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Take Action
Become an anti-racist activist by taking part in letter-writing campaigns and building relationships with the media. Launch an organization or get a job that allows you to fight racism.

Why the Sioux Oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Standing Rock Sioux oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline because they believe it may devastate their water, land and sacred sites. Learn why.

Organizations
A variety of civil rights organizations have left their mark on race relations in the United States. Learn about the achievements of groups such as the National Urban League, NAACP and Congress of Racial Equality.

Does the GOP Have a Problem With Minorities?
President Obama's two terms in office and Donald Trump's rise to prominence have led many to question whether the GOP has a problem with minorities.

Hollywood
The presentation of race in Hollywood, music and other forms of entertainment can make or break stereotypes.

Stereotypes of Italian Americans in Film and Television
TV and film overflow with negative stereotypes of Italians and Italian Americans, including that these individuals are mobsters, peasants and thugs.

History of Race Relations
By looking back on the important events and milestones in American history, a lot can be learned about race relations in the U.S. Read about the Chicano Movement, the Asian-American Civil Rights Movement and affirmative action's history. Discover the wide reaching impact of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Five Interesting Facts About Slavery in the Americas
Get the facts about slavery in the U.S., including when the slave trade began and how many slaves were brought to the New World, with this list.

5 Similarities Between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King
The differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. are often noted, but the men also have many similarities. Learn what they have in common.

When Did MTV First Air Black Videos?
How did MTV shift from largely shutting out the first black videos in the 1980s to routinely airing these videos decades later?

Depression Is Serious Effect of Racism on Children
Research shows that depression is a serious effect of racism on children and youth. It leads to behavior problems and the school drop-out rate too.

The Legal System
Once used to enforce racial discrimination, the legal system went on to enforce equal rights for all Americans. Particularly, Supreme Court decisions involving desegregation in schools and interracial marriage helped to change the landscape of race in America. Today, the legality of issues such as affirmative action and racial profiling continue to be discussed both in and outside of court. Moreover, the role of race and racism in politics continues to be debated.

Racial Profiling and Police Brutality Against Hispanics
Police brutality isn't just a black issue, as Hispanics nationwide increasingly face police abuse and racial profiling buoyed by xenophobia.

Key Events in Affirmative Action's History
Nearly everyone has an opinion about affirmative action, but few know its history. With this review, familiarize yourself with its origins.

The Top 5 Famous Arab and Arab American Actors
Arab American actors have long made their mark on the world of film and television. Learn more about their achievements with this list.

How Colin Kaepernick's Critics Missed the Mark
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was criticized after refusing to stand during the national anthem at NFL games, but some of his detractors miss the mark.

Do Ann Coulter's Quotes Reveal Racist Streak?
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has offended the public with controversial statements about Jews, blacks, immigrants and Latinos.

Black Women Who Have Run for U.S. President
Get the facts on the black women who've run for president. Although they didn't break the glass ceiling, they continue to inspire women today.

5 Common Black Stereotypes in TV and Film
This analysis of common ways blacks are typecast in film and TV reveals why stereotypical roles do a disservice to the African-American community.

Why the Attacks on Gabby Douglas Are Racist and Sexist
The attacks gymnast Gabby Douglas faced during the 2016 Olympic Games were rooted in the racist and sexist bigotry that has hurt other black women.

Marc Silver Discusses Documentary About Slain Black Teen Jordan Davis
Marc Silver, director of award-winning documentary,

How Minority Voters Helped Obama Win Reelection
Minority voters such as Asian Americans, Latinos and blacks helped Barack Obama win reelection. This analysis examines why they backed the president.

Interracial Relationships
Interracial marriages used to be illegal in the U.S. Now, interracial relationships are no longer taboo in most circles but still face problems. Learn the history of interracial relationships and how society views them today.

How to Handle Disapproval of Interracial Relationships
What's the best way to handle disapproval of interracial relationships? Read these tips for advice to weather the challenges common for mixed couples.

Why You Should Avoid These Five Racial Terms
Ever been confused about which racial terms to use for a group? Find out which terms are derogatory and alternative racial names to use instead.

What Is Racism: A Definition and Examples
Understand what racism is with this definition and review of it today and in the past. Get the facts on internalized, horizontal and reverse racism.

How Racism Causes Depression
The effects of racism on minorities run the gamut—from poor self-image to depression to suicide—but steps can be taken to counter these consequences.

Why Racism in Health Care Is Still a Problem Today
Racism in health care was pervasive in the 20th century, but it hasn't disappeared today. Get the facts on how bias remains a problem in medicine.

Four Missteps the Media Made While Covering The Baltimore Riots
The missteps the media made while covering the Baltimore riots, including ignoring the economic realities of the riot epicenters and the fact that the uprising was sparked by far more than Freddie Gray's death.

About Race Relations: Latest News, Issues and Analysis
Get the facts on the hot button issues in U.S. race relations today, including police brutality, diversity in Hollywood and affirmative action.

Diversity Matters
Diversity provides an assortment of benefits that can enhance any workplace, classroom or community. Use diversity workshops to foster cultural awareness. Use your awareness of racially sensitive language to avoid alienating others and to build strong cross-cultural relationships.

The History and Goals of the Chicano Movement
In the civil rights era, Latinos fought to be heard during the period of activism now known as the Chicano Movement. Review the history and goals.

Information and Statistics About Racial Minority Groups
Learn more about the nation's major racial groups with this roundup of demographic data about African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Americans and Irish Americans. There's also a roundup of information about cultural heritage months.

Race Relations and Politics
Race relations and politics intersect on a regular basis. Not only are politicians accused of perpetuating racism but entire political parties have come to be associated with racism as well. The election of the first black president in the U.S. in 2008 has only added fuel to the fire. Both the Democratic and Republican parties have had to change the way they operate in an increasingly diverse America.

5 Ways to Make Your Diversity Workshop a Success
By consulting diversity experts, encouraging team building and setting ground rules, you can hold diversity workshops that pay off.

Myths and Stereotypes About Hispanics and Immigration
Break down common stereotypes about Hispanics and immigration, including that they are all Mexicans, all speak Spanish and are recent arrivals.

What Is Kwanzaa and Why Is it Celebrated?
Just what is Kwanzaa? This American holiday originated during the turbulent 1960s to instill racial pride and unity in the black community.

