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Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

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...

I'm White, Gay, and Dating a Black Man: What I've Learned About Racial Profiling

Jeza Belle | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

Over the years, the startling consistency of the manner in which I am addressed while he is ignored has become a quasi joke between us.

Southern Gay Men and Interracial Dating

Glenn Garner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Glenn Garner

I notice the all-too-familiar hums of gossip coming from the corner. Their whispers and stares fail to attain a level of subtlety. Although it's not uncommon for gay guys to judge each other, this time is different. Their gossip is aimed at the interracial couple who just walked through the door.

Is Diversification Breaking Through in America?

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Jane Cutler Yepez

While my partner and I have both long stopped noticing our differences, I am constantly struck by how the outside world views us. In major cities, no one seems to notice. But in less diverse environments, I catch sidewise glances of both benign acceptance and withering disapproval.

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.

Top Interracial Moments of 2013

Atinuke O. Diver | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Atinuke O. Diver

2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year.

The Average American's Face Will Change How You Think About Race

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

What does the average American look like? As time goes on, the answer to that question is becoming more and more complicated. The country is livin...

Is Interracial Romance Still Scandalous?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

As the hit series Scandal continues to show us, despite the increasing rate of interracial marriage within the United States, interracial relationships are still frequently represented as dirty little secrets -- relationships to be hidden rather than shown with pride.

He Doesn't Get It Because He Doesn't Live It: Discussing Race In My Interracial Relationship

Madamenoire.com | Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

Sometimes, people ask me what it’s like to be married to someone of a different race – especially when it comes to racial issues. My experience is...

PHOTOS: How To Plan A Gorgeous Cross-Cultural Wedding Ceremony

Christelyn Karazin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Weddings
Christelyn Karazin

When it comes to the point where marriage -- and particularly the wedding ceremony -- is seriously discussed, that fusion can quickly become a culture clash as parents and other family members protest and lobby for their particular traditions to be honored during the festivities.

DNA Study Solves Mystery Of Mysterious Mixed-Race People

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once...

Five Lessons for America from the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

Christopher Emdin | Posted 05.21.2012 | Black Voices
Christopher Emdin

I do not want focus here on what young black boys need to do to avoid incarceration, death, and poor schooling. Rather, I want to focus on what we all must learn and understand about the black male experience in order to make sure there is not another Trayvon case.

WATCH: How Was Gwyneth Paltrow Behind A Famous Televised Kiss?

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

Long before captivating moviegoers across the globe with her award-winning acting skills, Gwyneth Paltrow was front and center of a pivotal cultural s...

A Citizen's Reflections on Race, Violence and Power

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Originally published on December 16, 2007 at Truthout.org. In recognition of International Human Rights Day, upcoming on December 10th. Three ye...

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Department of Ed Discriminated Against Debbie Almontaser

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Debbie Almontaser was fired because shirts with the word "intifada" were supposedly linked to her. I thought at the time it was obscene. Last week, the EEOC agreed with my assessment.