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New Film On Jordan Davis' Death Exposes The Truth About Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices

Monday marks three years since Jordan Davis' death. For his parents Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, it has felt like an eternity. Davis, a black 17-year-ol...

GOP Denying Women Basic Economic Rights

Alev Dudek | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Women in the U.S.A. to date make approximately 79 cents to every dollar made by men. The reasons for the discrepancy are complex.

Don't Believe the Hype: Charlie Sheen and the Science of HIV Transmission

Jim Downs | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Downs

Claiming that Sheen, Hollywood's notorious bad boy, contracted the virus because of sex with many partners only confirms stereotypes about the epidemic that began over three decades ago.

The Internet Didn't Give A Damn About HIV Patients This Week

Josh Robbins | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Josh Robbins

If this is what it is like in 2015 to come out of the closet as living with HIV, and this is the best we can expect from the Internet, I question why many don't understand if HIV stigma still exists. To the Internet: Nobody deserves HIV. Nobody deserves feeling stigmatized.

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...

What Grandparent Stereotypes Are Getting All Wrong

Teresa Kindred | Posted 11.07.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

While having a grandchild makes a grandparent, it doesn't make us all alike. Yet, most often when we are portrayed by the media or advertisers, we have silver hair, wear glasses and are pleasantly plump or if you are man, you are usually pictured as bald... We don't all sit on the front porch in rocking chairs knitting booties or crocheting sweaters.

#LatinasAreNot Going To Stand For Stereotypes, This Hashtag Proves It

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices

"Spicy, exotic, fetish or sassy" are all words often used when Latinas are described in film, television and mainstream media. To fight back against t...

Should Even Tech Companies Strive For Age Diversity?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

Of course companies should strive for age diversity, 'even in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.' Make that especially in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.

Today's Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Ten years, eight months. That's how long I've been an academic librarian. And, still, I love what I do.

Why I'm Absolutely An Angry Black Woman

Dominique Matti | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices
Dominique Matti

Because I am not seen as a woman. Because they don't care about my pain. Because they don't believe in my pain. Because they forgive themselves without atoning. Because I'm not free. Because I want more. Because I deserve better.

To The Guy Who Asked Me Where I'm 'Really' From

Marie Zafimehy | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Marie Zafimehy

Thank you for reminding me who I really am. I thought we were now beyond ethnic identities. But apparently not. There is still quite a long way to go. And it's a shame.

28 Badass Women You Should Be Following On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women

A new initiative from Instagram will highlight women who are using the platform to tell  their inspiring stories  -- and challenging gender ...

17 WTF ‘Latino’ Costumes That’ll Make You Want To Scream

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.20.2015 | Latino Voices

If you think fake blood and maniacal clown masks are terrifying, wait until you see these costumes.   Halloween is a time to ...

Kids Say The Worst Things About LA & NY In The Cutest Way

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy

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Why This "Girl in Tights" is Over the "No Homo" Defense of Ballet Boys

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts
Nadia Khayrallah

What does it say about our cultural values that staring at butts (as long as it's hetero) is considered a more acceptable motivation for boys in ballet than practicing a challenging art form?

On Being A Chinese-American Woman

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.

If My Black-Sounding Name Offends You, Please Don't Hire Me

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
DaShanne Stokes

So, as I look ahead to graduation and re-entering the job market, I know that I'll continue to face discrimination because of my name. I only pray that Raven-Symoné and anyone who would discriminate against me, or anyone else, won't hire me. I've got much better things to do with my time.

'You Talk White:' Being Black and Articulate

Keith Powell | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

All of my black friends have been told at some point or another during their lifetime that they "talk white." The person who says it likely doesn't know many black people. Black people are generally seen as uneducated thugs. I do not appear to be an uneducated thug. Therefore, I must talk white.

The Hardest Part About Dating As A Divorced 20-Something

Meytal Markman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Divorce
Meytal Markman

I was 28 years old when I filed for divorce and became single again for the first time since I was legally allowed to drink.

New Study Confirms Depressing Truth About Names And Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

Students with stereotypically "black"-sounding names tend to be labeled as troublemakers by teachers. Job applicants with such names are less li...

10 Things They Never Told You About Africa

Nadege Seppou | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
Nadege Seppou

There are too many negative facts about the African continent floating around the Internet, so here's an attempt to increase the number of positive writings on the continent. Let your perceptions be changed!

Crossing the Line at Fairyland

Georgia Kolias | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

On an unbearably hot Saturday afternoon, after a stir-crazy morning at home, and so much indecision about what to do, I loaded my three children into...

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat -- I'm Not a F*cking Twink

Albert Serna Jr | Posted 09.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Albert Serna Jr

Everywhere I go, there is always some smart ass queen  --  or straight person who wants to get cheeky -- that likes to drop the name 'twink' on me. And although it was funny the first couple times, it's really f*cking irritating to hear.

How to Avoid Making Assumptions and False Expectations

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Stay open minded and try to understand where the other person is coming from. You will never really know what other people are thinking unless you have mind reading superpowers.

White Baby Boomers: Being Told You've Microaggressed Is a Good Thing

Anna Joseph | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Anna Joseph

As white, social-justice-oriented students, one of the spaces our white privilege allows us to enter is yours, the adults who populate our world, when you voice concerns that our focus on microaggressions constitutes a bridge too far.