The Tuskegee and Guatemala Syphilis Studies Were Racist
Get the facts on two infamous examples of U.S. government sanctioned medical racism: The Tuskegee and Guatemala Syphilis Studies.

Six Feature Films About Apartheid
Learn more about South African apartheid with this list of feature films about the topic.

10 Interesting Facts About Nelson Mandela
Learn more about anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela with this list of interesting facts about his youth, relationships and life.

The Complete List of Oscar Winning Actors of Color
A comprehensive list of Oscar-winning actors of color, including breakdowns of the black, Latino and Asian actors who've brought home Academy Awards.

5 Common Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter
After the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Dallas police officers, Black Lives Matter has faced attacks. Clear up the misconceptions.

Biography of California Attorney General Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris is the first woman of color attorney general in California's history and aims to be the second such woman to be a U.S. senator.

Understanding Race
Race is among the most complicated issues in the United States. So, what is race, exactly? And what is racism? Find the answers in scientific research, multicultural literature and other resources. Discover the challenges confronting race relations today.

Racial Terms and Definitions
It's difficult to discuss race relations without a basic understanding of common racial terms and expressions. Familiarity with racial terminology is a must for anyone seeking to engage in meaningful study of race and racism.

History of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement
During the Asian American civil rights movement, activists demanded ethnic studies, an apology to Japanese American internees and an end to Vietnam.

What to Do When a Child Faces Racial Bullying in School
What should parents do when a child faces racial bullying in school? Find out which steps to take to put an end to this destructive behavior.

Black Marriage: Four Myths Busted by the Facts
The media has oft reported on the black marriage

What Is Cultural Appropriation and Why Is It Wrong?
What is cultural appropriation? Get the definition, examples and quotes about the practice as well as celebs who've been accused of appropriation.

Celebrity Reaction to Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech
Actor Jesse Williams' rousing speech at the 2016 BET Awards took on police killings and cultural appropriation. Here's how celebrities reacted.

What Is the Meaning of Stereotype?
What is a stereotype? Stereotypes are traits assigned to groups of people based on their race, nationality and sexual orientation, to name a few.

How to End Racial Segregation in the American Church
End racial segregation in church by prioritizing diversity. Everything from where a church serves to the music it features can influence attendance.

The Affirmative Action Debate: Five Issues to Consider
With the U.S. Supreme Court still deciding cases about race-based preferences, the affirmative action debate is as relevant today as it was years ago.

"Master of None" Sparks Debate About Diversity on TV
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Muhammad Ali's Top Quotes on Race and Social Issues
Boxer Muhammad Ali famously spoke out on a number of social issues, including race relations; here are Ali's top quotes on the subject.

Ricci v. DeStefano: A Case of Reverse Discrimination?
Get the facts on the Ricci v. DeStefano Supreme Court case in which white New Haven firefighters alleged they were victims of reverse discrimination.

What You Should Know About Subtle Racism
Everyday racism includes treating people from racial minority groups differently than other groups or ignoring people of color. Learn about this disturbing but common practice.

Women of Color
Women of color face unique challenges because of race and gender, but many black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American women have broken barriers in a variety of fields and advanced the cause of social justice.

Common Racial Stereotypes in Movies and Television
Explore how racial minority groups, including blacks, Hispanics, Arabs, Asians and Native Americans, face stereotypes in movies and television.

Dido Elizabeth Belle Biography
A biography of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race aristocrat who inspired the Fox Searchlight film Belle.

The History of Juneteenth Celebrations
Juneteenth celebrations mark the day when all U.S. slaves received their freedom. Learn more about the history of Juneteenth with this review.

The Debate Over Snoop Dogg's Boycott of 'Roots'
Snoop Dogg called for a boycott of History channel's remake of the miniseries

What Is the Definition of Passing for White?
What is the definition of passing for white? Learn how racism has led to this centuries-old practice with this overview of the term.

Beauty Standards Move Beyond Blue Eyes and Blond Hair
Allure magazine's beauty census found that Americans no longer buy in to the all-American look or that blue-eyed blondes are the epitome of beauty.

What Is the Definition of Jim Crow Laws?
What is the definition of Jim Crow laws? Get the facts on how there government-sanctioned regulations led to racial segregation in the United States.

What Is the Definition of Tragic Mulatto Myth?
What is the definition of a tragic mulatto? With this review of the term, learn how the literary trope was used to prevent miscegenation.

How Hollywood Has Whitewashed Out Asian Americans
Hollywood has whitewashed out Asian Americans from its golden age until the present, but now Asian Americans are fighting back against racist casting.

Interracial Celebrity Couples Today and in History
Get the facts on interracial celebrity couples, gay and straight. Some wed when interracial marriage was banned, while others face disapproval today.

Why Some American Holidays Are Thought of As Racist
Why are some American holidays, such as Columbus Day, considered racist? The history of these holidays can clarify why they're controversial.

Are the College Students Who Need Affirmative Action Getting It?
Are the minority college students who most need affirmative action receiving it? Research on black and Asian American students suggests maybe not.

5 Ways to Handle a Racist Family Member
If you have racist family members, set limits, give consequences and use other methods to prevent their behavior from having a negative impact on you.

Trailblazers
The legacy of civil rights leaders continues today. Learn about the contributions of activists in the Civil Rights Movement, black power and race relations as a whole.

Scientific and Social Definitions of Race
Learn what science says race is as compared to how society defines this construct with this overview of facts about race in the U.S. and in biology.

Racist Commenters on Mark Zuckerberg's Marriage
Online news stories about Mark Zuckerbergs May 19 wedding to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan, an Asian American, has led commenters at web sites such as the Los Angeles Times and Gawker to leave racist remarks about the interracial marriage.

Reverse Racism Definition
Racism makes news headlines every day. But what about so-called reverse racism? What are some examples of this phenomenon, and what's the best way to define it? Is reverse racism even real?

Define Reverse Racism - Reverse Discrimination - Reverse Racism Examples
Racism makes news headlines every day. But what about so-called reverse racism? What are some examples of this phenomenon, and what’s the best way to define it? Is reverse racism even real? Page 2.

