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Racial Inequality

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.

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.