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From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: No Curry For You, Come Back One Year!

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

There is a perception that my flavors are over-the-top, bold, and that I use spices in all my creations.

Why We Need To Combat Ageism Just Like We Do Racism

High50 | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
High50

'She's a woman of a certain age,' said the chief executive to his senior management team. 'How do you think that will go down with the rest of the company?' Yes, you read that correctly. In 2014, these conversations are still happening around boardroom tables in the world.

We Need to Know More, But the 'Experts' Aren't Helping

James Zogby | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To hear these "experts" pontificating about Islam or Arab culture is more than annoying. It's downright dangerous. Instead of elevating the discourse, they dumb it down. And instead of making us aware of the enormous complexities involved in these conflict zones, they reduce them to simple and easy clichés.

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 10.17.2014 | TV
Marium Chaudhry

While watching season four, I feel like slapping myself for getting so caught up in a tale of fiction and for not dismissing stereotypes when I had the chance.

The Movie The Algerian Is an Important Call for Sorely Needed Cultural Dialogue

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We need more films with this message. To remind people that behind all the propaganda, ruthless agendas and simple hate, we are all people, sharing 99.9 percent of our DNA. We need to find ways to come together and get past ancient hatreds and superstitious beliefs.

Putting Implicit Racial Bias to the Test

Lecia Brooks | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Lecia Brooks

Discovering these biases shouldn't make one feel ashamed or fearful that he or she is a racist. Uncovering implicit bias and guarding against it is a responsible and necessary step for anyone dedicated to eliminating bigotry and prejudice.

How I Grew to Love Being Ethnically Chinese

Clarissa Wei | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Clarissa Wei

I was born, raised, educated, primed and prepped in Los Angeles. But behind my fluent English, my American brain, my citizenship, my philosophies, my outlook on life... is a child who was raised by the Taiwanese. I am my parents' daughter and Chinese culture runs through my blood. Always.

What a Waste: Let's Throw Away These 7 Gay Backhanded Compliments

William Dameron | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

When a friend told me that a couple of female friends made a remark about one of my pictures by saying "What a waste," I was flattered. But, then I thought "I'm sure my husband doesn't think so."

WATCH: Annoying Problems You Have To Face When You're Bisexual

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though we're well into the 21st century, a host of stereotypes about bisexual women still exist. And a new BuzzFeed sketch uses apt humor to poin...

What, A Black Guy Can't Be A Sushi Chef?!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy

Stereotypes would have you believe that sushi chefs should always be Asian, but that's simply not the case. They should, however, all wear pants. ...

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

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 10.01.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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.