is drawn from an interview with Julian Bond in 2013 for a report that was never published. In this interview, Julian Bond reflects on where we are 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. King gave his famous "I Have A Dream Speech."

Artist Photographs Geisha In Blackface To Address Changing State Of Race And Gender

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts

A geisha is a traditional female Japanese performance artist and hostess who entertains customers, often male, with various skills and artistic p...

Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Policy Platform To Combat Racial Inequality

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

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The Price of Speaking Up Against Inequality

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Claiming there is no price to pay for speaking up against inequality is akin to colorblindness. It may be well intentioned, but it is a dangerous lie. When a kid says that they "don't see race" they may have the best of intentions.

Do the Police See Shades of Black?

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

This belief that a light-skinned man is less likely to be harassed than a man of a darker shade is ignorance at its worst. The hashtag we all use these days says #BlackLivesMatter -- last time I checked, that wasn't shade specific. They don't see shades, why should we?

Let's Get Rid of the Term 'White Privilege'

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem with white privilege is that the concept is painfully easy to refute. I'm referring to white individuals who hear the word "privilege" thrown at them and interpret it as an individual attack rather than as a societal fact.

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.