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De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment Play

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 5:05PM

Aura Bogado argues that the Hollaback! should consider centering trans women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

On That Street Harassment Video and Race Play

On That Street Harassment Video and Race

by Akiba Solomon on October 30 2014, 5:04PM

The viral video of a New York City woman suffering endless street harassment is effective. If only it wasn’t complicated by race.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

Facing Race Spotlight: Activist Dara Silverman

Facing Race Spotlight: Activist Dara Silverman

by Carla Murphy on October 30 2014, 7:00AM

A team leader of Showing Up for Racial Justice, a group that enlists white people to participate in the movement for racial justice, talks law enforcement, local organizing and the end of racism. .

Topics: Society

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant 'Illegal Pete's' is Racist

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant ‘Illegal Pete’s’ is Racist

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 2:05PM

Community activists are urging the owner of Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based Mexican food chain, to drop the I-word from its name.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society

Goya Foods Ready to Bring Latino Food to the Rest of America

Goya Foods Ready to Bring Latino Food to the Rest of America

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2014, 4:53PM

Tracking the growth of Goya Foods, and the Latino population alongside it.

Topics: How We Eat, /NOW, Society

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, ‘Who We Be’

by Rinku Sen on October 21 2014, 8:15AM

Chang’s new history of multiculturalism, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America,” drops today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society

The Problem With Time Magazine's New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

The Problem With Time Magazine’s New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2014, 7:00AM

How Time acknowledged but ended up succumbing to the pitfalls of writing about Asian-Americans in the U.S.

Topics: Media, 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

Study: For Black Students, Skin Color and Suspensions Linked

Study: For Black Students, Skin Color and Suspensions Linked

by Julianne Hing on October 8 2014, 1:15PM

Colorism at work.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Society

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

by Waleed Shahid on October 6 2014, 4:56PM

Writer Waleed Shahid, a Muslim who was 10 on September 11, 2001, says fearmongering by broadcasters such as Bill Maher creates a dangerous climate for Muslim Americans.

Topics: Society

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

by Akiba Solomon on October 6 2014, 4:38AM

Writer Waleed Shahid, who was 10 years old on September 11, 2001, says the Islamophobia of Bill Maher and other broadcasters

Topics: Society

Supreme Court Takes Up Muslim Woman's Challenge to Abercrombie and Fitch

Supreme Court Takes Up Muslim Woman’s Challenge to Abercrombie and Fitch

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2014, 5:20PM

Whose responsibility is it to make sure someone isn’t discriminated against based on their religion?

Topics: /NOW, Society

'We Are the South' Rises with LGBTQ Racial Justice Activists

‘We Are the South’ Rises with LGBTQ Racial Justice Activists

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2014, 2:11PM

Meet LGBTQ racial justice activists in the South.

Topics: /NOW, Society

ICYMI: On CNN, Reza Aslan Teaches 10-Minute Seminar on Bigotry

ICYMI: On CNN, Reza Aslan Teaches 10-Minute Seminar on Bigotry

by Carla Murphy on October 1 2014, 3:19PM

Never good when the words “facile” and “stupid” are used

Topics: /NOW, Society

Weekend Read: Misty Copeland, An Unlikely Ballerina

Weekend Read: Misty Copeland, An Unlikely Ballerina

by Carla Murphy on September 19 2014, 5:36PM

Copeland’s rise to the top isn’t over

Topics: /NOW, Society

Obama Turned Away from Three Elite Golf Clubs

Obama Turned Away from Three Elite Golf Clubs

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2014, 1:54PM

One is owned by Donald Trump, who poked fun at the incident.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Angela Davis: There Is No 'I' In Movement

Angela Davis: There Is No ‘I’ In Movement

by Carla Murphy on September 4 2014, 11:11AM

A daily reminder from an icon of the Black Power movement

Topics: /NOW, Society

Weekend Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Education and Segregation

Weekend Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Education and Segregation

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 2:18PM

There was no difference in work ethic, Coates writes, but my classmates had something over me

Topics: /NOW, Society

15 Photos to Remember Hurricane Katrina

15 Photos to Remember Hurricane Katrina

by Aura Bogado on August 29 2014, 1:12PM

It’s been nine years since Katrina struck the Gulf Coast

Topics: /NOW, Society

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