You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

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Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

7 Reasons Why Every Black Male Should Be Optimistic About The Future

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Michael Taylor instills hope in men by challenging the stereotypes of fathers, love, and what it means to be a black man in America.

Funny or Die’s Satire: A Biting Illustration of White Male Privilege

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On the heels of the viral ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman’ video, Funny or Die brings us ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man’

The Moon Over the Verrazano Bridge

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Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.

How a Good Man Battled Racism and Died for It…And Why We Have to Keep Fighting a Hundred Years Later

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Historian Louis Venters reexamines the life of a forgotten African-American intellectual and religious leader, and explains why the battle for racial justice is neverending.

That’s So Raven—On Keeping Whiteness at a High Premium

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Billy Flood hopes someday Raven-Symoné will look in the mirror and be proud of the Black gay woman she is.

The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

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Dr. Darron T. Smith explains that white artists like Justin Bieber enjoy the benefits of “acting black” without shouldering the racial burden of being black.

Comment of the Day: “It was an impossible assignment…and yet the teacher got mad that they did not answer the question.”

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“I remember in 4th or 6th grade, our teacher talked about Ellis Island and immigration…”

This Writer Traveled from the Middle of Nowhere to The Center of it All

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Author Charles Blow takes center stage with his story of self.

Is the Daniele Watts Incident a Tempest in a Teapot?

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We must demand the police “protect and serve” and respect us. We must also, cooperate and facilitate their very difficult job and respect them.

An Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids

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#Ferguson Kids are in your face when it comes to race in the United States.