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Ethnicity

Whose Parish Is It Anyway? Churches Face Delicate Balance in Meeting Needs of Ethnic Ministries

David Briggs | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

A phenomenon of Mass mobs, where large groups of suburbanites worship in the city on a given Sunday, is shining new light for a day on urban parishes that are dwindling or, in some cases, have been closed.

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."

Four Key Ingredients in the Recipe for Creativity

Nigel Barber | Posted 09.20.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.

The Economic Recovery in Black, White, and Brown

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.

An Ethnicity Conversation Your Adoptive Child Wants You to Have

Elizabeth Connolly | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Connolly

My experience with being a transnational, transracial adoptee, for example, is not uncommon, especially among Asian American adoptees from China and Korea. For several summers during my childhood I attended Culture Camp (also Heritage Camp) for Asian adoptees.

Poetry With A Purpose: A Review Of A Dan Vera's 'Speaking Wiri Wiri'

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

You can intellectualize a theory, not a poem. And I am not wasting my time and brain cells trying to decode your poems, trying to figure out what you are trying to write and communicate. Poetry does not belong to the elite; it belongs to everyone.

Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Margaret Marshall

You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha...

Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

Is It True That Everybody Uses Racist Language?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

I must be the most serene dude on the planet, because I swear to you that I have never hurled a racial invective at someone. No, not even when I was a kid. And no, not even when I was drunk. I'm not boasting, because it would be pretty sad if I wanted kudos just for avoiding hateful insults. To me, that should be basic behavior.

The Advantage In Our Uniqueness

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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.