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Police and Black Men Are At War, And The Two Men I Love Are On The Battlefield

Jennifer Borget | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Borget

My husband always has the option of changing careers. My son can never change who he is. But my son and other black boys need allies in uniform to protect him. Allies like his father.

Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

It's what my high school film teacher Mr. Hosney would call a 700-layer-cake experience, that with each new viewing of the film, another layer of insight -- whether cultural, generational, or emotional -- is uncovered.

Dear College Kids, Would You Listen to Samantha White?

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

I'm tired of white people telling me racism is no longer an issue. I'm tired of people of color being slighted by a system that doesn't work for them. Most of all, I'm tired of being tuned out -- by people of all colors.

Soy Latina, También

Bianca Betancourt | Posted 10.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bianca Betancourt

"[They think] Sofia Vergara. They think Eva Mendes. They think JLo. They think, you know, all these girls that are very, very light, basically look white and have an accent. And a lot of times [others] and I get dismissed as Latina because we're not immediately identifiable."

15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're a Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion
Sarah Gladstone

Once you're in, you're in, but the idea of having to "prove" something about a fundamental part of who you are, just because you don't have the "right look," seems absurd. Not all Jews are white with curly brown hair, OK? That's never been the way it was and it never will be.

Amma Asante's Belle: An Important Film

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Sheryl Estrada

As a black woman of diverse heritage myself, which includes a grandmother who was biracial and raised in the deep south of the U.S. in the 1930s, where slavery only ended only about 60 years prior, this important film resonates with me.

The Question I Never Want To Answer Again

Andromeda Turre | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Andromeda Turre

I'm pretty sure there is no box for that. You might need a suitcase for all of that. And knowing that will not likely help you to relate to me, understand me or know me any more than you did five seconds ago.

When Classroom Dramas Play Out in Identity Crises

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

Piercing my nose or vacationing in Cape Cod does not make me Indian or Irish. I am both and neither, an absurdity I will struggle to make sense of for the rest of my life.

Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.13.2014 | Black Voices

Who is Black? What is Blackness? In a country where the face of the future is becoming ever more ethnically ambiguous, Blackness must be recognize...

Why Can't Madison Avenue Accept My Family?

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

If real-life middle America accepts my husband, son and me as a family, why can't Madison Avenue? We don't need to look like we "fit" because we already do.

Actor Corbin Bleu On Being Biracial And The 'Token Black' Role

OWN | Posted 02.04.2014 | OWN

Before "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu became a teenage heartthrob at age 16, he was a young boy who found himself targeted by bullies who didn...

Are Spas Ignoring the Needs of Ethnic Women?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

Increasingly more and more African-American, Hispanic, Asian, biracial and other ethnic women are asking a question prior to booking their facial appointment. The question is, 'Do you have someone who knows how to work with my skin?'

OMG It's Michael Yo!

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Bryan Cain-Jackson

I know that when I see a comedian, as an audience member I'm hoping that I'm about to see a real story that has comedic ironies at which I can laugh at and relate to. That's where Michael Yo comes in.

My Coming Out Story

Cristina Lara | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristina Lara

Where were Latinos during the Great Depression? What were Latinos doing when Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were giving speeches on racial equality? Why weren't we in history textbooks?

(WATCH): I Didn't Know I Was Biracial

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As a child, Rebekah Borucki questioned why she didn't look quite like the rest of her white family. But it wasn't until she was an adult that she lear...

Coming Out As Biracial

medium.com | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah...

LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais' Children's Book Teaches Kids All About Diversity

Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

When actress Garcelle Beauvais first arrived in Massachusetts from Haiti, it was the first time she felt different from those around her. "When I went...

Rising Above Ignorance

Stephanie Downs | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Stephanie Downs

One of my friends mentioned that she thought it was weird when a white woman was with a black man. She was quick to say after that she didn't mean it to be offensive and did believe that people should be with whomever they wanted, but that didn't change the fact that she said it, and that I heard it.

WATCH: Why Lenny Kravitz Didn't Like Being Called 'Black'

OWN | Posted 05.30.2013 | OWN

As a Grammy Award-winning musician, Lenny Kravitz seems to transcend genres to create an indescribably cool sound. Though his musical style may escape...

What Kind Of Asian Are You? Where Are You Really From?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.16.2014 | Los Angeles

"What kind of Asian are you?" "Where are you really from?" Up there with shouts of "ching chong" and slant-eyed taunts, these questions are a ...

AlterTheater Presents The Dead Girl

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Ann Brebner's story takes place after a devastating loss that forces a multi-racial family to rebuild with the help -- and sometimes hindrance -- of an unexpected visitor.

My Kids Are Biracial: Let's Discuss

Jenn Horton | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Just because I know something doesn't mean it should be known. I usually don't have any insight into what led them to their question or statement toward me. I just know that there's something in it that might not feel easy to navigate. Much of what is worthwhile is not easy.

15 Things Never To Say To Parents Of Biracial Kids

The Stir | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents
The Stir

These days, mixed-race babies account for 7 percent of the kids born to American moms every year. So why are the parents of biracial kids still hearing the same tired, old comments our parents and grandparents heard (or, God forbid, made!) back in the day?

On Having Compassion For Others: Learning To See Past 'The Mask'

Tara Brach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Richie had truly "seen" Sharon -- her vulnerability and spirit, and he'd expressed his care by mirroring her goodness. It took another year and a half for her to tell him what those gifts had meant to her, and to apologize. But because he hadn't given up on her, a thaw had begun.

Notes of an Adopted Self, Part 3

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

Once it became clear that I was who I said I was and she was who she said she was (based on the info I'd gotten over the past 20 years), Vanessa said, "I've been waiting for this call for 40 years." Her tone was a combination of relieve and disbelief.