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5 Subjects White People Should Never Initiate in a Conversation With People of Color

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

These conversations were always awkward for me and never satisfying.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers)

Gregory Michie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Gregory Michie

To say that a teacher's race is of no importance -- especially in schools where most of the kids are black or Latino -- is to pretend that education in the U.S. exists in a post-racial dreamworld.

This Is Where You Don't Want Your Tax Dollars Going

Danielle Higgins | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

Though I surely did not become more conservative with age or my first paycheck, I found a few things that I do not want my tax dollars funding. Unless we stand up for our values and make an attempt to have some say in where our tax dollars are going, we are complicit in the very types of oppression to which we are ideologically opposed.

Immigration Laws as Official 'Racial' Policy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Politicians and most other residents of the United States alike, from every rung along the full political spectrum, generally agree on one issue: Our immigration system is severely broken and needs fixing.

'Bye Sierra': A Slightly Angry Queer Response to the Sierra Mannie Controversy

Anthony Michael D'Agostino | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael D'Agostino

Don't get me wrong, Sierra: Appropriation does happen, but gay men didn't steal "your" shit. They helped draw, color, sew, produce and conceive of it in the first place. So when you see white gay men emulating black women, you should be aware that part of what they are responding to is the expression of gay, queer and feminine men.

Psy's "Hangover:" Challenging Asian American and African American Relations

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Psy's "Gangnam Style" took the world by storm two years ago. His song broke the Guinness World Record to become the first video to reach a billion views. Soon his song and dance style became a global phenomenon.

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

Proof Young Americans Are Still Hurting From The Recession

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the U.S. population, lived in households with two or more generati...

Study Finds Black Men Have Made Little Progress On Racial Equality Since 1970

Time | Posted 07.15.2014 | Black Voices

In recent years, the U.S. has celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act and a number of other landmark accomp...

Will HBO Give Platform to Racist Australian Brownface 'Mockumentary'?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Cleo Paskal

And HBO, doesn't the US have enough divisions without having to import new ones? Don't be a hater. If you drop it, Lilley will be fine. If you run it, good kids will get hurt. And that is not funny.

By Race Divided

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I'm literally an American; I have a passport issued by the United States of America. I am, in fact, a citizen, born in the state of Kansas. But I am not an American, not figuratively.

No, Gay Isn't the New Black

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

Gay rights are important and should be mandated at the utmost degree. However, recognize that they are not, nor ever will have, the same level of struggle or oppression that have plagued this country for hundreds of years.

Taste of Chocolate Milk: How I Won the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

Jane Seo | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

This past June, my boyfriend and I ventured into deep-Brooklyn to get down and dirty at the Rugged Maniac, a 5K-obstacles race with feats like climbing over a wooden wall, crawling through the mud-filled tunnels, and rocketing down a 50-feet water slide.

Listening to #TheseOrgsAintLoyal

Maya Rupert | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

The overwhelming failure of so many LGBT organizations to mention the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is a symptom of a larger problem, and until more LGBT organizations start showing up more consistently and visibly for folks of color, they will keep questioning the motives of the movement.

Groups Want To See Montana Judge's Racist Obama Email

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate e...

The Hidden Rules of Bigotry

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do people, regardless of their own race and religion and age, have favored (and disfavored) groups that they do not publicly -- or consciously -- proclaim?

Nurturing Inequality: A Strategy for Achieving Unequaled Accomplishment for Every Learner

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

I believe that schools can make a contribution to reducing overall inequality of opportunity in our society and economy but in what might appear a contrary way: by actually creating inequality in schools.

Seeing In Color

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 06.26.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

"Well... I don't really know what to tell you, Aryanna," my sister mumbled. I didn't blame her -- this was the umpteenth time we'd had an exasperated conversation about race, so there's nothing new to say.

Why Celebrities' Racist Rants Don't Matter So Much

Alyssa Lyons | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices
Alyssa Lyons

We're outraged about blatant acts of racism, but we're OK with institutionalized racism that prevents people of color from obtaining jobs, quality education, and employment. We consistently roll back policy aimed at redressing historical injustices. And that, my friends, is the worst kind of racism.

Minorities Are Driving U.S. Home Sales

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business

By Moriah Costa WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - Minorities will account for more than one-third of U.S. households by 2025 and make up...

Change Makers Create Cultural Change on Campus: A Northwestern University Case Study

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Alecia Wartowski

From racial and ethnic diversity to an influx of "first generation" students and the challenges of being a low income student, most college and universities in this country have begun to recognize that the face of higher education is changing.

The Comedy of Race on Vine

Albert Sergio Laguna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Albert Sergio Laguna

Race-based comedy has long been a useful site for understanding the fault lines, ambiguities, and absurdities of race in the United States. For better and/or worse, the Internet has democratized the production and dissemination of race-based comedy.

Millennials and Racism: How We Can Change the Discussion

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

Why do Millennials, despite our fervent belief in equality and open discussion, seem so resistant to having a truly open discussion about equality?

"I'm Sorry to Say This About the Chinese"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

From time to time, people who are about to condemn the Chinese apologize to me. They preface their comment with, "I am very sorry to have to say this," and they give me a pitying look.

Why We Need to Keep Yuri's Legacy Alive

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 06.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christopher Punongbayan

We need to remember what Yuri Kochiyama taught us about building multi-racial alliances, about true democracy, about conviction, and about racial progress. We owe it to ourselves to never forget.