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Structural Racism

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate On Why He's Not Part Of The Establishment

Quora | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Here's How Brown Plans To Improve Race Relations With $100 Million

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | College

Brown University is devoting $100 million to improve race relations on campus. Christina H. Paxson, the school's president, unveiled a draft plan last...

How to Keep Our Black Boys Alive: Channeling the Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2016 | 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.

Shifting Sands: New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

In the middle of June, at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse at East 161st Street and Third Avenue, a large gathering of people came together to hear panelists parse the "New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene."

America, What Do We Do After Charleston?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather I have been told was a plantation overseer. Never have I been more proud and more ashamed of my dueling ancestral heritages than right now.

What Fear Of Saying 'The N-Word' Really Means

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

President Obama's much-discussed interview with comedian Marc Maron this week drove news outlets into a tizzy after the president said a racial epithe...

AME Church Massacre and America's Inability to Acknowledge Structural Racism

Howard Henderson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices
Howard Henderson, Ph.D.

When a person objectively combines the history of Emanuel AME Church with Pastor Pinckney's political leanings, it is clear that racism was the main factor in the Charleston church shooting.

Police Brutality Against Black Men, Plausible Outcome of Structural Racism

Alev Dudek | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Alev Dudek

The protests for "Ferguson" and Staten Island have not been about single incidents of one black man getting killed by one (white) police officer. They are about institutional racism in the United States, and about excessive use of police force that ends only in its most visible and extreme form.

White on White: We All Have a Role in Working for Racial Justice

Susan Naimark | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Susan Naimark

We have a critical role to play in ensuring equal opportunity for all in this country. And we have an inspiring model to look to for that role, a small yet mighty grassroots organization in Boston that celebrates its 45th anniversary this week.

The Significance of the March on Washington

Michael Wenger | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Wenger

I am blessed to have been among thousands of white college students who participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Lessons From Trayvon

DeAngelo Bester | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
DeAngelo Bester

After several days of action, strategizing and more action, we had the opportunity to take a step back and reflect. There are several key lessons we took from this tragedy that strengthen our commitment to advancing racial justice.

30% Unemployment, Pre-Recession: Immigrant Communities Need Real Recovery

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

For communities of color, 'recovery' can be a vapid term. People of color consistently face rates of unemployment higher than what whites experience in the worst recessions.