Martin Luther King Quotes and Speeches
The series of speeches the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave throughout his life reveal much about his political views, activist strategies and perspectives on morality and international relations. These excerpts from various King speeches paint a broader picture of who King was.

Blackface in Popular Culture
The list of people wearing blackface today includes fashion models, entertainers and college students who wear it during fashion shoots and parties.

CNN's Don Lemon on Anchors of Color
CNN's Don Lemon points out that many TV anchors are light-skinned. Is colorism a problem in news networks?

5 Ways Prince Supported Blacks and Social Justice
Prince was far more than a musician but an activist as well. He supported Black Lives Matter, a number of organizations for youth and other causes.

5 Instances When Interracial Dating Is a Problem
Find out when interracial dating is a problem with this list of troubling reasons, such as rebellion, that impel some people to cross the color line.

The Workplace
Debates rage about the need for affirmative action to create a level playing field in the employment base. While many companies value diversity in the workplace, others have yet to make ground in this area and continue engaging in discrimination during job interviews. Learn to avoid hiring discrimination.

Responding to Discrimination During a Job Interview
You think you've been a victim of racial discrimination during a job interview, but you're not sure. Learn to spot a violation of your civil rights.

How Racism Affects Minority Students in Public Schools
Black and brown students face racism in public schools--from high suspension rates to attending segregated schools to less access to quality teachers.

What Is the Difference Between Race and Ethnicity?
What is the difference between race and ethnicity? Learn why ethnicity can be hidden, but a person's race is typically always on display.

How Irish Immigrants Overcame Discrimination in America
When the Irish arrived in America, they faced stereotypes and discrimination, largely because of how the English had treated them in the Old World.

The Top 5 Ways to Respond to a Racist Joke
What's the best way to respond when someone tells a racist joke? You don't have to laugh. Aim to handle yourself and the joke-teller with integrity.

What Is the Definition of Internalized Racism?
What is internalized racism? Sometimes marginalized racial groups turn oppression inward, hating their own racial group as a result.

5 Hollywood Stereotypes of Arabs and Middle Easterners
Hollywood has long portrayed Middle Easterners as terrorists, Islamic fundamentalists and other stereotypes that lead to real life Arabs facing bias.

Understanding 4 Different Types of Racism
Racism is a complex issue with a variety of types. Get the facts on different forms of racism -- from colorism to racial microaggressions.

5 Examples of Institutional Racism in the United States
Learn more about how institutional racism has lasted for generations, with these examples in the church, medicine, the legal system and other sectors.

The Story Behind Cesar Chavez Day Celebrations
Many states observe Cesar Chavez Day. Learn the history of the holiday, how and where it's celebrated and the push for a federal observance.

Famous Black, Latino & Asian Bernie Sanders Supporters
Black, Latino and Asian celebrities have endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, despite the perception that minorities prefer Hillary Clinton.

Exploring Colorism and Skin Color Issues
Increase your awareness of colorism by learning about the practice and its historical roots, the celebrities who’ve experienced it and how changing beauty standards may counter such discrimination.

Facts, Quotes and Film Reviews About "Belle"
A roundup of excerpts from film reviews about “Belle” as well as quotes from its star, director and screenwriter and a profile of the film’s inspiration, Dido Elizabeth Belle.

Race-Conscious Parenting
Speaking to kids about race can be challenging for parents, but it’s not a topic to be avoided, especially in mixed-race families. Discover how to discuss race with children and even get them involved in anti-racism campaigns promoting racial sensitivity. Teach kids of various ethnic backgrounds to navigate race at school, home and in-between.

“Compton Cookout” Party at UCSD Ignites Racial Firestorm
The University of California at San Diego is still feeling the aftermath of an off-campus party organized by students dubbed the

Quotes From “Belle’s” Star, Director and Writer About The Film
Quotes from “Belle’s” star, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, its director, Amma Asante, and its screenwriter, Misan Sagay, on the period piece about a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat.

The Effects of Colorism
Colorism has a far-reaching impact both in and outside of communities of color. Learn more about the effects of skin color bias with this overview.

Reaction to People Magazine Naming Lupita Nyong’o “Most Beautiful”
People magazine announced April 23 that it chose actress Lupita Nyong'o for its Most Beautiful people issue.

Transcript: Alleged Donald Sterling/V. Stiviano Recording
A transcript of the 9 minute racially charged recorded conversation that allegedly took place between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. TMZ Sports posted the audio to its website on April 25, 2014.

The Debate Over the Cleveland Police Killing of Tamir Rice
Learn why the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice sparked protests and a backlash against the prosecutor after officers eluded charges.

The Link Between Slavery and the Watch Night Service
Get the facts on Watch Night with this review of the New Year's Eve church service embraced by blacks due to its ties to the Emancipation Proclamation.

8 Network Television Shows Starring Black Women
For years, black female leads were scarce on network TV, but that changed after Scandal's success, which led to more black women on television.

5 Big Companies Sued for Racism - From GE to Walmart
Racial discrimination lawsuits filed against companies such as Wal-Mart and General Electric show how racism in the workplace remains a problem.

The Backlash Against Zoe Saldana Portraying Nina Simone
Zoe Saldana faced criticism after the release of the trailer for the film “Nina” in which she wears blackface and a prosthetic to portray Nina Simone.

Oscars Boycott Sparks Tension Between Minorities
Asians and Latinos complained Chris Rock excluded them at the Oscars, causing blacks to say they should lead their own fight for representation.

The Effect of Racism in Health Care on Minorities
Medical racism has had detrimental effects now and in the past. Minorities have been sterilized, infected with STDs and more without their consent.

Why Interracial Couples Have Historically Had Problems
Fraught with tensions, interracial relationships have a long history in the U.S. Confront the issues that arise from loving across color lines.

Why Interracial Couples Have Historically Had Problems
Fraught with tensions, interracial relationships have a long history in the U.S. Confront the issues that arise from loving across color lines. Page 2.

The Media's 5 Most Tired Asian American Stereotypes
This list examines five stereotypes about Asian Americans in TV, film and the media, including the dragon lady, the geek and the martial artist.

Five Widespread Myths About Interracial Relationships
Interracial marriage is growing in the U.S., but myths about interracial relationships remain; improve your understanding of such couples.

Interesting Facts and Data About American Indians
Learn more about the Native American population--from their business to the languages they speak--with these facts and information from the census.

