With racial tensions rising on a global scale, from antisemitism, to the war on black youth, to ISIS and the rise of extreme fundamentalism, never has there been a more important time to celebrate the beauty and importance of sharing in our differences. So, we decided to put together a list of the top 10 reasons, why interracial relationships are all the rage:
Several presidential candidates took the time to address the National Urban League during their annual conference held last week in Fort Lauderdale, FL.They included Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley in addition to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, both Republicans.
I am fortunate to raise my girls in a multi-ethnic environment- not only black, not only white and not only black and white… They’ve made friends with all colors, ethnicities and class types and have become better people for it. Sometimes when living in such environments, you come across people new to other cultures. They may make statements or act in a way that is unwelcoming, uncomfortable or fearful.
I'm 20 years old, and I'm sitting in a classroom in Steiny-D. I'm in college, a business major, at the number one undergraduate business school. I'm surrounded by white folks, and a few Asians, men and women. We're discussing how, in the next year, we will be applying for jobs, mostly in finance and consulting, at the top financial institutions in the country. It's a class on diversity in business. All eyes are on me.
I finished reading Eleanor & Park and I can't stop obsessing over why it bothers me so much.Except my daughter told me this weekend that she didn't want to be part brown or brown anymore. She wants to be all white. Cue my deflating heart and utter internal devastation. I hardly knew how to respond and decided to let it be for now until I could figure that out. I always try to put a positive spin on color for them, given how our culture persistently and vehemently villifies and uglifies anything dark.
I am getting ready to turn 30, and I'm in love. I have a beautiful son, a host of great friends, a wonderful man, and a growing career as a writer that I never would have dreamed of. As the day draws nearer, I have discovered for the first time in my life, I can unapologetically declare that I am in love with all of me.
When Officer Brian Encinia told her to put her cigarette, Sandra Bland refused. When she was told to exit her car, again, she refused. The traffic stop was about to wind down, the officer had already written a warning ticket, and one has to wonder, if she’d put the cigarette out, what would the rest of the story had been?
A community art project that was too controversial for New York City has found a home in Phoenix, Arizona.The mural was nearly finished when I stopped by last week. Half a dozen artists were there painting or standing back to Instagram the process - which, really, is also part of spreading a message. In fact, that's how I heard about the piece.
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning seeking relief from Deflate-gate, debates about whose lives really matter, the political circus that has become the race for the White House, exchanges between Cosby lawyers and accusers, the economic fall of Greece and the other headlines of the day, only to come across this–a post from a friend saying she just had a conversation about the new Fantastic Four movie with someone who believes “it’s not realistic for the Human Torch to be Black”.
The underlying consensus in this country seems to be if ANY person knows their Constitutional Rights then he or she has nothing to fear when police interaction is involved. Clearly, that’s BULLSHIT. We have seen for at least one century that this privilege only exists for certain people.
Assuming that most of you have children and if not, you have a mother. If not, you have a father, an aunt, a niece or someone really close to you that you love a great deal and would like to see thrive in life. If you have none of the above, you have yourself, whom you love. If the latter is not true, please stop reading here because dead people will not understand the point I am trying to make.
Even though in the Bahamas the majority of the population is black, they still find the time to sterotype one another. Being a woman in the "ghetto" is already hard enough but being criticized by your own race can catch a person off guard. I'm in my early twenties, currently in college and have no children. It bothers me when I'm talking to new people and I tell them where I leave and they automatically ask me " How many kids do you have?".
My son is almost 6 years old and way, way too many times throughout the course of his life, I have found myself being forced to ask “What do I tell my black son?”The headlines are undeniable: Another shooting of an unarmed black ____ (you fill in the blank: teen, girl, man, child). Black kids can’t swim at a pool, listen to music, walk home, sleep in their beds, or play at a park. Their parents can’t cheer at a graduation, sell a single cigarette, ask for help after a car accident, or attend bible study without fear of losing their lives.
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