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Race and Beyond

When the Facts No Longer Matter, Democracy Is at Stake

The distortion and gross exaggeration at the heart of the Heritage Foundation’s latest argument against immigration reform even has its right-wing brethren crying foul.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jason Collins’s Anticlimactic Announcement

The public’s reaction to the NBA player’s decision to make his sexual orientation public shows how far we’ve come on the issue of LGBT equality.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The American Media Diet

Our knowledge of foreign affairs is dismal compared to other countries, but if we are going to remain leaders of an interconnected world, we can’t continue to lag behind.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Let’s Agree to Disagree

We should embrace opposition to our ideas and opinions instead of fiercely opposing it and taking sides, as Michael Fauntroy and Roland Martin recently did in a Twitter debate.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Moving Past Stereotypes in Basketball—and in Life

One Utah high school basketball team is breaking down prevalent stereotypes about race in the sport and showing America that talent isn’t color coded.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fixing the GOP

Saving the Republican Party will require some radical and fundamental changes, but preventing the party’s demise isn’t an impossible task.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Does the Facebook Generation Think About Racism?

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s recent New York Times op-ed has sparked an important conversation about race matters in our nation—and it may help to inspire more vigilance among Americans of the younger generation.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Media’s Stereotypical Portrayals of Race

The news media present images that mislead and misinform our perceptions of minority populations in the United States.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Racial Flap Could Have Unintended Consequences

Emory University President James W. Wagner is paying the price for ignorance and insensitivity, but we all stand to lose if talking about race becomes too risky.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Overlooked Story of Black Immigrants in the United States Deserves Attention

The estimated 3 million black immigrants living in the United States often go ignored, but their daily plight is no less dramatic or demanding of public attention.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Black Immigration Views Too Often Ignore Fact and History

There is no place for “us-versus-them” talk in African Americans’ conversations about immigration reform.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lift Every Voice

Entertainment and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte challenges black celebrities and the African American community to become much more vocal in the discourse surrounding America’s gun violence crisis.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1963 Can Still Teach Us Something

America’s civil rights history and the progress we’ve made as a nation since that era must serve as a beacon to solving challenges going forward.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Another Inaugural Call for Bipartisanship and Involvement

The president’s second inaugural address asked for a familiar favor from all Americans: to be engaged and help move the country forward together.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Planned Cable Reality Show Hit with Protest

Backlash against a controversial Oxygen-network program filled with offensive stereotypes will keep it off the air, but Sam Fulwood III wonders what the show’s producers were thinking in the first place.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013