Oscar Winning Hispanic Actors - From Jose Ferrer to Benicio Del Toro
Just five Hispanic actors have won Academy Awards. Learn more about these actors and their performances with this list of Latino Oscar winners.

Five Classic Celebrities Who Passed For White in Hollywood
Passing for white was once commonplace in Hollywood. This list names five classic actors who engaged in the practice on screen, off screen or both.

Native American Stereotypes in Film and Television
This roundup of Native American stereotypes in TV and film reveals how this group continues to be portrayed as warriors, medicine men and maidens.

5 Famous Native American and First Nations Actors
Learn more about the Native American actors who've left their mark on Hollywood with this list of actors ranging from Russell Means to Adam Beach.

The Rise and Fall of Tulsa's Black Wall Street
Black businesses in Tulsa's Greenwood District did so well in the '20s the area became

Why Journalism's Diversity Problem Rivals Hollywood's
Hollywood has faced criticism for its lack of diversity, but other industries, such as journalism, keep minorities on the sidelines as well.

Beyonce Was Political Before 'Formation' Video
Beyonce won praise for her unapologetically black Formation video, but she revealed her political leanings far before the song and 2016 Super Bowl.

Film Critics Give 'Lila and Eve' Poor Reviews
Film critics from the New York Times, Variety and other publications gave

How the Tuskegee Airmen Became World War II Heroes
With this biography of the Tuskegee Airmen, learn how they became World War II war heroes and the struggles they endured in a segregated military.

3 NBC Shows With Latina Leads Make Their Debut
NBC debuted 3 shows starring Latinas in 2016:

Did Environmental Racism Lead to Flint Water Crisis?
Public figures such as Mayor Karen Weaver and filmmaker Michael Moore say that environmental racism played a role in the Flint, Mich., water crisis.

Oscar Snubs of Films Directed by or Starring Minorities
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What Black Hollywood Said About the 2016 Oscars Boycott
Black actors, from Viola Davis to Will Smith, discussed racial diversity and the Academy Awards after Jada Pinkett Smith announced an Oscars boycott.

Is it Ever Okay to Use The N-Word in Public?
Many argue that it’s never okay to say the N-word, but situations arise when using the slur may be appropriate, such as when journalists report on it.

How Actors Reacted to the 2016 Oscars Diversity Boycott
Several actors, from Julie Delpy to George Clooney, shared their thoughts on the 2016 Oscars boycott. By doing so, some sparked scandals of their own.

A Definition and Examples of Racial Profiling
This review of racial profiling defines what the practice is, the groups it most affects and why profiling is an ineffective law enforcement practice.

Why Most People Don't Have Friends From Another Race
This review of interracial friendships examines how often such relationships occur, the barriers they face and how race affects juvenile friendships.

3 Questions Not to Ask Multiracial Families and People
Multiracial families and people are on the rise in the U.S., but they still face rude and racist questions from strangers. Avoid insensitive remarks.

8 Interesting Facts About the Irish American Population
Celebrate Irish American Heritage Month, held in March, by getting acquainted with interesting facts and figures about the Irish American population.

Supporting Diversity and Minority Colleagues at Work
Supporting diversity and minority colleagues in the workplace can enhance team spirit, boost creativity and a sense of investment in the company.

6 Interesting Facts About the Hispanic Population
Facts the census has compiled about the Hispanic community reveal the strides Latinos have made in various areas and their makeup of the population.

Myths and Misconceptions about Multiracial People in the U.S.
An increasing number of Americans identify as multiracial, but myths about mixed-race people persist. This list aims to break down misconceptions about multiracial identity. Page 2.

Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving and Should You?
Some Native Americans consider Thanksgiving to be a day to mourn. So, should the holiday be celebrated? Explore the pros and cons with this overview.

Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?
Some Native Americans consider Thanksgiving to be a day to mourn. So, should the holiday be celebrated? Explore the pros and cons with this overview. Page 2.

Why You Should Avoid Racist Halloween Costumes
If you're thinking about dressing up as an Indian, Gypsy or Geisha for Halloween, you might want to reconsider. Avoid racist Halloween costumes.

Gypsys and American Indians - Racist Halloween Costumes
If you're thinking about dressing up as an Indian, Gypsy or Geisha for Halloween, you might want to reconsider. Avoid racist Halloween costumes. Page 2.

Three Blatant Acts of Racism Against Obama
Obama's election signaled racial progress in the U.S., but racism dogged his presidency. This list covers three examples of racism against Obama.

Three Egregious Acts of Racism Against Obama
Obama's election signaled racial progress in the U.S., but racism dogged his presidency. This list covers three examples of racism against Obama. Page 2.

7 Interesting Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
Learn the intimate details of Martin Luther King's life with this roundup of seven interesting facts about the civil rights leader.

Gay Celebrities in Interracial Marriages and Relationships
Gay couples are more likely to be involved in interracial relationships than their heterosexual counterparts, including celebrities such as Mario Cantone and Robin Roberts.

Interracial Couples on TV Shows in the 20th Century
Today interracial couples appear on television shows all the time, but for much of the 20th century seeing individuals from different racial backgrounds marry or become romantically involved on the small screen was a major taboo. This list highlights some of television’s early interracial couples.

Racist College Parties
In recent years, U.S. colleges and universities have experienced a surge in student parties with racist themes. This overview lists the most notorious racist college parties.

Stereotypes of Latinos in Television and Film
This list of stereotypes about Hispanics in film and television break down why sweeping generalizations about Latinos miss the mark.

Important Events in 20th Century Black History
Black history is filled with a countless amount of important events. But what moments in black history are most shocking? The assassination of a civil rights icon, a boycott that was supposed to last just one day and two race riots made the list.

Women Writers of Color – Minority Women Writers
Women of color in the U.S. and Canada have crafted fiction, poems and essays for hundreds of years. In the early 20th century, the voices of women from a variety of ethnic groups were increasingly represented in print. Nella Larsen, Zitkala-Sa and Sui Sin Far are just three of the pioneers who recorded their experiences as women of color long before the movements for women’s rights and civil rights took flight.

Affirmative Action Bans in College Admissions
How have affirmative action bans in California, Texas and Florida affected college admissions in those states? Learn how affirmative action has affected diversity in public universities.

