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Michael Brown and The Politics of Respectability

If we are honest, many African-Americans waited with baited breath hoping that Mike Brown was not killed while committing a crime. For many of us, it's our worst nightmare. That is, giving white America the fuel to say that our senseless death is justified. The politics of respectability have long been an issue for Black America. We have had to prove over and again that we are American too, in so many ways and so many times, that calling the role would be endless....more
Very well said. Skin pigmentation should not have any bearing whatsoever on either justice, or ...more

7 Leaders Talk Race, Gender, Feminism, and the Internet at the BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote

In 2013, with the killing of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, talk about race, privilege, and what to do about it exploded on the Internet. In addition to the important discussions about race, gender and feminism came to the forefront in the past year on social media, most notably in the appropriately viral hashtag #yesallwomen....more

Join Us NOW! We Can Make Life Work: For Everyone. For Every Family.

Do you ever feel like your job is taking over your life? Or keeping you from living your life? Feel like you're missing major family events, or making challenging choices when it comes to caregiving for either the young or the elderly in your family because of work commitments? ...more

Stories and Photos That Show What Racism in the U.S. Looks (and Feels) Like

Sixteen days after he was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of mourners packed the church for Michael Brown's funeral, while thousands more watched online. ...more
Julie Ross Godar sgamer0425 Shellireads  I believe that what is missing in a lot of these ...more

Ferguson and Voter Suppression

I suspect St. Louis County, Missouri, has a voter suppression problem....more
nordette_verite owillis You must be reading some other tweet and responding to mine. Or you ...more

As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations

In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to listen, observe, and amplify the voices of African Americans. As an Asian American woman, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be followed around by security while shopping or to be stopped by police while jogging in an unfamiliar neighborhood. ...more
I'm glad to have read this. It is important to get to read as many differeing perspectives on ...more

She’s White. I’m Black. And We Marched in Ferguson Together

Editor's note: Danyelle Little and Janice Person are St. Louis neighbors and friends who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri together earlier this week. In this post, Danyelle tells her story first, and then Janice follows with her story. DANYELLE LITTLE: YOU'LL FIND ME THERE ...more
I still don't understand from your post what exactly it is you are protesting. There were ...more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
deejmckay Well said.more

Street Harassment: It's Not Flattering

Street harassment is a serious problem women face everyday. And some new TV commercials might make you think differently about it. ...more
Your article is so wildly accurate. For me, it has been extremely difficult to grasp how being ...more

When We Talk About Race, We Need to Talk About Institutional Racism

I often think about why we, as a people, are in the state we are in, and I'm frustrated by institutional racism....more
Wow, this post was pretty heavy and a little uncomfortable to read, so thank you for sharing!  ...more