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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Used to Push Back on Being Identified as Black

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Used to Push Back on Being Identified as Black

by Carla Murphy on November 3 2014, 10:37AM

It’s very easy when you’re an immigrant to internalize mainstream ideas, Adichie says.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Director of 'The Whiteness Project' Wants 'Honest Conversation' About Race

Director of ‘The Whiteness Project’ Wants ‘Honest Conversation’ About Race

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 10:10AM

White filmmaker Whitney Dow talks about why he focused on white people in his latest project about race.

Topics: Society

What is 'The Whiteness Project?'

What is ‘The Whiteness Project?’

by Carla Murphy on October 13 2014, 10:47AM

New PBS series aims to bring more whites into the racial discussion.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Michel Martin on Who Americans Are, Really

Michel Martin on Who Americans Are, Really

by Carla Murphy on October 6 2014, 3:44PM

Martin continues to elevate unheard voices, which she perfected on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Raven-Symoné: 'I'm an American, I'm not an African-American'

Raven-Symoné: ‘I’m an American, I’m not an African-American’

by Aura Bogado on October 6 2014, 10:31AM

She also doesn’t ‘want to be labeled gay.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: /NOW

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.

Topics: Kai Wright

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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