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The 'New York Times' Publishes Racist Comic About India's Space Mission

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Yesterday's New York Times' comic by Heng, titled "India's budget mission to Mars" seems in poor taste. Qhether meant to be funny or ironic, the racial, national and classist stereotyping is apparent.

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

The Dangerous Myth Of The Crazy, Easy Drunk Woman

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Frezza's outrageous article is hardly an outlier. It's just the latest example of people demeaning drunk women and blaming them for anything that may happen to them while in said inebriated state. Meanwhile, men who get hammered are just fun-loving bros with wild stories.

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.

Margarita Lázaro

12 Stereotypes About The Spanish That Are DEFINITELY True

HuffingtonPost.com | Margarita Lázaro | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

First, we debunked some of the stereotypes about the Spanish that are not true (you know: that we can all dance the flamenco; that we’re all fans of...

Why Won't Western Women Date Chinese Men?

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Jocelyn Eikenburg

When I think about how a racist caricature from Hollywood gets tossed around among expats as a symbol of Chinese men -- and Westerners from around the world harbor consistently negative views of Chinese men -- I realize there's a dark side to this whole discussion.

The 7 Queerest Questions I've Been Asked as a Gay Dad

Brent Almond | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

While the motivations may be different, the questions all make the same assumption -- that every child needs a father and a mother in order to be healthy and happy.

Do Gay Men Really Have Terrible Taste in Music?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

It's not just the implied homophobia of snap judgments about the music taste of gay men that troubles me. It's also the blatant disregard of all the evidence to the contrary. Gay men are judged collectively and negatively on enough things. Why must their taste in music be yet another one of them?

10 Depression Myths We Need To Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

In recent weeks, the global conversation surrounding death by suicide has taken center stage, and now more than ever, we're acknowledging the effects ...

Helping Should Strengthen Relationships, Not Hurt Them: 3 Perspectives

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

It was 1983 I was running a counseling program for refugees from the Vietnam War. My social worker and I had just left what I thought was a great counseling session with Myong, a single mom from Vietnam who raising three kids on her own.

The Other Marriage Discrimination

Nancy Leong | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

The move toward equality for everyone who wishes to marry is cause for celebration. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on marital status more generally, and to look for ways to equalize those who wish to marry and those who don't.

In Defense of the Pink Hat

Angelina Massoia | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Angelina Massoia

Survey the excited crowd of a Red Sox home game and you'll see a lot of red, a lot of navy blue, a lot of white. You'll also inevitably run into a dash of pink. Consider what you are now thinking about the individual wearing that pink hat.

Michael Brown: Stereotypes and Racial Disparities in Police Killings

Leland Ware | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

Michael Brown's death is the merely the latest in a long line of episodes in which white police officers used deadly force against unarmed black men. African Americans are four times more likely than whites to die during an encounter with an officer.

This Is The Car People Drive When They're Old

Quora | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Quora

It's quite quiet, too -- with good tires. There's little road noise and when you do hear the engine, it's a good throaty sound.

Sports Break Stereotypes at the Gay Games

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Every four years the Gay Games brings a collection of athletes from around the world to one location - this year to Cleveland, a short six hour ride from New York City. When the opportunity to attend was presented itself, I jumped at the chance to meet so many LGBT athletes.

Working Out at the (Implicit) Fitness Center

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Negative caricatures of aging are far too prevalent in our culture -- and they are harmful. Simply telling people to think positively about aging doesn't work, because the mind is very good at thwarting such explicit lessons. There may, however, be a more subtle way to mitigate the deleterious effects of such caricatures.

The Beauty Within: Helping the Poor Often Means Looking Past an Ugly Exterior

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

I've seen the blight and hopelessness. But I've also met people there who are working with the poor -- and in the process creating miracles. This makes me wonder what qualities they have that the rest of us lack.

Implicit Bias and the School to Prison Pipeline

Leland Ware | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

The statistically significant racial disparities in school discipline are too large and longstanding to have occurred by chance. School officials are exercising their discretion and imposing disciplinary measures in ways that disadvantage African-American students and severely undermines their access to equal educational opportunities.

Why We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Men and Boys

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Kristen DeFalco

Let's talk about rape. No, not the rape of women and girls that seems to consume the media, and has become a staple for just about every drama on television these days. I'm talking about the conversation that nobody is having; the rape and sexual assault of men and boys.

How Stereotypes Take Shape

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

Unfair and offensive as they may be, stereotypes are ubiquitous. Logic tells us it’s ludicrous to label all, or most, members of a particular ethnic...

The Latest 'Dear White People' PSA Will Crack You Up

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

We've all heard the stereotype that black men are, uh, well-endowed in the nether region. However, this playful PSA from our favorite folks from th...

Yagana Shah

These 13 Stunning Photos Of Senior Athletes Shatter Every Aging Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty

Age is just a number and wrinkles certainly aren't a sign of weakness for senior athletes. While most athletes might throw in the towel by the time th...

I'm More Than Just 140 Characters Worth Of Hashtags

Jackson Barnett | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I'm going to save my labels for things that are the most important to me: things that are even more specific than "vegetarian," "photographer" or "musician."

Boys Kissing Boys

Brent Almond | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

I don't want my boy to stop being the loving, hugging, kissing free spirit he's been up till now. I guess I just want the world to know it, and to stop telling him it's not okay.