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IU student org’s attempt to foster dialogue about race with ‘Black Santa’ bulletin board sparks protest

Indiana University has completed an investigation into a bulletin board that asked students and faculty members at the school, “Could Santa Claus be a black man?” Officials ordered the removal of the board, that also featured an image of a black Santa Claus after protests from some of the institution’s members.

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Radio Interview: The affects of racial categorization in Hollywood

Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the Black Youth Project. In this conversation, the two discuss an USA Today article that refers to “The Best Man: Holiday” as a “race-themed” film, and the affects of racial categorization in mainstream entertainment and inclusion.

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Majority white sorority elects first black president

A University of Alabama sorority has elected its first black president. The majority white organization Sigma Delta Tau voted Hannah Patterson into the position last week. Patterson, who has been a member of the sorority for a year, says that she ran for president to help her sorority grow.

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Do We See God or Color?

I remember church. Choirs sang with the brightest hearts. Preachers roared and souls looked for fulfillment. We sat in our seats, eager to hear the word. We were more than willing to break from our every day pains and sorrows to find solace.

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Orville Lloyd Douglas: ‘why I hate being a black man’

Orville Lloyd Douglas is a black man living in Toronto. He’s 6 feet tall, and has candidly expressed his struggle with a taboo issue. In his article, originally published in The Guardian, Douglas details experiences and circumstances leading up to one key fact.

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Graduation Part IV: Building Up Youth

“I fear death, I’m young I have a whole life ahead of me, I don’t want to start gang-banging and then people are killing people for no reason now. So it’s like I don’t want to gang-bang and walk down the street and get killed,  that takes away my life…but It’s going to hurt the […]

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What about Team Brown Skin?

I never had to deal with colorism most of my life. It wasn’t until these past few years, I realized that racism is not the only hurdle we must overcome. I don’t want to sound predictable. I want to share my thoughts with you. I’m a brown skinned woman. Brown as in carmel. As in Reginal Hall or Halle Berry […]

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Coming out as biracial: One woman’s story

If we were to judge Stephanie Georgopulos based on her appearance, we’d think she was white. And we would be half correct. Just a few months ago, the Gawker contributor “came out” as biracial. She was having dinner with a co-worker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. ‘Yeah…my mom’s black,’ I responded,” writes Stephanie.

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Study: Black boys more accepted into white cliques than black girls

A study on the experiences of black students in suburban schools has found that black boys have an easier time fitting in than black girls. Black boys can use racial performance to seem tough, cool and athletic. Black girls are often viewed as ghetto and aggressive.

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Study: People more empathetic towards whites than blacks

According to a recent study, people are more empathetic towards whites than blacks, especially regarding medical treatment or pain. The discovery is known as the “racial empathy gap.” It shows that people including medical personnel assume blacks feel less pain than whites.

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