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Ethnicity

The Advantage In Our Uniqueness

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Olayiwola A. Alara

We are not meant to fill the shoes of others only meant to fill our own because they fit perfectly.

Hispanics Seeking Hispanics at the Movies?

Stephen Palacios | Posted 08.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

Will more Hispanics go to the movies if more Hispanics star in movies?

Please Shut Up About Iggy Azalea

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.07.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

I am not at all saying that Iggy Azalea is a saint. But I place the blame on the current state of female hip-hop, the forever growing resistance for music taste to evolve and us, the consumers.

Labels Don't Matter as Much as You Think They Do

Neidin Hernandez | Posted 08.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Neidin Hernandez

My parents both call themselves Mexican-American, but as someone who was born in the United States and has spent a grand total of two weeks in Mexico, I never felt comfortable having a hyphenated identity.

Personal Genomics for All

Dr. Ken Chahine, Ph.D., J.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science
Dr. Ken Chahine, Ph.D., J.D.

Working with a team of geneticists, bioinformaticists, statisticians and data scientists who study these patterns, we're exploring the genetic backgrounds of people with long standing documented histories in a variety of regions around the world.

Mixing Colors

Anjali Enjeti | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Anjali Enjeti

When we are finished, when empty tubes scatter on the pavement and upturned buckets congregate near the swing-set, I find I'm in no rush to change out of my clothes. Instead, I settle on a step, face the bright blue sky, inhale the spirit of the celebration, and let the colors seep in.

Irish Mutt Muses on What it Means to Be American

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

When I hear people talk about their family's history, their ethnicity -- mandalas, Celtic warblings, a dashiki, even a dish their old odd grandmother makes back in Ukraine -- I find myself longing for that kind of context.

Who Do Americans Hate During Economic Downtimes? It's Not Who You Think

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

On top of devastating the country, wiping out many people's savings, and increasing the obscene gap between the wealthy and the rest of us, the Great Recession may have had the side effect of increasing racial tension.

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn

Sam Schneider | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Afghanistan's presidential election has taken a turn for the worst. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced his decision to boycott the national election commission and demand the vote-counting process be brought to a grinding halt.

A Third to Prison, a Third to War, a Third to College: The Game of Chance with Ambassador Young

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Horgan

I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.

A Troublesome Response: Nicholas Wade Still Avoids the Debate About Race and Genetics

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science
Agustín Fuentes

In his response to comments by me, Jon Marks and Jennifer Raff, Wade does not take on any substantive aspect of the debate; rather, he misrepresents the science again and takes a shot at our credentials as scholars. Here is a very quick response to his comments, in hopes of correcting the record and getting this debate back to the science.

Ethnically Ambiguous

Viviana Leo | Posted 07.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Viviana Leo

'Ethnically Ambiguous' has been the hot catch-phrase in commercial and print castings for the past several years. It stems from a profit-driven ad world more desperate to avoid offending anyone than interested in including everyone.

On Mars, Who's in Charge?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

One sign we're on our way not just to visit, but to colonize, Mars is that people are talking about what sort of governance the first settlers will implement and adhere to.

Colorism and the Most Beautiful Woman

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Dr. Carmen Cruz

This is still a complex issue. One person, one experience, like seeing Lupita on a cover, cannot undo hundreds of years of an internalized issue. Just like anything else, it is going to take time.

4 Tips From an Ethnically Ambiguous Stranger

Melody Moezzi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

I'm used to people asking me where I'm from. Sometimes it's other brown people wanting to know if we share a heritage, and sometimes it's white people wanting to know... well, I'm not sure what.

The Next Big Thing: Connecting Insured to Care

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Ko Chin

As the health policy world moves beyond just enrollment, community health workers -- and sustainable and integrated funding sources for them -- should be part of the conversation at the federal, state and local levels.

When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.

Racism Is So Gay

Omar Sarwar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

It is unreasonable to expect people to become attracted to every kind of look, but it is still better to try and fail than to defend brazenly racist attitudes in the name of "preference."

Ethnic Impasse: A Problem of the Past

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The present government needs to realize that Pakistan should not repeat the events of 1971 when Bangladesh, formerly known as East Pakistan, separated from its Western part. In order to prevent history from repeating itself, serious consideration should be given towards equal rights for all classes and groups.

Cultural Appropriation

Mona R. Washington | Posted 04.19.2014 | Comedy
Mona R. Washington

CAST African-American Boyfriend, Chinese-American Boyfriend, Dominican-American Boyfriend, Deaf-American Boyfriend, Girlfriend One, Girlfriend Two, Tw...

Tradition, Bicultural Identity and Chinese New Year

Emily Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Emily Chen

This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.

Martin Luther King and Gingerbread Dreams

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We are all just different shades of gingerbread. Our children have not been taught yet to label. I hope they resist for a long, long time.

U.S. Congregations Report Major Gains in Accepting Gays and Lesbians, Racial, Ethnic Diversity

David Briggs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

America's pews are becoming dramatically more welcoming to gays and lesbians and increasingly reflective of the nation's racial and ethnic diversity, according to the latest results from a major study of U.S. congregations.

Avoiding Offending Stigmatized Persons: The Matching Strategy

Troy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Troy Campbell

You might find yourself picking up lunch for yourself and an overweight friend. Do you get her fries or salad as a side dish? What do you get for yourself? What will she think when you return with your selections for her and for yourself?

No, I Don't 'Speak Asian' So Please Stop Asking

Celeste Yim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Celeste Yim

Yes, my name is Celeste Sue-Yonge Yim. I am a 17-year-old student in my last year of high school trying to figure out who I am and what to do with my life. I speak English and French, minimal sign language, and I do not speak any Asian.