Racism

Jun 12, 2019

Meek Mill Breaks Down The Pitfalls Of The Justice System

Meek Mill's case is indicative of a system that many believe sets people up for inevitable failure.

May 6, 2019

New Bill The C.R.O.W.N. Act Will End Hair Discrimination In Workplace And Schools

A new bill in Congress ends the practice of discriminating against people because of their hairstyle.

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May 3, 2019

Morehouse Enrollment Manager Terrance Dixon Explains College’s New Transgender Policy

The all-male HBCU's top enrollment official explains how the new transgender policy will work.

Apr 2, 2019

3 Things Schools Should Teach About America’s History Of White Supremacy

Racism is embedded into the fabric of American life. But many students are not aware of this.

Mar 30, 2019

College Admission Scandal Grew Out Of A System That Was Ripe For Corruption

Is anyone who has gone through this system really that surprised over the college admissions scandal?

Mar 26, 2019

College Cheating Scandal Shows Why Elite Colleges Should Use A Lottery To Admit Students

Activists have been complaining about the current system for years. Do they have a better way?

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Mar 19, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack: Why Americans Outrage First and Ask Questions Later

Does the Jussie Smollett issue "point" to a deeper problem with our thinking?

Stop The BS – When You Hear A Negative Statistic About Black Students, Question It

Ivory A. Toldson of Howard University checks in to correct some of the wrong assumptions about black students around the country.

African-American Women With HIV Often Overlooked, Under-Supported

Since the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s, African-American women have carried a large burden of HIV.

Why Wealth Equality Remains Out Of Reach For Black Americans

Darrick Hamilton of Ohio State University breaks down some facts about the reasons for income inequality.

Feb 19, 2019

Why Blackface?

Blackface offered the perfect entertainment for a slave nation and then, after the Civil War, a society built on racial segregation.

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Feb 14, 2019

How To Say I’m Sorry, Whether You’ve Appeared In A Racist Photo, Harrassed Women, Or Just Screwed Up

The scandals over blackface photos in Virginia is raising an interesting question: How do you say sorry for your past screw ups?

Feb 11, 2019

Rap Music And Threats Of Violence: A Case For The Supreme Court To Decide

A little-known rapper from Pittsburgh is testing the Supreme Court's limits regarding the right to free speech, in a big way.

Feb 5, 2019

Inside The Kingdom of Hayti, The “Wakanda” Of The Western Hemisphere

Wakanda seems to be good to be true. But is it? A real Wakanda existed at one point in history.

Jan 24, 2019

Jeremy Lin and Kickstradomis Link With Students To Stomp Out Racism

Two students who were bullied in two different incidents have united to fight racism. Now NBA star Jeremy Lin and footwear legend Kickstradomis are joining the fight.

Oct 4, 2018

Exploiting Black Labor After The Abolition Of Slavery

Kanye West has thrust the 13th Amendment back into the spotlight regarding slavery and prison. Is he right?

Sep 17, 2018

Are Today’s White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?

Do we have any reason to believe that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones?

Sep 10, 2018

What In The World? Black Patrons Blasted With A Water Cannon At A Miami Burger Joint

A group of tourists were blasted with a water cannon after a racially charged incident in Miami.

Aug 6, 2018

The Problem With Blackface – It’s “Representational Violence”

It is clear that in both the past and present, blackface engages in representational violence by drawing on antiblack stereotypes.

Jun 13, 2018

Do Bouncers At Clubs Enforce Dress Codes Equally Across Races?

Are venues being racist when they selectively enforce dress codes?

May 29, 2018

What The Hell Is Unconscious Bias Training, And Will It Work For Starbucks?

Today, Common is helping Starbucks re-train their employees. But what exactly is he doing?

Jan 18, 2018

Willie O’Ree’s Little-Known Journey To Break The NHL’s Color Barrier

On Jan. 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree became the first black person to play in a National Hockey League game.

Jan 12, 2018

MLK’s Vision Of Love As A Moral Imperative Still Matters

For King, love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.

Jan 9, 2018

What It’s Like To Be Gay And In A Gang

Nipsey Hussle is a gangbanger who has sparked a discussion about homosexuality in the African-American community.

Dec 21, 2017

Does Singing Jingles Bells Make You A Racist?

Are you being a racist by singing Jingle Bells? Check out this Professor's opinion.

Dec 13, 2017

Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up…To Trump?

Eminem is the only artist who uses the same tactics as President Trump. Is Trump shook?

Dec 1, 2017

Be Smart: Just Liking Racist Posts Can Get You Suspended

A group of students in the Bay Area are learning the hard way that racism online doesn't pay off.

Nov 29, 2017

Elementary Genocide: The Board of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration

Award-winning filmmaker Raheem Shabazz has released new installments of his documentary exploring the school-to-prison pipeline.

Oct 30, 2017

These Six “Banned” Artists Say F Trump To Work With Top Rappers

Spotify is launching its first-ever documentary short, which showcases the power of music to unite against social and political injustice.

Oct 25, 2017

White People Should Never Rap The N-Word: A Linguist Breaks It Down

Black youth appear to strengthen their solidarity and identity by using the n-word as an in-group term.

Oct 23, 2017

This Flowchart From Ohio State Shows How To Not Be Racist This Halloween

Ohio State University has come up with a flowchart to help students avoid being embarrassed this Halloween.

Oct 22, 2017

Frat At University Of Louisiana Monroe Suspended For Going Full Racist

Racism seems to be alive and well at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Oct 9, 2017

How “White People” Were Invented By A Playwright in 1613

It may sound hard to believe, but there was a time where the concept of "race" did not even exist. Read on.

Oct 2, 2017

The Difference Between Black Football Fans and White Football Fans

White football fans and black football fans hold very different views about the relationship between football and national pride.

Sep 27, 2017

Not Funny: New Book Explores Dark, Racist Side Of Comedy

A new book explores the dark, racist side of being a comedian.

Sep 14, 2017

Racial Battle Brewing In North Carolina As Students Go Hard To Remove Offensive “Silent Sam” Statue

Students of all races are uniting on campus at UNC Chapel-Hill, do topple a racist statue named "Silent Sam," which celebrates Confederate alumni.