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Do Not Target Our Children, Do Not Make Our Teachers Government Puppets

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Yolanda Rondon

In a request to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Representative Bennie Thompson called on a complete review and privacy assessment of the FBI's "Don't Be a Puppet" web-based program, including its use of the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment (VERA).

Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane For His Turban

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.08.2016 | Style

AeroMexico did not allow a well-known Sikh man to board a plane Monday because of his beard and turban. Actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who was on...

H.A.L.T., Democrats! Other People Pay the Price of Our Divisions

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

To my friends supporting Sanders and O'Malley, we share common dreams and values that our Democratic nominee must fulfill. We need a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress to build on the progress that has been made.

Black People Ticketed For Not Wearing Seat Belts In Florida Twice As Often As Whites

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Black people in Florida are being stopped and ticketed for minor seat belt violations nearly twice as often as white people statewide and up to four ...

Yes, Even Online Dating Has White Privilege

Susie Lee | Posted 01.25.2016 | Media
Susie Lee

The swipe-to-reject sites models of popular dating sites can be utterly frustrating for people of color, because judgments based on photos are highly susceptible to the stereotypes and implicit biases that come into play when viewing photos of strangers.

How the Supreme Court Authorized Racial Profiling

Gunar Olsen | Posted 01.25.2016 | College
Gunar Olsen

After the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s dismantled explicitly racist laws, racism became colorblind to survive. Today, although no law ...

Black Student Wins Settlement Over Alleged Barneys Profiling

New York Daily News | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

A young black man who claimed Barneys and the New York Police Department profiled him for credit card fraud because he bought a $349 belt has won a $...

A Sickness Unto Death: Affluenza, Tamir Rice, and the Erasure of Black Childhood

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

This difference, of how our society perceives black and white children is what makes the juxtaposition of Couch and Rice particularly compelling. The individuals within the cogs of the criminal justice system examining the liability of Officers Loehmann and Garmback in the death of Tamir Rice absolved them of responsibility in Rice's tragic death.

Human Trafficking and Racial Justice

Juhu Thukral | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Even as there is greater understanding of these issues of coercion, there is still a basic confusion over how to describe trafficking, and how to convey the experiences of victims and survivors.

Cab Driver Pleads Guilty To Refusing Service To Al Roker

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City taxi driver who black NBC "Today" show weatherman Al Roker said passed him by in favor of picking up another fare fo...

Black Reporter Recalls Being Arrested For Trespassing Near His Own Property

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices

Chis Haynes, a Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, was talking on the phone outside of his Portland, Oregon, hou...

White People on Patrol

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Last year ended with a bitter reality; a black 12-year-old gets shot by the police and the white policeman doesn't even face charges. I live in a world where any of my brothers or cousins, because of the color of their skin and complexion, can be shot by the police.

On Being Brown When Your Father Is White

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Gladstone

I'm African American on my mother's side, and I'm a Russian, Polish Jew from my father. In a world where we're so often told black and white issues don't exist, I have been coerced into telling the world that's exactly what I am: A black and white issue.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

5 Things To Expect When Travelling While Black

Oneika Raymond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

With increased global mobility comes the question: "How will my skin colour be perceived abroad, especially in places where there are very few people who look like me?"

Seeing a Transgender Person Is No Reason to Call 911

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

As a Black trans woman, I am used to unfair and discriminatory treatment, but this was extra upsetting because we were paying customers at a hotel and on our way to a funeral. I felt like I had no rights.

Stop Being Politically Correct!

Erin Havel | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Erin Havel

The current push to stop being politically correct is misguided. Especially when many screaming the loudest for its demise are also those who believe all terrorists are Muslim, all African Americans are criminals, and that changing the name of the Washington Redskins is far worse than offending an entire culture of Native Americans.

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hun...

A Call for All Movements to Unite Against the Corruption of Our Democracy

Beth Green | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Beth Green

At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...

National Security (2015), Military Necessity (1942)

Holly Yasui | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Holly Yasui

Excluding any persons on the basis of race and/or national origin does not make us more secure, but on the contrary undermines the very foundations of our country that make us strong.

Chicago Rarely Penalizes Officers For Complaints, Data Shows

New York Times | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

In 18 years with the Chicago Police Department, the nation’s second-largest, Jerome Finnigan had never been disciplined — although 68 cit...

Putting Faces On the Immigration Debate: The Cortes Family and Ted Roach's '120 Days'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Miguel Cortes was detained for a full week at Wake County Jail without proper access to a telephone or lawyer, and was poised to be deported in chains with a group of others when a friend of the family in Raleigh posted his bail of $5,000.

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Home And Called The Cops

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the...

A White Girl's Take on Police Shootings

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.17.2015 | Crime
Melissa McCarty

Fear is the primary cause of increased officer involved shootings. The growing social uprising is from mounting resentment towards law enforcement wit...

I Was Arrested Just for Being a Black Trans Woman

Meagan Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Meagan Taylor

As a Black trans woman, I am used to unfair and discriminatory treatment, but this was extra upsetting because we were paying customers at a hotel and on our way to a funeral. I felt like I had no rights.