Japanese American World War II Heroes
Although Japanese Americans faced fierce racial discrimination, even placement in internment camps, after Japan’s attack of Pearl Harbor, many Nisei men enlisted in the military to prove their loyalty to the United States. The 442 Regimental Combat Team, made up entirely of Nisei, became the most decorated unit of its size and length of service in military history.

Biography of National Urban League Leader Whitney Young
This biography of Whitney Young Jr. reveals the achievements he made while leading influential civil rights group the National Urban League.

Biography of Grounbreadking Black Panther Richard Aoki
This biography of Richard Aoki shows how his Japanese American roots did not stop him from playing a key role in the Black Panther Party.

How to Fight Racism
America has a long history of anti-racist activists. Fight injustice by partaking in protests, letter-writing campaigns and more.

Famous Gay People of Color
When CNN anchor Don Lemon came out as gay, he was applauded for being one of the few high-profile blacks to do so. Lemon’s announcement sparked debate about why other famous gay minorities remain closeted. Yet, the list of famous gay people of color who’ve come out is growing. In addition to black gay and lesbian celebrities, the list includes gay Latino celebrities and famous gay Asian Americans. This compilation includes more than 20 such celebrities.

Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month
Arab American Heritage Month celebrates the contributions people of Middle Eastern descent have made to the U.S. and their history in the nation.

Raising Biracial Children to Be Well Adjusted
Mixed-race children face unique challenges, but raising biracial children who are happy and healthy is possible if parents teach them to embrace all facets of their racial makeup, settle in diverse communities and choose schools that celebrate multiculturalism, among other measures.

Feminists of Color
Feminists of color such as Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Paula Gunn Allen have played pivotal roles in the fight for women’s rights through their writing and activism. Lean more about the contributions blacks, Latinas and Asian Americans have made to feminism with this list of advocates for women.

The Real George Zimmerman - Bio and Facts
Information from his family and friends, previous run-ins with the law and general facts about his life paint a ragtag biography of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who killed Trayvon Martin, setting off a national debate about race and violence.

American Indian Movement History and Profile
This profile of the American Indian Movement outlines the organization’s history and most high-profile actions, such as the Wounded Knee siege and the Alcatraz Island occupation. Learn about the movement’s goals, accomplishments and legacy today with this biography.

Native American Fashions
The high fashion world has embraced Native American styles like never before—featuring moccasins, mukluks, fringe bags and feather earrings in runway collections. But is couture paying tribute to indigenous communities or simply ripping them off in a callous form of cultural appropriation?

12 Interesting Facts About Maya Angelou
A list of interesting facts about poet and writer Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou Quotes
A roundup of quotes from Maya Angelou interviews.

How Navajo Soldiers Became World War II Code Talkers
The Navajo soldiers known as Code Talkers used their complex language to help the U.S. military complete missions during World War II.

Racist Republican Smear Campaigns – Racist Political Smear Campaigns
Race-based political smear campaigns have existed for decades. In the 1988 presidential campaign, George H.W. Bush faced accusations of racism after his supporters created an ad featuring an image of a black felon from Massachusetts named Willie Horton to suggest that opponent Michael Dukakis, then governor of the state, was soft on crime. In the 21st century, racist political smear campaigns have seen a resurgence, with politicians on both sides of the political aisle targeted because of their racial heritage or that of their family members. This overview outlines notable racist smear campaigns from the year 2000 to the present.

What Is Racial Prejudice?
Racial prejudice is a term that's used all the time, but what does it mean exactly? How does it intersect with racial stereotyping, racial profiling and institutional racism?

Biography of Native American Sports Legend Jim Thorpe
This biography of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe chronicles the struggles he endured both before and after scoring Olympic gold.

Betty Shabazz - Profile and Biography
This profile highlights the key moments in the life of Betty Shabazz. Discover what her life was like before and after marriage to Malcolm X.

The Impact of Race on Children’s Friendships
Cross-racial friendships between children remain the exception rather than the rule in the United States. A number of studies indicate that children pick up racial cues from society that give them the idea that “birds of a feather flock together.”

Famous Blacks and Other Minorities Who Died in 2015
Notable 2015 deaths include prominent blacks and other people of color who broke ground in entertainment, science, media and civil rights.

The 2015 Year in Review for Race Relations in the Arts
The 2015 year in review for race relations in the arts, including Misty Copeland's rise to principal ballerina and Viola Davis' historic Emmy win.

The 2015 Year in Review for Race Relations in the News
The 2015 year in review for race relations in the news, including Donald Trump's bigotry, college protests against racism and Sandra Bland's death.

4 U.S. States Have Majority Minority Populations
Four U.S. states have been dubbed majority minority states because people of color there outnumber whites. Learn what make these states unique.

Examples of Soul Food With West African Roots
Black American cuisine is commonly called soul food, but many popular items in the genre, such as yams and okra, originated in West Africa.

Stereotyping All Muslims as Terrorists Is Irresponsible
Terrorist attacks lead bigotry against Muslims to grow, but fears over terror do not justify Islamophobia, which hurts, not helps, the public.

The Japanese American No-No Boys Stood Up for Justice
Learn more about the No-No Boys, the Japanese American men who reacted to internment by refusing to swear loyalty to the U.S. and join the military.

Reviewing Highlights of the Civil Rights Movement
Discover the key figures, groups and events that made the civil rights movement succeed. Also learn the role Asians and Latinos played.

Dealing With Racist Jokes, Racist Terms and Behavior
Racist jokes and racist behaviors can spell trouble at home or at work. Practice racial sensitivity by avoiding offensive terms and behaviors.

Why Whitewashing Films Like 'Gods of Egypt' Sparks Outrcy


Why Environmental Racism Remains a Problem
Get the facts on environmental racism, including a definition, examples and how to take action against it, with this review of the problem.

Mixed People on Taye Diggs' Views on Biracial Identity
While promoting his children's book,

Why College Students Are Protesting Racism on Campuses
U.S. college students protested against racism on their campuses in late 2015, inspired by the activism of University of Missouri's football team.

Latino Celebrities Show Racial Diversity of Hispanics
Latino celebrities such as George Lopez, Zoe Saldana and Salma Hayek demonstrate the racial diversity that exists among Hispanics in America.

