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Post Racial America

The Myth of a Post Racial America

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.07.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis Trainor

Last week, President Obama unveiled his My Brothers Keeper initiative one day after the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin and as the nation still grapples with the hung jury on the murder charge in the Michael Dunn case,.

These 2 Charts Prove We're Nowhere Near A ‘Post-Racial Society'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

White people only accounted for a little less than 64 percent of the U.S. population in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So how do you expla...

Minorities Are Getting Screwed Out Of $1 Trillion, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

You shouldn’t need more evidence that racial inequities permeate every aspect of American society, but we’re going to give you one more piece anyw...

The Silent Streets: 50 Years After Shouts Rang Out in Jackson, Mississippi

Kelly Figueroa-Ray | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Kelly Figueroa-Ray

What do we make of the silent streets? The cry of civil rights struggle is drowned out by the comforting seductions of a wishful post-racial mindset.

Open Letter to Seema Jilani: A Small Step Toward Taking Responsibility For White Privilege

Kelly Figueroa-Ray | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Kelly Figueroa-Ray

In a film class this past semester, 60 undergraduate students, most of whom had never heard of white privilege, were confronted with its realities -- realities that are evident in the tropes, themes, characters and concerns of blockbuster movies.

Creating Our Own Post-Racial Society

Deborah Plummer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

A post-racial society is more like a continuous improvement process that requires incremental improvements over time rather than a "breakthrough" improvement that happens all at once as the result of a black American as president.

Post-Whiteness

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 07.24.2012 | Black Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Whose bodies and lives will this grand social vision of a post-racial world benefit especially when considering the counter-investment in notions of "blackness" that post-racial propagandists seem to maintain?

Complicating the Racist Hunger Games Tweets

Lori Ungemah | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Articles are examining what the tweeters said and the potential whys behind their actions, but nobody is branching out to ask, "What next?"

Sisterly Love: The Rise of the Black Girl Crush

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

While Black female creative professionals try to gain footing in the wake of such staggering facts, it is no wonder then that the rise of the Black girl crush has emerged. In fact, it has crested in my own life, as I have been working freelance since May 2011.

Three Thoughts On Becoming Post-racial

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

On this, the 2012 remembrance of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let me just offer three very random thoughts on the "post-racial" question.

I'm Black Enough

Melanie Coffee | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I hate the notion that some of us black folks come with an asterisk. I'm black, but (asterisk) I love Guns N' Roses. I'm black, but (asterisk) I can watch Professional Bull Riding for hours. I'm black but (asterisk) I'm still looking for someone to teach me how to Dougie.

The American Dream, In Black and White

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Obscured by incessant chatter about the credit rating and national debt is the sad reality of poverty and hunger in America. At the root of these issues is the ugly legacy of racism and the failure to recognize white privilege.

My On-Again-Off-Again Relationship With White People

Melanie Coffee | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

It's exhausting to feel like the spokeswoman for your race. Sometimes I have the energy to do it, other times I don't want to be bothered. Many times I think: Why? Why do I have to answer this?

Racism Is Hardly a Thing of the Past

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Is Jim Crow back? Are African Americans, particularly African American men, once more suffering systematic discrimination on the basis of race -- a discrimination that locks them out of equal rights and basic citizenship?

Is America Post-Racial? Or Just Forgetful?

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

It seems that the rush to declare the Obama presidency the harbinger of a "post-racial America" has coincided with a concurrent rush to forget what was once widely known about racism.

So What Ever Happened to That Post-Racial America?

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earnest Harris

In many ways it appears President Obama's victory and presence in the White House has actually caused a lot of people to get worse about their issues regarding so-called "race."

The Trouble With Shirley: Race, Power and the Cow in the Room

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In our efforts to move past race, we have run right smack into it. There is no doubt about it. Rather than moving us toward a post-racial society, it has made us hyper vigilant of how race and power intersect in American society.

Post-Racial America: Gizmodo.com

Elon James White | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elon James White

In a country that's supposedly so past race, it's quite amusing to watch folks completely trip over it.

'Postracial' America, One Year Later

Jamie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Holmes

The real conversation on race, like it or not, is still pending. Barack Obama's win was a profound public testimony to American decency. But in numerous areas, blacks remain severely disadvantaged.

The Carter Statement

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

There is no comfortable time to discuss America's racial issues. There is no right time. There will always be something else more pressing. America needs to look its racism in the mirror.

The Last Real American White Man Is a Woman

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Sarah is a tintype of what we used to be -- or who we believed we were: rugged individuals who charged across the continent, ripping up trees and taming the prairies.

Echoes of Gates' Arrest in Brooklyn?

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elon James White

After yelling "freeze" Walker was then shot and killed.

The Conversation We Need to Have

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

The incident in Cambridge comes on the heels of a number of incidents over the past several months that reminded us of the unfinished business race and prejudice in our country.

Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Welcome to the New "Post-Racial" America

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Professor Gates is someone who deserves better from America. Yet, at the end of the day, he was just another black man residing while black.

A Stranger in Mine Own House: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Police in "Post-Racial" America

Brandon M. Terry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon M. Terry

Gates was charged with "disorderly conduct." Blacks easily recognize this offense as the failure of a black to show proper deference to a white police officer.