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Racial Tensions

John Legend: Racism Is Killing Our Kids

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices

HBO's upcoming documentary, "Southern Rites", delves into the role of race in modern day America. It's a hefty subject, but the film has been expertly...

Lilly Workneh

This Documentary Powerfully Explores Two Counties That Have Been Racially Divided For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub's new documentary, “Southern Rites," is a powerful portrayal of how perceptions and politics have divided tw...

Baltimore -- Riot v. Rebellion

Shermin Kruse | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

I am struck by the different lenses through which identical events unfold and the challenges involved in unification.

From Ferguson, to Baltimore, to...?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The US social fabric is going through a test whose outcome is anyone's guess. If you look at the history of unrests in the US, it is clear that they a...

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz: Obama To Blame For Baltimore Riots Because He 'Inflamed' Racial Tensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday blamed President Barack Obama for the racial tensions and unrest unrolling across the U.S., includi...

Relating to Race Over Dinner: "Memphis" in Fort Collins

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Carol Smaldino

Aside from the issues of dinner theater in general, there is a compelling reason to acknowledge that this experience of seeing and feeling the Tony award winning show "Memphis," is a surprising one in several ways.

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Martin was more than just another young black male gunned down in an act of senseless violence. He became and will remain a challenge to the nation to do something about that violence.

My Taxi Driver Reads Chomsky: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in South Africa

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

I think South Africa needs more taxi drivers like Paul, and kids like the ones in Philippi. I think it needs more sociology and international relations majors. Because if you don't know why things are the way they are, it's going to be difficult to push with any impact toward the way they ought to be.

From Despair to Repair: Preparing College Students to Navigate Racial Conflicts on Campus

Roderick Carey | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roderick Carey

Those of us who work to aid students in getting to college need to think a bit more about how well these students are emotionally and psychologically prepared to confront the racial and cultural conflicts they will encounter.

Springsteen, Eminem and "The Huxtable Effect"

Craig Werner | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Craig Werner

A child of the 1980s who's openly critical of the cultural trends he identifies, author David Sirota describes the Huxtable Effect as the source of "two of the most deceptive arguments" supporting the idea that race can be "transcended."

Baptist Leader: Obama, Black Pastors Fanning 'Racialist Fires' By Addressing Trayvon Case

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm condemns the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin ...

Michael Steele: Some White Republicans Are 'Scared Of Me'

David Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following article was produced by the Raw Story and written by David Edwards. Since being elected the first African-American RNC chairman, Michae...

Gay is not the New Black

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

The Prop 8 debate has caused polarization between white gay community and African Americans. Saying "Gay is the new black" poses the problems for many African Americans

AP Poll: Racial Misgivings Of Whites Loom Over Election

AP | RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-thir...