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Racial Inequality

Ferguson -- The Return of the Chickens

B. D. Colen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
B. D. Colen

Port-au-Prince -- From here in the nation birthed by the world's only successful slave revolt, watching and reading about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, is far beyond bizarre.

This 1950s Photo Essay On Racism In America Is As Relevant As Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts

Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the l...

Privileges: One Contribution to Vassar College's 'Privilege Campaign'

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

No one is ever surprised or concerned or confused or threatened when I enter a classroom, a bank, a store, an elevator, a church, an expensive restaurant, a college campus, or a conversation.

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...

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. ...

'Community' Star Laments 'Arsenio Hall Show' Cancellation

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy

In response to Friday's news that CBS had pulled the plug on "The Arsenio Hall Show" after one season, former "Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown too...

The Danger With The Conversation About 'White Privilege'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang made waves online with a controversial editorial republished in Time titled "Why I'll Never Apologize For M...

Jimmy Carter: U.S. 'Dormant' On Inequality

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th...

What Bait Car Can Teach Us About American Inequality

Jake Weissbourd | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Jake Weissbourd

Is a rich person who chooses, not out of necessity, but greed, to break the law less morally reprehensible than the poor person who is literally baited into stealing a car?

Being Latino Is Not a Crutch

César Vargas | Posted 05.19.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Being Latino is not a crutch. Society keeps telling us it is. I'm telling you it's not. Believe in yourself. Pass it on to your family, your friends, your children, and society.

Being White in Philly St. Patrick's Day Weekend

j.n. salters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

As I continued to make my way down the shit show covered in shamrocks, I asked myself, what if all these people outside were black?

MLK's Dream Of Economic Equality Is Still Far From Realized

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams have certainly come true. But when it comes to closing the economic gap between black and white Americans,...

The Brain Bowl: Academics and Athletics

Clark Power | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Whereas we as Americans once took pride in our educational preeminence internationally, we have fallen to 16th place in college degree completion. We have not kept pace internationally because in spite of our national wealth, we have neglected our poor children.

Our House Divided: What U.S. Schools Don't Teach About U.S.-Style Apartheid

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

Throughout our nation, this fear of confronting the past makes it more difficult to address and remedy the ongoing existence of urban ghettos, the persistence of the black-white achievement gap, and the continued under-representation of African Americans in higher education.

Mandela: 'While Poverty Persists, There Is No True Freedom'

Greg Asbed | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Greg Asbed

In those words lies the connection to the movement for Fair Food that prompted me to stop and reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela in Immokalee. Farm labor poverty must be addressed so that workers can be freed from crippling fear and empowered to stand up for their rights.

WATCH: Tribute Celebrating 50 Years of The Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
HooplaHa

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most moving and poignant events of the last century - the delivery of the "I Have a Dream" speech on the...

50 Years After the March on Washington: Racial Economic Inequality Beyond Black and White

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a multiracial movement. And like 50 years ago, today many of the disparities -- wealth, unemployment, and income -- are not only experienced by African Americans, but exist in varied forms among all people of color.

Why We Still March on Washington

Derrick Darby | Posted 10.26.2013 | Black Voices
Derrick Darby

In his "I Have a Dream" speech, King said: "1963 is not an end but a beginning." 2013 may not be the beginning but it is far from the end.

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Will demographic changes amplify racial inequality?

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 07.18.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- One-year-old Ka'Lani is so fascinated by a round plastic toy that she doesn't see her mother, Ke'sha Scrivner, walk into the Martha's Ta...

The Zimmerman Verdict Highlights America's Disgrace

David Abbitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Crime
David Abbitt

Yes, it is an unfair system and minorities, those who have darker skin in particular, are treated inequitably by it. The injustices stretch far beyond the American courtroom, beyond a single verdict or a handful of verdicts. So, what are we going to do about it?

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Inequality In U.S. Is Scarily High, Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

President Obama acknowledged Monday that inequality is on the rise "even though the economy is growing." That growth hasn't helped many people who los...

Janell Ross

How Friendly White People Drive Black Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

There's a comforting-to-white-people fiction about racism and racial inequality in the United States today: They're caused by a small, recalcitrant gr...

Is Inequality Shortening Your Life Span?

Phillip Longman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Phillip Longman

White, black, or brown, we'd all live longer in a more equal, less status-driven society.

Closing the Achievement Gap: An Obama Signature Program?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Harold A. McDougall

The Obama Administration could provide a national focus for all these efforts with a signature program to close the achievement gap, not displacing the contributions of community and business but facilitating and focusing them. Why not?