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Post Racial America

Growing Up 'Post-Racial,' Teens Suddenly Find A World That Isn't

USA Today | Greg Toppo | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — The most racially diverse generation in American history works hard to see race as just another attribute, no more important than the cut...

It's Time To Wake Up To The Myth Of A 'Post-Racial America'

The Daily Dot | Nico Lang | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

Black lives matter. That’s the referendum we’ve heard over and over again on Twitter in the days leading up to a grand jury verdict in Ferguson, M...

With Mia Love's Election We're Still Not Post-Racial

Algernon Austin | Posted 11.23.2014 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

Just as many people took the election of Barack Obama as a sign of a new post-racial America, some might take Love's election to mean that post-racialism has reached Utah. But the truth of the matter is that the election of a racial-minority candidate tells us very little about racial relations.

'Acting White'

Kristen Coke | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Kristen Coke

I walked the walk, talked the talk, and now had a student ID card showing that I am an educated person. However, this didn't stop a store owner from turning up her nose at me when I entered her shop and having one of her associates follow me around. And this didn't stop the suspicious stares of residents in a small town where I visited one of my friends this past year.

ReThink Review: Dear White People -- Lessons for Republicans and the "Post-Racial" Generation

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.

Henry Louis Gates: Eric Holder Is The Obama Administration's 'Moral Compass' On Race

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices

Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation announcement in September spurred an outpouring of mixed emotions from politicians and public figures. Wh...

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

Ferguson's Lessons for the Fall Semester

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

As students return to school this fall with the echoes of gunshots and angry protests reverberating across the country, how will teachers address the lessons of Ferguson? Will they even be able to do so?

Braden Goyette

15 Charts That Show The U.S. Isn't Over Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. ...

Welcome to "Post-Racial" America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the controversy over the racist remarks of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, one a rural cattle rancher in Nevada, the other an urbane California billionaire, we might want to reconsider just how "post-racial" America's race relations have really become.

Less than Sterling: Racism in 'Post-Racial' America

B.J. Garrison | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
B.J. Garrison

In the wake of alleged comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, there is yet another discussion on race taking place within American soci...

So Much for a 'Post-racial' America

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

We might not be in the back of the bus, and we might not drink from separate water fountains, but racial discrimination is very much alive in 2014. Anyone who ever doubted that reality can look at the events of the past week.

The Myth of a Post Racial America

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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?