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Ohio Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Comparing Baltimore Protesters To 'Planet Of The Apes'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices

An Ohio sheriff's deputy was fired Wednesday after he admitted to posting racist comments on his Twitter account. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly ...

Louis C.K. Compares Child Molesting To Eating Candy Bars On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy

Comedian Louis C.K. really likes Mounds bars, perhaps a little too much. On the Season 40 finale of "Saturday Night Live," the comedian took his lo...

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited -- and Often Mistaken -- Understanding of Native American History

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

The controversy surrounding the Washington football team name is in some ways a bellwether. Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity.

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

A federal grand jury indicted a student at the University of Mississippi on two separate civil rights charges on Friday for hanging a noose and a flag...

The White Person's Guide to Eliminating Racism

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Luckily, conservative whites have spent an awful lot of time recently telling other races and cultures how they can go about fixing their issues, so there is already a guide for white people to follow to help with their racist tendencies.

It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

James Meyerson | Posted 03.13.2015 | New York
James Meyerson

Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.

16 Quotes To Remind America That Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

Suddenly, he paused, looked at me intently and said, 'Son, you're a black male, and that's two strikes against you.' To the general public, anything that I did would be perceived as malicious and deserving of severe punishment and I had to govern myself accordingly. I was seven years old.

Who Wants to Talk About That?

Tom F. Driver | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Tom F. Driver

Racism is so ingrained in the American experience that no one who has grown up here is free of it -- white, black, or anyone else. Until we acknowledge that, describe it, and share it across the racial divide we are not free.

Jesus Is Dead, and So Are We. Eric Garner Is Our Only Hope for Resurrection.

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

We must continue to breathe life into his story and case. We must use the details of the horrific tragedy of Eric Garner's death to shock life into the people of this nation. We must keep demanding justice. Do not ever stop telling the story of Eric Garner. Get out into the streets and breathe the breath of life into this dead, racist nation.

What Really Happens When You're a Light-Skinned Latino

Sean Flores | Posted 01.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Sean Flores

Once I became versed in privilege and oppression in college, my pride was heightened. Seeing myself as the poster child of oppression, I was eager to share my story and was provided with plenty of opportunities to do so.

Why Children's Cartoons Have A Sexism Problem

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Pretty much without fail, all the classic old cartoons featured a cast almost entirely made up of male characters, with a handful of females tossed in for the express purpose of serving as a sexual foil for the guys

Amazon Warns About 'Racial Prejudices' In 'Tom And Jerry'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

Cartoons today aren't like they used to be, and maybe that's a good thing. BBC reports that Amazon Prime is accompanying "Tom and Jerry" with a cau...

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

Stephen Colbert Just Thanked Racism

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert doesn't blame racism for John Boehner suing Barack Obama; he thanks it. Nearly all United States presidents have issued executive o...

Biracial Woman Talks To KKK Members To Confront Racism Face-To-Face

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

Most people would be afraid to confront a member of the Ku Klux Klan to talk about racism, but one filmmaker has made it her mission to do just that. ...

How Can White People Better Talk About Racism?

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Amelia Shroyer

Some people say American racism is "getting better," but this could not be further from the truth. The manners in which racism takes form have simply changed.

The Year in Racism

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

When a celebrity get busted for driving drunk with an ounce of cocaine, they at least admit to having a problem and check into a clinic. When a politician gets caught having an affair, they at least suggest they have let people down and get counseling. But for some reason being racist is the only sin that provides political cover.

NBA Rejects Racism, MLB And NFL Continue Their Silence

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo are not something said in private. They are as public as it gets. Millions of dollars are made each year by the sale of merchandise with these names and logos prominently appearing. Yet the leagues do nothing.

These Charities Are Rejecting Donations From Disgraced Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact

Donald Sterling's public image continues to crumble before our eyes after the NBA team owner's blatantly racist remarks were caught on tape for the wo...

Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

'Color-Blinded-Ness' Is Racism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

When meritocracy dies, racism will die too, and we will have a far more beautiful world.

Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling File Missing Context Reports

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Cliven Bundy: "Hello, Donald?" Donald Sterling: "Yes?" Bundy: "This is Cliven Bundy." Sterling: "Yes, Cliven, I've been meaning to call to tell you...

The Story of the Woman-Bashing Meme

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Varda Epstein

Here's a funny thing about politics: people assume that "right-wing conservative" translates to gun-toting, anti-abortion, intolerant, bigoted, sexist homophobe

My TeleNovella Life: Becoming That Girl

Annette Ramos | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Annette Ramos

Shame saturated my identity. I though that I was the only one in the world struggling, believing something was very wrong with me.