Six Interesting Facts About Asian Americans
Get the facts about the Asian American population with this summary of interesting data culled from the U.S. Census Bureau.

How Four Christian Denominations Atoned For Racism
The Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church are among those denominations that have asked forgiveness for perpetuating racism in the church.

The Life of Carter G. Woodson
This profile highlights the life and accomplishments of historian Carter G. Woodson.

How Shopping While Black Hurts African Americans
Being followed around in stores or treated rudely by staffers signals

Shopping While Black - Examples of Racial Profiling
Being followed around in stores or treated rudely by staffers signals

Five Terms You Might Not Know Are Considered Racist
The United States is known for its slang, but some expressions Americans use casually are considered racially offensive. If you want to avoid inadvertently hurting someone with your language, use this list to learn which terms to retire from your vocabulary.

A List of Racist and Offensive Terms
The United States is known for its slang, but some expressions Americans use casually are considered racially offensive. If you want to avoid inadvertently hurting someone with your language, use this list to learn which terms to retire from your vocabulary. Page 2.

When Two Minorities Make Up an Interracial Couple
Not all interracial couples include a white partner. Learn about the challenges interracial couples face when both partners come from minority groups. Page 2.

When Two Minorities Make Up an Interracial Couple
Not all interracial couples include a white partner. Learn about the challenges interracial couples face when both partners come from minority groups.

Four Quotes About The Myth of Reverse Racism
Does reverse racism exist? These quotes from writers, activists and entertainers show why many believe reverse discrimination is just a myth.

Quotes on Reverse Racism and Discrimination
Does reverse racism exist? These quotes from writers, activists and entertainers show why many believe reverse discrimination is just a myth. Page 2.

12 Interesting Facts About Activist Grace Lee Boggs
Learn about the life of feminist and labor and civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs with this list of interesting biographical facts.

Common Stereotypes About Africa
Despite growing interest in Africa around the globe, racial stereotypes about it persist. This list of common myths about Africa aims to clear them up.

Five Common Stereotypes About Africa
Despite growing interest in Africa around the globe, racial stereotypes about it persist. This list of common myths about Africa aims to clear them up. Page 2.

Conversations with Toni Morrison Quotes
A writer and academic, Toni Morrison has made a large impact on American culture. Quotes from her interviews and writings reveal what motivates her as a writer as well as her thoughts on race, politics and other social issues.

Bio of Activist Marcus Garvey
This profile highlights the key events in Marcus Garvey’s life and the contributions he made.

Vincent Chin, Hate Crime Victim
With this biography, learn more about the life and death of murder victim Vincent Chin, who became a symbol of injustice for Asian Americans. Page 2.

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Racism
There are steps you can take to lessen your chances of being a victim of racism. Your financial status, the education you receive and where you live may decrease the encounters you have with racial discrimination.

How to Avoid Racism
There are steps you can take to lessen your chances of being a victim of racism. Your financial status, the education you receive and where you live may decrease the encounters you have with racial discrimination. Page 2.

Famous Blacks Who've Spoken Out Against the N-Word
Oprah Winfrey and Cornel West are among the blacks who’ve spoken out against the N-word, countering the idea that all blacks support use of the slur.

Biography of Controversial Rap Group Public Enemy
This Public Enemy biography shows how the group topped album charts with militant songs such as “Burn Hollywood Burn” and “911 Is a Joke”?.

Holiday Celebrations for Multicultural Families
Compromise is all it takes for multicultural families to celebrate the holidays in a way that reflects the diversity each member brings to the table.

Biography of Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez
This biography of NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez chronicles how the child of Mexican migrant workers realized his dream of traveling to space.

Richard Aoki - Biography of Japanese American Black Panther
This biography of Richard Aoki shows how his Japanese American roots did not stop him from playing a key role in the Black Panther Party. Page 2.

Quotes from Activist Angela Davis
This roundup of quotes from activist and academic Angela Davis highlights her thoughts on race, the prison industrial complex and other issues.

Five Myths About Multiracial People in the U.S.
An increasing number of Americans identify as multiracial, but myths about mixed-race people persist. This list aims to break down misconceptions about multiracial identity.

Memoir Negroland Paints Portrait of Black Bourgeoisie
Margo Jefferson's memoir Negroland paints a portrait of the black elite in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in the 1950s and '60s.

10 Facts About Anti-Semitism's Origins, History and Definition
Get a crash course in anti-Semitism with this list of 10 interesting facts about its origins, history and definition, complete with examples.

Broadway Musical "Allegiance" Tackles Japanese-American Internment
The musical

Film Critics Say A Ballerina's Tale Needs to Go Deeper
Nelson George's documentary

Coping With Racism for Minorities on College Campuses
Life on a predominantly white college campus will likely prove challenging for minority students, but there are ways for them to thrive at universities where racism is an issue.

The Controversial Debate Black-Sounding Names Face
Why black-sounding names face bias in the 21st century while the unique names white parents give children avoid scrutiny.

Why People With Black Names Face Social Bias
African-Americans have given children unique names since the 1960s, leading racists to reject job and housing applicants with black names.

Dressing as a Different Race for Halloween
Avoid making a racial gaffe this Halloween by following these tips about dressing up as someone from a different race for the occasion.

The Case Against Celebrating Columbus Day
Columbus Day has been a U.S. holiday since 1937, but opponents say Christopher Columbus shouldn't be honored due to his treatment of Native Americans.

Interesting Facts About the Irish American Experience
Learn all about the Irish-American community, including famous Irish-Americans, with this list of facts about the U.S.' second largest ethnic group.

The Facts About Black Voters in 2008 and Beyond
Black voters have garnered much interest since Barack Obama’s landmark election in 2008. This profile shines a light on the black electorate.

The History of the Congress of Racial Equality
Learn about the history of civil rights group the Congress of Racial Equality with this profile of the influential organization and its legacy today.

10 Long Lasting Hollywood Interracial Couples
Hollywood has no shortage of interracial couples. This list looks at 10 celebrities involved in long-term mixed-race relationships.

How to Protest Companies That Racially Discriminate
Take action against companies accused of racial discrimination by creating online petitions or using grassroots campaigns to spread the word.

Biography of Hate Crime Victim Vincent Chin
With this biography, learn more about the life and death of murder victim Vincent Chin, who became a symbol of injustice for Asian Americans.

