When Racial Profiling Involves Pro Athletes

When Racial Profiling Involves Pro Athletes

[Opinion] Incidents like the one involving Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha have increased this year, but what should the response of the athletes themselves be? [read more]

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Goodbye, Morningside Park:
When Gentrification Comes Stealing

by Teka-Lark Fleming

The single-story narrative of “everyone who is Black is poor” is the basis for most pro-gentrification argument… Read More

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Upper-Class Black Men: The Race Rescuers

by The Atlantic

The Atlantic's Theodore Johnson on the notion that the "talented tenth" are supposed to rescue all Black people from ourselves. This… Read More

Is It Racist to Date Only People of Your Own Race?

Is Only Dating Within Your Own Race Racist?

by Slate

Slate's Reihan Salam writes that a reluctance to date outside your race often reveals deeper prejudices. In… Read More

Will Today’s Hispanics Be Tomorrow’s Whites?

Hispanic is the New...White?

by Slate

The way Hispanics choose to categorize themselves will have a profound effect on America's racial make-up and politics. According… Read More

Could America Become Mississippi?

As Demographics Change, Whites Get More Conservative

by Slate

As the country's demographics continue to shift, a study finds that Whites are likely to respond to this change by becoming more conservative.  For… Read More

Black Pathology Crowdsourced

History and "Black Pathology"

by The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates on why historians are needed whenever serious discussions about race in America are held.  More… Read More

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Why Upward Mobility is Difficult for Black Americans

by Slate

Black Americans -- middle-class Blacks included -- are more likely than any other group to be surrounded by poverty.  Among… Read More

Why Whites Support Capital Punishment

Why Whites Support the Death Penalty More than Blacks Do

by Slate

White America's support of the death penalty is largely rooted in a fear of Black people. Our cultural attitudes… Read More

Kobe Bryant Wasn’t Impressed by Miami’s Trayvon Martin Protest

Kobe Bryant's Comments about Race, Trayvon, Stir Controversy

by Colorlines

In a recent New Yorker profile, Kobe Bryant shared his thoughts about race and how it relates to Trayvon Martin.  Setting… Read More

What Stop-and-Frisk Means to the Descendants of Slaves

The Link Between Stop and Frisk and Slavery

by The Atlantic

Stop and frisk, and other policies encouraging racial profiling, is related to the idea that Black people don't deserve equal protection… Read More

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