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Arab-Americans Tell Census, 'We're Not White'

Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’

by Carla Murphy on July 3 2014, 10:08AM

Some Arab-Americans and Hispanics challenge the nation’s decennial count

Topics: /NOW, Society

Who Gets To Be An All-American Kid?

Who Gets To Be An All-American Kid?

by Carla Murphy on May 30 2014, 11:55AM

Reaction to Indian-American student winners of last night’s National Spelling Bee

Topics: /NOW, Society

Weekend Read: Life Now for San Antonio Boy After Racist Slurs

Weekend Read: Life Now for San Antonio Boy After Racist Slurs

by Carla Murphy on May 23 2014, 10:53AM

Day 6 in series looking at immigration in middle of country

Topics: /NOW, Society

Photo Series Explores Multiracial America

Photo Series Explores Multiracial America

by Von Diaz on October 2 2013, 10:59AM

The 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine features striking photographs that document the shifting racial landscape of the U.S.

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In Defense of Identity Politics

In Defense of Identity Politics

by Kai Wright on August 10 2010, 2:04PM

Ann Friedman’s full throated rejoinder to the common-good meme.

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Study: Latino Immigrants Choose 'White' Pass

Study: Latino Immigrants Choose ‘White’ Pass

by Michelle Chen on June 14 2010, 2:56PM

With draconian anti-immigrant laws and deportation dragnets in high gear, it looks like America’s racial barriers are hardening against the Latino community. But who draws those lines? Researchers from University of Illinois and Ohio State have examined the racial identities…

Topics: Immigration

Shah Rukh Khan: Bollywood Border Stop

by Guest Columnist on August 17 2009, 8:58AM

Written by: Deepa Iyer, Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) The Shah Rukh Khan incident at Newark International Airport over the weekend has elicited a range of viewpoints and opinions. Shah Rukh Khan, a famous Bollywood…

Topics: Global Affairs

Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” Could Set White Men Straight

by Channing Kennedy on August 7 2009, 2:15PM

I know Daisy just beat me to the punch on posting this trailer, but stick with me. I remember very clearly an exchange I had with a Black woman I’d just met, shortly after I’d left my rural Missouri hometown…

Topics: Media, Video & Multimedia

Why Pacquiao Matters

by Guest Columnist on May 11 2009, 1:13PM

by Matthew Ledesma This post originally appeared on WireTap. I grew up in Turlock, CA. Born in Manila, Philippines, but I spent childhood and adolescence in a small suburban/rural city in the California Central Valley. During elementary and high school,…

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Still Not Safe to Fly While Brown

by Jonathan Adams on January 5 2009, 9:13AM

It’s 2009, but innocent people are still being harassed in the new year. Nine Muslim passengers on a New Year’s Day flight on AirTran were kicked off a flight after others flying reportedly heard remarks about airport security. Because…

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Tyra Show Talks to Biracial Women Struggling With Identity

by Jonathan Adams on December 1 2008, 11:16AM

From Deanna at the gorgeous Clutch Magazine…

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My Big Gay Blog Post

by Adrienne Maree Brown on November 6 2008, 12:52PM

Today I came home to find a “Yes on Prop 8″ sticker slapped onto the Barbara Lee campaign sign in front of my building. Prop 8 is the proposition to ban gay marriage that passed in California last night. The…

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Not You, But What You Did, Is Racist?

by Jonathan Adams on August 5 2008, 11:38AM

Jay Smooth does it again. Here’s his video “How to Tell People They Sound Racist.” We all have a friend that doesn’t mean to be racist. Though we did away with a definition of racism that is based on…

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Today is Loving Day

by Jonathan Adams on June 12 2008, 2:50PM

Forty-one years ago today, the Supreme Court struck down a Virginia law preventing marriage between races. Every year on June 12, interracial couples celebrate Loving Day, commemorating the ruling in Loving v. Virginia that made our unions lawful. [Washington…

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MSNBC Series: Multiracial in America

by Jonathan Adams on May 29 2008, 9:05AM

Barack Obama is running for president in anything but a post-race world, but his campaign does beg the question, “What does it mean to be multiracial in America?” MSNBC.com original series, “Gut Check: Multiracial In America” examines the growth…

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Excuse Me, Do You Work Here?

by Guest Columnist on May 7 2008, 9:45AM

by Jarad Sanchez Why is it every time I walk into a Home Depot people ask me where to find the plumbing fixtures? It’s not like I walk around wearing an orange apron. And why is it that when I…

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Who Needs a Black Queer Hero?

by Jonathan Adams on April 24 2008, 12:26PM

Last summer, Freedom Train productions put on an amazing series of plays-in-progress in Brooklyn featuring Black LGBT characters. Recently, the same group gathered at CUNY to discuss the significance of Black LGBT characters’ visibility in the theater. With the…

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Hate Crimes, Serial Killers, Fear He Was One of Us

by Rinku Sen on October 8 2007, 1:26PM

Last week, there was a bizarre confluence of hate crimes and murder news. In Wisconsin, James Nichols’ trial for killing a Hmong immigrant after declaring his intention to take one out ended in an all-white jury finding him guilty only…

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15th Erase Racism Carnival! Read all about it!

by Guest Columnist on July 27 2007, 2:26PM

Welcome to the July Erase Racism Blog Carnival! Every month, a different blog gathers posts from throughout cyberspace that explore issues of racial justice. The goal is to enhance the discussion of race online and connect bloggers working hard to…

Topics: Health, Immigration, Katrina, News Items, Politics

Racialicious got me thinking…about Peter Tosh

by Malena Amusa on July 18 2007, 1:29PM

I jumped over to Racialicious today and saw Carmen posted a nice ode to one of the guiltiest pleasures in hip-hop—ya’ll know what I’m talking about—the song “Walk it Out.” It’s infectious on many levels, the tune, the sound, and…

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