A Definition of Xenophobia and Examples to Describe It
What is xenophobia? This definition supported by both contemporary and historical examples explains this phenomenon's roots in the U.S.

A Definition of Xenophobia and Examples to Describe It
What is xenophobia? This definition supported by both contemporary and historical examples explains this phenomenon's roots in the U.S. Page 2.

A List of Ways Racism Hurts Society as a Whole
Racism doesn’t just hurt people of color but negatively affects families, couples and society generally. The five examples in this list show how.

A Diverse Roster of TV Shows Featured in the Fall 2015 Lineup
A list of the most diverse television shows premiering in the fall 2015 lineup, including

Five Quotes From Pope Francis on Racism and Xenophobia
Pope Francis has commented several times about racism, xenophobia and immigration. Find out where the pontiff stands on creating an inclusive society.

Reviews of Fox Television Show "Empire"
A roundup of reviews of Fox television show

How The Diverse 2015 Emmy Awards Made History
The 2015 Emmy Awards made history with a record-breaking win by Viola Davis, the first black actress to receive the honor for best dramatic lead.

The History of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations
This overview of National Hispanic Heritage Month explains the origins and purpose of the cultural observance as well as the events held to commemorate it.

How Black Christian Film "War Room" Won Over Audiences
Reviews and analyses of the box officer performance of

The 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates on Black Lives Matter
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidates have responded to Black Lives Matter by discussing racism and developing racial justice platforms.

The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates on Black Lives Matter
The 2016 Republican presidential candidates had a wide array of responses to the Black Lives Matter movement--from sympathy to dismissal to criticism.

President Jimmy Carter's Record on Civil Rights and Race Relations
Jimmy Carter’s civil rights record as a Georgia lawmaker and as president endeared him to blacks and other minority groups.

Reviews of Fox Series Red Band Society
Reviews of new Fox comedy

Which Asian Actors Have Won Academy Awards?
Which Asian actors have won Oscars for acting? Find out with this list.

"Black-ish" gets mixed reviews from TV critics
ABC sitcom black-ish has received mixed reviews from critics. Learn more with this roundup of review excerpts.

Reviews of Extant, Starring Halle Berry
Excerpts from reviews of CBS’ “Extant,” starring Halle Berry as lead.

Five Facts About Nonviolence That Clarify the Philosophy
Clear up your misconceptions about the philosophy of nonviolence with this overview of its tenets and famous practitioners.

Reviews for ABC sitcom Cristela
A roundup of reviews about ABC sitcom Cristela.

Film Reviews of "Selma"
Excerpts from film reviews about the motion picture

'Straight Outta Compton' Mostly Gets N.W.A.'s Story Right


Five Ways Riots Have Created Lasting Change
Do riots work? Academics, activists and artists argue that civil unrest can lead to lasting change, such as more police oversight and new leadership. Page 2.

Five Ways Riots Have Created Lasting Change
Do riots work? Academics, activists and artists argue that civil unrest can lead to lasting change, such as more police oversight and new leadership.

Beyond the Lights and the Controversy Over Black Films on Netflix


Gallup's Minority Rights and Relations Poll Finds Dim Outlook on Race
Gallup's 2015 Minority Rights and Relations Poll reveals a shift in race relations, with Americans from all backgrounds concerned about racism.

MTV's 'White People' Documentary Earns Mixed Reviews From Critics
Critics gave MTV's documentary White People mixed reviews. The film by journalist Jose Antonio Vargas aims to tackle white privilege.

How Public Figures Reacted to Sandra Bland's Death
How public figures, from Donald Trump to Ava DuVernay, reacted to the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found hanging in her jail cell.

Who Was Sandra Bland and Why Was Her Death Newsworthy?
Learn more about Sandra Bland, the first woman to dominate the Black Lives Matter movement, with this review of her life and death.

Outrage Over Sandra Bland's Arrest and Death
A review of Sandra Bland's arrest and subsequent death in jail. Questions remain as to what role police misconduct played in the death of the young black woman.

The Controversy Over Racist Atticus Finch in Go Set a Watchman
The controversy over Atticus Finch's racism in Go Set a Watchman has unearthed criticism about To Kill a Mockingbird's approach to bigotry.

10 Interesting Facts About Misty Copeland
Get acquainted with Misty Copeland with this list of 10 interesting facts about the life and career of the prima ballerina.

Donald Trump Has History of Racist Remarks and Behavior
Donald Trump's racist comments and behavior predated his backlash for characterizing Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug lords.

Donald Trump Has History of Racist Remarks and Behavior
Donald Trump's history of racist comments and behavior predated his backlash for characterizing Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug lords. Page 2.

How Bayard Rustin, a Gay Man, Changed Civil Rights
A biography of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who planned the March on Washington and advised the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Top 5 Quotes From President Obama's Eulogy of Clementa Pinckney
President Obama gave a rousing speech about race while eulogizing the slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

Slave Revolts in the United States
Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey and Gabriel Prosser are among the African Americans who planned the most famous slave rebellions in North America.

Rappers Weigh In on Police Brutality and Civil Unrest
Rappers such as Kendrick Lamar, P. Diddy and Common have sparked controversy over their comments about the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.

Obama Used N-Word to Make Point About Racism
President Barack Obama was criticized for using the N-word during the Marc Maron podcast, but he repeated the slur to make a point about racism.

5 Republicans, From Nikki Haley to Rick Perry, Oppose Confederate Flag
Several notable Republicans, including Nikki Haley and Mitt Romney, called for the removal of the Confederate flag after Charleston church shooting.

A History of the Confederate Flag and Its Detractors
Charleston shooter Dylan Roof's affinity for the flag led lawmakers in both parties to deem Confederate flag a racially divisive symbol.

How Public Figures Reacted to Shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston
Public figures such as President Obama and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley react to the mass shooting at First A.M.E. Church in Charleston.

How Public Figures Reacted to Shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston
Public figures such as President Obama and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley react to the mass shooting at First A.M.E. Church in Charleston. Page 2.

Novels and Books About Japanese-American Internment
Get a better understanding of the Japanese-American internment experience with this list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the subject.

