Race

Race is at the center of a national re-assessment in politics and our legal system.  Republicans are asking how they appeal to a browner country;…

I know who my colleagues think I am. I’m pretty sure they’ve accepted me as the lightest Black dude in the office. My job demands…

While nursing home admissions is on the rise for Black, Latino and Asian elders, admissions for white elders fell 10 percent causing some to ask is there white flight in nursing homes. See also: Americans ‘Very Concerned’ GOP Budget Will Force Elderly From Nursing Homes A new study published in Health Affairs, a journal on health […]

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Tufts University, Stanford University and the University of California, whether we perceive someone as Black or white depends on the clothes they are wearing. Participants of the experiment were asked to categorize computerized images of people with varying skin tones and clothing. The results show participants […]

(CAMBRIDGE-Scientific Computing) Years after slavery and Jim Crow laws, people of African and European heritage still consider themselves to be Black, according to a recent study. The centuries-old “one-drop rule” assigning minority status to mixed-race individuals appears to live on in our modern-day perception and categorization of people like Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, and Halle […]

From Washingtonpost.com: After the Shirley Sherrod episode, there’s no longer any need to mince words: A cynical right-wing propaganda machine is peddling the poisonous fiction that when African Americans or other minorities reach positions of power, they seek some kind of revenge against whites.

From HuffPost.com: Four students have sued Savannah State University on the grounds that they were denied promised athletic scholarships because of they are white.

From the AFP: WASHINGTON — Scientists have found the reason why blacks dominate on the running track and whites in the swimming pool: it’s in their belly-buttons, a study published Monday shows.

From the NY Times: HOUSTON — This is a town that prides itself on being among the most diverse and tolerant cities in the country, but two recent cases of alleged police brutality against young black men have stirred anger among civil rights leaders and left some residents wondering just how far race relations in […]