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Racial Inequality

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

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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?

Carole White on Beauty (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.22.2012 | Style
Crane.tv

'Character' and 'personality' aren't the first words that spring to mind when qualifying the success of a model, though this was contested on Crane.tv...

White Denial and Black Middle-Class Realities (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.16.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Whites with felony convictions are more likely to be hired than African Americans without any criminal background. You can wish away these facts, and erase these experiences, but denial and silence will not lead to change.

US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

We usually don't think about infant mortality in the United States. We associate it with the developing world or with the distant past. The fact that the U.S. has the highest infant mortality is not because of a lack of specialists or facilities.

Endless Cycle of Inequality

Han Bin Lee | Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen
Han Bin Lee

As an immigrant, I remember the intense discrimination faced by non-white individuals after the terrorist attacks of September 11. Clouds of fear, hatred and injustice overshadowed the U.S.

Trayvon Martin's Death Must Spur Racial Healing to Break Down Historic Barriers

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

Public discourse is focused on allegations of bias regarding the initial police investigation of the Trayvon Martin case and Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, but the emphasis should be on the level of racial resentment that existed.

A Human-Rights Lens on the Affordable Care Act

Risa E. Kaufman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Risa E. Kaufman

By extending health care coverage to new, under-served groups, the ACA squarely responds to concerns repeatedly raised by international human rights bodies and experts about racial disparities in U.S. health care policy.

Wealth Inequality and Women of Color: A National Emergency

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.27.2012 | Money
Dedrick Muhammad

Black History Month and Women's History Month are often viewed as separate entities. But black women and other women of color know that their economic circumstances are affected by being both a person of color and a woman.