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Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

How "White Privilege" Is Helping Black Lives Matter

Ashley Samone Nash | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Ashley Samone Nash

Sadly, it's the voices of multi-millionaires or White pop stars that have taken precedent over those of unsupported coalitions or community organizations.

This Is What It's Like To Be The Only Black Kid In Class

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices

Poet S.C. Says stood out among the white peers he grew up with. He admitted how much this bothered him in a spoken word piece he per...

Let Me Tell You a Parable

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

In 2 Samuel 12 of the Bible, on the heels of David's acts of adultery and murder, the prophet Nathan tells King David a story of a rich man who steals...

Bus Musings, Part II

Lucas Spangher | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Lucas Spangher

Dust rolled around the roadside concession shack as we stood, drinking chai tea. The shack had all the similar characteristics of many working class...

Call it What it Is - White Supremacy, Not 'American Terrorism'

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It wasn't this new "American Terrorism" term that's been used lately to counter stereotypes against Islamophobia. It's much deeper than that. White Supremacy-the over-arching oppressive sense of entitlement by racist/sexist white men-is what's killing many in this country, and have been since the beginning of America's birth.

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Home And Called The Cops

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the...

The City of Light

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Cheryl Carlesimo

I was lucky enough to spend half of my twenties studying film and working with the great French filmmaker, Eric Rohmer, in Paris. As Victor Hugo says, "if you study in Paris, you are born again there."

Why God Is Black

Sohale Sizar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Sohale Sizar

Limiting God to one color seems to be an epistemological error as it undermines His all-expansiveness. So I started investigating the whiteness of God and it was not until I read Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism that I realized that God might not be white.

Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

White People, I Hate Talking About Race As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

What's it like to be white? It's one of several questions that MTV's new documentary "White People," seeks to answer -- What does it fees li...

Have You Seen 'The Wire?'

Paul Achter | Posted 07.21.2015 | Black Voices
Paul Achter

For Whites, saying we loved The Wire may earn us some social capital among more progressive-leaning friends, but unless that social capital is mobilized somehow--unless our attitudes, our voting rates, our actions change--little else happens.

Fully White, Not Fully American: Thoughts On Growing Up White And Hispanic

Victoria Moran | Posted 07.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Victoria Moran

The space I take up in the classroom does not rightfully belong to some smarter, more able American white woman. To be candid, my preoccupation with this idea -- the idea that I didn't earn my opportunity for higher education -- has been my college career's most emotionally debilitating battle.

To My Fellow White Christians, Hear My Plea

Natalie Holm | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Natalie Holm

I am not an activist. I do not protest or boycott or wave signs in front of the courthouse. I have absolutely no desire to read political blogs or engage in debates with people who cling to labels and find their identity in promoting 'causes.'

My Journey As America's Whitest Black Kid

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

I have vivid memories of the breaking news reports announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. There seemed to be a sense of profound sadness by many locals in this northern Maine hamlet. But I also detected a sense of giddiness from others.

70-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Discovers Both Of Her Birth Parents Were White

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

For 70 years, Verda Byrd thought she was an African American woman -- until she recently discovered that both of her birth parents were white. Byr...

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

The Word That Will Change the World

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

As long as we divide the world between "us" and "them," what happened in South Carolina will continue to happen until we start using the word that will change the world: WE.

What Does It Mean to Be Black?

Chad Williams | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

We've gone from gross insensitivity to obnoxious oversensitivity. If we are to agree that both race and gender are social constructs, then how can we logically condemn one for identifying with a different race while lauding one for identifying with a different gender?

Study: What Your Favorite Color Says About Your Value as a Human Being

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Some people looked at the dress and saw white and gold. Some people looked at the dress and saw blue and black. I looked at the dress and saw 1980s pro wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Scientists say it has something to do with the reflection of the light.

How to End Child Poverty for 60 Percent of Poor Children and 72 Percent of All Poor Black Children Today

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is a national disgrace that so many poor children live in the United States of America -- the world's richest economy. It doesn't have to be this way. It's costly. And it's the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military security.

Living in a Self-Segregated World

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

It is one thing to profess the values that all people are equal and that we celebrate diversity, but how many people of a different race do you have over for dinner? Do you live in your home what you say you believe?

Jeremiah Brent: Decorating With White

Domino | Posted 03.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Designer Jeremiah Brent brought the warmth of Morocco's sun-bleached shoreline to his client's Malibu condo.

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' and 'I Can't Breathe!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Can we as a society cut through the vail and begin to know and understand those different from ourselves, to have the ability to walk in the shoes of another, to break down these "us" versus "them" notions that separate?