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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.

What You Didn't See When You Looked at A "Skinny Mom"

Jennifer S. White | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Jennifer S. White

I'm a thin mom who loves to move my body, who loves to eat healthy food and have a glass of wine and some dark chocolate every night, who loves to sit on the front porch with my husband after the kids go to bed, who loves to read, who loves my children---who, frankly, is a person beyond my physical exterior, and I recognize this.

Confessions of a Code-Switcher: 'Talking White' as an Accent

Joshua Adams | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

While we may speak similarly as another from the same culture, a racially monolithic way of talking is simply not possible. We deserve to give each other room for cultural background and experience, and should not force each other to conform into our conceptions of their group.

Unmasking Black Gay Privilege

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

I have benefitted from black gay privilege throughout my career as a senior human resources, financial and diversity officer. I have accessed spaces and opportunities that "stereotypical" black men were not able to access.

Confessions Of a (Insert Your Major Here)

Uloop | Posted 05.17.2015 | College

Don't judge people by their majors. Genuinely ask them what aspect they want to use their major for, and if they aren't quite sure, don't get all crazy on them. Be accepting, that is all.

How Mindfulness Combats Racial Biases And Stereotyping

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.09.2014 | Science

As the national conversation about racial prejudice -- and its role in deadly police confrontations with unarmed people of color -- continue, one poin...

My Struggle With Stereotyping As A Chinese Adoptee

Emily Champion | Posted 01.17.2015 | Teen
Emily Champion

I suppose you could call me a Chinese-American, but truth is, I'm not really all Chinese and I'm not really all American. I feel different ways in different situations.

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Aging Is All In Your Head, Study Says | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks," you might joke. Or think to yourself, "I'm too old to do that." Stop it, we beg you. A new study shows percep...

Putting Implicit Racial Bias to the Test

Lecia Brooks | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Lecia Brooks

Discovering these biases shouldn't make one feel ashamed or fearful that he or she is a racist. Uncovering implicit bias and guarding against it is a responsible and necessary step for anyone dedicated to eliminating bigotry and prejudice.

Asian-American Men: Hunks of Burning Love or Wimps With Small Wieners?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

It is high time that we end bullying against and stereotyping of Asian-American men and start celebrating them! I contacted Ranier Maningding, the innovator behind the wildly popular blog The Love Life of an Asian Guy, and he described in detail the bullying that he's experienced as a result of being an Asian-American male, and how he's overcome it.

First Impression Bias - How to Avoid the Prejudice Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

Make yourself aware of the fact that your experiences can also have a negative effect, keeping you from being more effective. Realize that preconceived opinions and ideas can obstruct your view of the essential.

How Stereotypes Take Shape

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

Unfair and offensive as they may be, stereotypes are ubiquitous. Logic tells us it’s ludicrous to label all, or most, members of a particular ethnic...

I'm More Than Just 140 Characters Worth Of Hashtags

Jackson Barnett | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I'm going to save my labels for things that are the most important to me: things that are even more specific than "vegetarian," "photographer" or "musician."

The 'Can I Pray For You' Encounter

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes I will get asked what I have. Sometimes it's just why do I have a wheelchair. Then I'll be asked if I have faith or have asked for my forgiveness of my sins and to be saved. And every time, I am asked if I am willing to accept their deity into my heart.

Why Is The Villain in Dragon 2 The Only Non-White Character?

Olivia Cole | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

How to Train Your Dragon 2 could have been great. But one detail holds it back from greatness, and that's the decision of writer and director Dean DeBlois to make the only non-white character in the film the super-evil mega-villain.

Woman at Work: Intercultural Complexities -- Are You Too Dynamic to Succeed Globally?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Businesswomen have to be agile, resourceful and resilient to excel in a male-dominated business environment. Of the many obstacles they must navigate, one of the toughest is the challenge of cross-cultural business.

What American Hustle Doesn't Tell You About ABSCAM

James Zogby | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

There was another dimension of ABSCAM which American Hustle doesn't consider and media reviews have ignored and that is the impact ABSCAM had on Arab Americans.

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Belle Beth Cooper

Being aware of the mistakes we naturally make in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them. Unfortunately, most of these occur subconsciously, so it will also take time and effort to avoid them -- if you even want to.

The 'Gay Best Friend' Effect: A Friendly Takedown of Benevolent Stereotyping

Lauren Duca | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Lauren Duca

So many girls "just want a gay best friend," and can you blame them? Why shouldn't all ladies want a man who will just listen and go shopping but isn't a total betch like their girlfriends are can be? The thing is that grouping all gay men into this "gay best friend" bundle counts as stereotyping.

Book Excerpt: He's a Different Kind of Black

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The community of my upbringing was middle-class, Asian-American, and suburban.

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Homophobia: A Guide for Straight People

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

The following are 10 strategies geared toward heterosexual men and women, who are key to dismantling forms of communication that invisibilize LGBT people. The catch is that a few of them require straight people to step outside the heteronormative comfort zone and pretend to be gay.

Conservative Commentators Further "Racialize" Immigration Debate

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To stereotype and scapegoat all followers of Islam is as invalid as blaming all Christians for the despicable actions perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber who was a devout Christian.

Study: Racial Stereotyping Linked To Less Creativity, Greater Chance Of Landing A Top Job

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

In a recent study out of Tel Aviv University, researchers found that people with an inclination to put certain racial groups into a box (aka stereotyp...

The Difficult Issue of Attractiveness Discrimination

Brad Reid | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

Civil rights judicial decisions have prohibited gender-stereotyping in the workplace. Should appearance and attractiveness stereotyping become a part of this doctrine?

The True Meaning of Singlism

Bella DePaulo | Posted 03.11.2013 | Women
Bella DePaulo

Because singlism is built right into American laws, it is not possible to be single and not be a target of discrimination.