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Do We See God or Color?

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 3:05 pm November 13, 2013 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

By Sophia Nahli Allison @SophiaNAllison 2:15 pm October 31, 2013 “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, […]

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What about Team Brown Skin?

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 11:14 am October 24, 2013 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 […]

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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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Artist seeks to spark dialogue through portraits of white women with black styles

It isn’t often that you see a professional white woman with fingerwaves. But that’s exactly what you will see in Photographer Endia Beal’s latest work, “Can I Touch It?” She photographed several middle-aged white women in black hairdos.

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Supreme Court to decide on key affirmative action case

The Supreme Court will decide if affirmative action is a justifiable factor in college admissions on Tuesday. The judges will take on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a 2006 constitutional amendment banning the use of racial preferences in public university admissions.

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Latest episode of “South Park” spoofs Trayvon Martin shooting

The cartoon comedy “South Park” has a long-standing reputation for its controversial humor. The latest episode tackles a still touchy subject: the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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