I Met Rachel Dolezal When She Was Still a White Woman
Rachel Dolezal was interested in black culture long before she began to pass for black while leading the NAACP's Spokane branch.

Why the Rachel Dolezal Scandal Is Sparking a Transracial Debate
The controversy Rachel Dolezal sparked by passing for black has led to questions about whether it's possible to have a transracial identity in the same vein as transgender identity.

Jordan Davis Biography
Biographical details about the life of shooting victim Jordan Davis.

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An index of categories in the

Why the Suicide Rate Among Black Boys Is Rising
A new study has found that the suicide rate among black boys has spiked. What factors contributed to this trend?

"Blackbird" Earns Mixed Reviews From Film Critics
Reviews of the film

Hip-Hop Comedy "Dope" Earns Rave Reviews
Why did critics love the indie hit

Trayvon Martin Biography
Trayvon Martin faced a smear campaign by killer George Zimmerman and his defense team as well as by right-wing extremists in the months after his death. The slain teen’s family and friends have tried to set the record straight about his life by providing the media with info to piece together a bio of Trayvon that goes beyond the stereotypes that have been imposed on him.

Who Was Freddie Gray?
Learn more about the life of Freddie Gray, the man whose death sparked protests in Baltimore, with this biography.

The Death of Freddie Gray and the Unrest That Followed
A review of Freddie Gray's death, the riots that followed and their aftermath.

Why Manny Pacquiao Must Have Felt Like Joe Louis Before Mayweather Fight
How Manny Pacquiao's fight against Floyd Mayweather overlaps with Joe Louis' fight against Max Schmeling.

Defining and Debating Gentrification
An analysis of the pros and cons of gentrification and a definition of the controversial trend.

Which Black Actors Have Won Oscars?
A list of black actors and actresses who've won Oscars.

Public Figures React to The Baltimore Riots And Freddie Gray Killing
How public figures such as Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Obama reacted to the Baltimore riots.

Azealia Banks on Racism And Cultural Appropriation
Azealia Banks has faced a public backlash for her beefs with other rappers, but that doesn't make her remarks about racism and cultural appropriation any less valid.

Filmmakers and Academy Members on The 2015 Oscars Diversity Scandal
Film industry insiders such as Ava DuVernay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs discuss whether the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences needs to become more diverse.

Colorism - the Impact of Skin Color Discrimination
What is colorism? Find out more about skin color discrimination, its origins in and outside of the United States and the impact it has had on black America and other communities of color. There’s a reason why sales of skin-whitening creams continue to soar and why the most prominent people of color tend to have light skin. The answer is colorism.

All About The Life of Rosa Parks
This overview highlights the facts of civil rights legend Rosa Parks’ life.

Frederick Douglass Biography
This profile of Frederick Douglass highlights the key events in the abolitionist’s life.

Sojourner Truth Biography
This profile highlights key facts in the life of former slave Sojourner Truth, who became an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate.

Harriet Tubman Biography
Learn more about the life of slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman with this roundup of biographical information about the leader of the Underground Railroad.

Malcolm X Biography
This profile of Malcolm X highlights interesting facts and key moments in the activist’s life.

Malcolm X Quotes
This overview highlights quotes from Malcolm X that demonstrate why he emerged as one of the most significant and controversial figures in black history.

The Call for White History Month
Conservatives such as former “SNL” star Victoria Jackson have argued that there should be a White History Month, but in doing so they overlook why cultural heritage months began and that observances for white Americans already exist.

TV Critics Praise ABC Sitcom Fresh Off The Boat
A roundup of reviews about new ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat.

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Earns Positive Reviews
A roundup of reviews about the new Comedy Central program The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.

How Celebrities Reacted to The Bill Cosby Rape Scandal
How celebrities such as Phylicia Rashad and Chris Rock reacted to the Bill Cosby rape scandal.

Film Critics Lavish Praise on Girlhood
A roundup of film reviews about Celine Sciamma's movie

Movie Reviews of Spare Parts Starring George Lopez
A roundup of reviews about the movie

Celebrities Discuss Racism in Hollywood
Celebrities such as Lucy Liu, Viola Davis and Chris Rock discuss racism in Hollywood.

Critics Divided in Reviews For Film "Black or White"
A roundup of film reviews about the Mike Binder film

How Employers Racially Discriminate
Racial discrimination in the workplace is of grave concern to communities of color as the nation rebounds from the economic recession. But sometimes employers don't intentionally discriminate. They simply have hiring policies that weed out the bulk of minority candidates.

The Children of Martin Luther King Jr.
Where are Martin Luther King Jr.'s children today? This overview provides details on their lives.

The History of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Discover the key players in creating the holiday, the lawmakers who resisted such a holiday and the states which took the longest to recognize. Page 2.

Martin Luther King Holiday History – Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr. may have fathered the Civil Rights Movement, but history reveals that turning his birthday into a national holiday took struggle and persistence.

Would Martin Luther King Jr. Have Fought For Gay Rights?
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. championed a number of other causes outside of racial justice in his short life. This has led some to wonder if the civil rights advocate would have also supported gay rights. The fact that those close to him have spoken out in support of gay rights may mean that King would have.

Facts About Eric Garner's Life And Death
A roundup of facts about the life and death of Eric Garner, killed by New York City police in July 2014.

Al Sharpton Biography
A profile of Al Sharpton, including his years as a childhood activist and preacher, his celebrity friends such as Michael Jackson, the Tawana Brawley scandal and more.

The 2014 Year in Review For Race Relations
The 2014 year in review for race relations, including the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the Donald Sterling controversy and Bill Cosby rape allegations.

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Stereotype Definition and an Example
Meaning of stereotype explained.

Five Reasons Not to Call Someone Racist
A number of strategies exist on how to deal with racism, but one way that often proves ineffective is calling someone a racist. Using this label typically backfires because it results in defensiveness and insincere apologies, among other reasons.

Identifying Race-Based Stereotypes and Myths
Race-based stereotypes and myths pose a huge threat to equality. Racial stereotypes and myths lead to prejudice and hatred, which, in turn, lead to discrimination against entire ethnic groups. The problem is that those who make up racial groups are so unique that no generalization can capture who they are. To deconstruct stereotypes, it’s important to know how they work, which ones are most common and which behaviors contribute to ethnic stereotyping. Racism won’t go away until racial myths do.