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Racial Profiling

Black Lives Matter is Under Attack

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

If Black Lives Matter is responsible for so much good, then why on Earth are they trying to link it to hate groups similar to the KKK? Because Black Lives Matter is working.

Why We Need a New Chicano Movement

Mike Leyba | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Mike Leyba

It's time for us brown people to step up. Let's begin reclaiming our history and our movement, and stand with others also fighting for liberation. We don't need a savior to come rescue us; we need to claim that which is rightfully ours - our history, our culture, our right to self-identify, and our united voice.

Let It Shine

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna' let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine." These lines, from a traditional gospel spiritual song...

Maryland Attorney General Issues Guidance Against Police Racial Profiling

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

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Blind People See Race Differently, And Perhaps More Wisely

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.25.2015 | Science

Most of us take note of another person's race. We check it off almost automatically, and we do it based on looks. But blind people can't make such sn...

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil, & "Double Consciousness"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."

We Need Mobile Justice -- Not BART Watch

Zachary Norris | Posted 08.14.2015 | San Francisco
Zachary Norris

Last week, an investigation conducted by reporter Darwin BondGraham at the East Bay Express exposed how passengers are using the new BART security app, BART Watch, to racially profile fellow riders.

Obama Administration Must Take Action Against Rampant Racial Profiling, Rights Violations Near U.S. Borders

Christian Ramirez | Posted 08.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Christian Ramirez

Unchecked corruption within Customs and Border Protection must be part of any discussion regarding the US southern border. The time has come to talk about reforming the agency. The Obama administration has the means to move us forward and should do so immediately.

A State of Emergency

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

A year after the 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the town is once again in turmoil. A lot has happened since Brown's killing last year.

#BlackMouthsMatter

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur

This #BlackLivesMatter movement was not the result of a mandate by Congress or laws set forth by State governments. It is merely a fierce grassroots movement that has created enormous awareness to a series of incidents that have involved police shootings and unarmed black males.

6 Times Black TV Shows Perfectly Portrayed Policing in America

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments...

Caught on Camera: Police Racism

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.

Myths About Latino/as From the Racist Lady at IHOP

Marisel Moreno | Posted 08.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Let's take a look at some of the misinformed statements that the woman at IHOP makes and see the key stereotypes and misconceptions about U.S. Latinos/as that they reveal.

This App Could Help Combat Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

  Like many people of color, Mbye Njie says he's been racially profiled by police. And like many people of color -- he's fed up. Now, Njie ...

Experiencing Police Brutality Made Me An Activist

Monica Raye Simpson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
Monica Raye Simpson

No one I knew ever trusted the police. We never believed that they were there to protect and serve us. This became abundantly clear when I was 14 years old.

Snoop Dogg Claims Swedish Police Racially-Profiled Him

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices

Rapper Snoop Dogg performed in Sweden on Saturday before he was pulled over by the police in Uppsala on suspicion of being under the influence of ille...

No, White People Will Never Understand the Black Experience

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

White people, no matter how nice, how good, how desirous of honest equality, can only understand so much of something they cannot viscerally experience. I know because I thought I knew... until I discovered how little I actually did.

10 Rules to Help Black Boys Survive

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and girls are routinely profiled, abused, arrested, and killed with impunity by police officers. We must stop this. We must protect the lives of our young people -- all of them.

Will Sandra Bland's Case Finally Make Black Women's Lives Matter?

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

It is terrifying to consider that it takes the body of a black woman hanging dead in a jail cell -- over a traffic violation no less -- to finally get national attention on the issue of racist, police brutality against us.

How to Keep Our Black Boys Alive: Channeling the Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: just about every Black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police.

5 Fallacies Poisoning U.S. Politics

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The last thirty years have seen private sector dominance of government. The results are disastrous and clearly seen. Tax codes and laws were established to benefit specific corporations and industries, while creating barriers to entry for new technologies and small companies.

Nas Shares Passionate Instagram Post About Racial Inequality

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Rapper Nas has recorded music addressing social issues that affect the black community, so it’s no surprise that the veteran lyricist has chimed in ...

Unequal Justice

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Teresa C. Younger

Our criminal justice system is not just. If you are a person of color, the very people who are supposed to protect you are often the greatest threat. It is worse for women of color, the fastest growing prison population.

Charleston Massacre and Anti-Black State Violence Fueled By the Same Racist Beliefs

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day commemorated for having the last enslaved Blacks freed in America, it's time we seriously address the vitriolic legacies of white supremacy.

DOJ Shouldn't Wait for the Next Crisis in Policing

Alan Jenkins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Alan Jenkins

Cleveland is not isolated. Many police departments were receiving COPS funds as they were being investigated by DOJ or entering into settlements in order to comply with constitutional and civil rights law.