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Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Nadia Dawisha

Pop culture visibility matters, and Misee Harris deserves to be part of it.

Dave Jamieson

This Congressman Wants To Give You The Right To Sue Union Busters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If your boss tramples on your right to organize in the workplace, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) believes you should be able to sue for da...

The Jim Crow North? Dining in New York City Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Chin Jou | Posted 07.24.2014 | New York
Chin Jou

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law is often recognized as a repudiation of racial segregation in the southern states. But this common association overlooks the reality of discrimination in public accommodations in the North, including in America's largest city.

How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace if You're Suffering From Postpartum Depression

Tom Spiggle | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Tom Spiggle

Do your best not to let shame keep you from protecting yourself. Mental illness, like postpartum depression, is real and can have dire effects on your work performance and personal life.

It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

Martha Burk | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

So while we're reminiscing about the glory days of the U.S. space program, remember the women who were left behind -- that giant step should have been for womankind too.

Appraisals: A Missing Link in Fair Housing/Fair Lending Debates

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Once again those families and communities that have long been and continue to be subject to discriminatory (and often predatory) behavior, pay a high price. But so do many who have not traditionally been victimized by these practices.

Moving Forward After Today's Executive Orders

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

We urge the next Congress to introduce a comprehensive bill that addresses discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations like the comprehensive laws we have passed in many states.

ENDA Was Awful Before Hobby Lobby

Noah Baron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Noah Baron

ENDA is to employment nondiscrimination what civil unions are to marriage -- a token, but ultimately simply another reminder that LGBT persons are regarded as less-than, and that discrimination against us is regarded as more legitimate than it is against nearly any other group in the United States today.

It Ain't Easy Being Tall (Or So I Hear)

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

My husband is tall. Without heels, I don't reach his chest. That's right. He's lanky and has exceptionally and borderline-disproportionately long monkey arms, and no buttocks whatsoever. Just a flat leg-back connector. He's not big and tall. Just tall.

When Your Own College Wouldn't Want You Because You're Gay: Evangelical Leaders Ask for Right to Discriminate

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, conservative religionists tried seizing the opportunity to exclude people from their midst whose non-heterosexuality troubles them. The president of my own alma mater was one of them.

The Civilizing Act of 1964

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices
American Anthropological Association

Looking back 50 years allows us to consider, "how far we have come," but also how "retroactive" some sectors of US society have become in recent times.

No Headscarves In Schools, No Burqas In Public: Colorblind Racism In France

Leland Ware | Posted 07.03.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

Race and ethnicity are important but largely unacknowledged aspects of the immigration debates in France. The term "immigrant" has become a shorthand reference to ethnic minorities who are harshly criticized for failing to embrace French values and traditions.

Strong Enough: Fighting Stigma and Discrimination

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

HIV stigma--and the discrimination that often results from those negative and unfair beliefs--challenges all of us living with the virus to find the strength to live our lives with dignity and hope. The good news is that we all can strive to find that strength.

Larenz Tate Explains Why Black Films Struggle At The Box Office

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

We’ve all seen movies that feature black stereotypes: the token black friend, the black criminal or the omnipresent angry black woman. Although Holl...

The Promise of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Morris Dees | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Morris Dees

On this day, let us remember that the march for justice is not over. Our nation is again deeply divided. And there are many who continue to suffer because of deeply embedded bigotry and hate.

The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Kimika Hudson

Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different needs than other ethnic groups.

A Year After Windsor: Progress and Pitfalls for Gay Rights

Matt Foreman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Foreman

The good news of the past year has been accompanied by a number of disturbing developments. One is the fact that it is still perfectly legal in the majority of U.S. states to fire people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or to deny them housing or a loan, simply because they are LGBT.

Congress, It's Time to End Voting Discrimination

Carmen Berkley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Carmen Berkley

One year ago, a majority of Supreme Court justices weakened the federal government's ability to prevent voter discrimination. In a sweeping decision, they decimated the Voting Rights Act.

The Growing "Ban the Box" Movement; Hiring With Eyes Wide Shut

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

"Ban the Box" is a national civil rights movement fostered by advocates for job candidates with criminal convictions.

"I'm Sorry to Say This About the Chinese"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

From time to time, people who are about to condemn the Chinese apologize to me. They preface their comment with, "I am very sorry to have to say this," and they give me a pitying look.

The First Roma Feminist

John Feffer | Posted 06.20.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the United States, women of color frequently experience the double burden of discrimination. They are discriminated against by race and also by gender. The same applies to Roma women in East-Central Europe. And sexism imposes its own double burden, for Roma women must confront not only the prejudices of society as a whole but also discrimination within traditional Roma families.

LGBT Rights: Not Just a #FirstWorldProblem

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Wozencraft

The movement for international LGBT rights is not going to be won overnight. And while meetings in Stockholm or Washington, D.C. are important, the real work is being done by the on-the-ground activists in countries like Uganda, India, Myanmar, Lebanon, and Russia, many of whom risk their lives on a day-to-day basis.

Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Just look at who voted for the Lily Ledbetter Act of 2009. If your representative voted 'Nay', they believe that women should be paid less than men. Let's get these 'Mad Men' out of office and allow common sense to prevail.

Taking the LGBT Sports Movement to the Next Level

Avery Stone | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

After leaving this latest LGBT Sports Summit -- and ruminating on the movement's progress -- I cannot help but consider the next level. We need to take what we've learned and go big or go home. Here are my top three takeaways.

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...