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WATCH: AIDS In Black America

Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion

Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States contracts the AIDS virus. Half are black. Thirty years after the AIDS virus was first reported among ga...

Survey: Asian Americans Support Affirmative Action

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

New findings throw a wrench in an already heated debate on the proper place of affirmative action in college admission. According to two new reports, ...

The Realities of Race in the United States

Daniel Little | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Daniel Little

In order to make more progress on addressing these continuing social realities of race we need to have a better set of theories about how they work.

Stage Door: Clybourne Park

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One of the more provocative forums of engagement is theater. We've come a long way from enforced segregation, but as Clybourne Park ruefully notes, we have yet to realize Martin Luther King's dream of a color-blind society.

Learning The Reality Of Racism

Craig S. Keener | Posted 07.15.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Sometimes white people think that racism is a dead issue, because they do not experience it. Yet it is not wise to judge other people's experience based on our non-experience.

Obama: I Never Thought My Election Meant We Were Post-Racial

Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

President Obama offered a sober analysis of race relations in America, and said that he did not feel his presidency represented the end of America's r...

Everything Wrong With Racial Profiling

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

What we know for sure is that Trayvon Martin is dead. We may also learn again that the false assumptions that undergird all sorts of profiling endanger our citizens and visitors, and divide us against each other.

Race, Guns And Standing Our Ground

Rick Lowery, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Rick Lowery, Ph.D.

Trayvon Martin's death calls for serious conversation about race and guns. The most important issue isn't "bad people." It's flawed culture.

Morehouse, Martin And The Methodists

Rev. Jerry Campbell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jerry Campbell

We must not betray the promise of America by continuing to turn a blind eye to the plight of the oppressed in our midst. It is up to us to take up the cause of social justice for which Dr. King and many others struggled.

Richard Land And Southern Baptists' Race Problem

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Below the surface, the largest Protestant denomination in North America still has serious race problems, proving once again that old paradigms die hard.

Saving The Next Trayvon: The Church's Chance To Uproot The Curse?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Half a century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. observed, "The most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o'clock on Sunday morning?" Talk to your black friends. They still feel the curse.

Courage Impacts History

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Thousands of people of all races cried out for justice for Trayvon Martin. We did not know all of the facts, but we sensed that the dynamics of race in America were at play. We blogged, petitioned, donned our hoodies, and we prayed.

MLK, Trayvon And Jesus

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

what do Trayvon Martin, Dr. King and Jesus have in common? They were all killed in the midst of a political climate that justified fear and legalized hate.

The Killing of Trayvon Martin -- A Call to Address White Privilege in Florida

Muhammed Malik | Posted 06.03.2012 | Miami
Muhammed Malik

To analyze what happened as George pulled the trigger on Trayvon, you must understand something about how race works in Florida. It is important to ex...

Trayvon Martin: Between 'Whitening' and Bad Law

Sherman A. Jackson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Sherman A. Jackson

Stand Your Ground is simply an ill-conceived, dangerous and irresponsible law that threatens all Americans far more than it protects them.

An Open Letter to the Teachers of Trayvon Martin

Lori Ungemah | Posted 05.26.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

When I first learned of the tragedy that happened on February 26, in Sanford, Florida, when Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman and the cata...

A Lifetime Of Isolated Incidents

Rev. John H. Vaughn | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. John H. Vaughn

There comes a point for many black Americans when the "isolated incidents" are no longer those, but symptoms of deeper expressions and manifestations of racism. The killing of Trayvon Martin comes as yet another "isolated incident."

Why I Am Hopeful About The Trayvon Martin Case

Bishop Stacy Sauls | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Bishop Stacy Sauls

God, I know, has promised that justice will roll down like mighty waters. I am hopeful. And I believe I have reason to be hopeful.

An Evangelical Voice For Trayvon

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

The death of Trayvon Martin ought to provoke some righteous indignation. Not just from the folks who turn out in Manhattan and Florida, but from the white evangelical community in pulpits throughout the country.

Gangsta Saint? St. Francis, Trayvon Martin And Hoodies

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

While St. Francis was not trying to stylize himself as a "gangsta wannabe," his intention for choosing the hooded tunic for his habit are not far off the counter-cultural mark.

Is The Life Of A Black Boy Worth Anything Today?

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

I wept when I read this question, because I knew the answer.

Trayvon, Emmett And Dangerous Black Bodies

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

It is dangerous still, it seems, to be a black boy. You can be walking down the street, wearing a hoodie, look "dangerous," and someone will chase you and kill you dead.

Race and the Trayvon Martin Case...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Race relations in this country remain a complex issue in many of our realities. Let us not use race to confuse the facts behind any case, and let us be careful not to use race as an excuse to condemn or exonerate anyone.

Don’t Let The Supreme Court Fool You: Diversity On Campus Is Important

Kyle Anderson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

If research consistently shows that a diverse environment in higher education is essential for student development, and the government sponsors a task force on this same subject, then why is the Supreme Court sending a contradictory message?

Thoughts On The Drum Major Instinct In An Election Year

Andy Watts | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Andy Watts

As MLK explains it, "Drum Major Instinct" is the desire to be first, to lead the parade. It desires recognition, importance, attention and being first. The consequences of this unharnessed instinct are devastating.