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Race Identity

Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.13.2014 | Black Voices

Who is Black? What is Blackness? In a country where the face of the future is becoming ever more ethnically ambiguous, Blackness must be recognize...

Dominican Colorism

Claudio E. Cabrera | Posted 11.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Claudio E. Cabrera

Growing up, my "Dominicaness" was questioned because of my complexion despite the majority of baseball stars resembling me. I had to prove I was Dominican by speaking Spanish. I endured N-word taunts. I almost felt like I had to go through an obstacle course to prove I was Dominican.

Why Race Is More Than Just A Checked Box

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

When I started researching the relationship of Blackness and Latin American identity for a school project, I didn't expect to end up with more questions than when I began. Ultimately, I realized something that I thought I already knew: race is a hell of a complicated subject matter.

Why I Came Clean About Who I REALLY Am

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 07.23.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I'm Black. After many years in the closet, after many years of breathing that stale air of self-denial, I can finally say this.

Does Race Equal Skin Color?

Uloop | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Uloop

Since when did race equal skin color? When it comes to applying for colleges and jobs, the check box will always be there but it is not always mandatory to check it. It may determine how you will be identified or placed but it should never change your identity.