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Texas Has A Long, Persistent History Of Discriminatory Voting Laws

The state has a long history of policies barring minority voters in a large-scale conservative effort to limit Democratic votes.

Kylie Cheung | July 22, 2016 - 10:13 am

Abigail Fisher And Her Lawyers Continue To Fight Affirmative Action By Arguing Its Negative Impact On Asian-Americans

There’s a myriad of reasons it’s so problematic for white opponents of affirmative action to use Asian-Americans, and stereotypes about them, for their own ends.

Kylie Cheung | July 20, 2016 - 8:46 am

The Store Owner Where Alton Sterling Was Killed Sues The Baton Rouge Police

Abdullah Muflahi accuses the police of “illegally taking him into custody and confiscating his entire security system without a warrant.”

Kylie Cheung | July 12, 2016 - 9:29 pm

Democrats Include A Path To Marijuana Legalization In Their Platform In Another Surprising Nod To Sanders

Expect some serious medical and economic gains from “policies that will allow more research on marijuana,” and “laws to allow legal marijuana businesses to exist without uncertainty.”

Kylie Cheung | July 12, 2016 - 10:17 am

Why Rudy Giuliani’s Focus On “Black-On-Black” Violence Is So Irrelevant

Those who, like Giuliani, would rather fixate on “black-on-black” violence than systemic racism hypocritically ignore the fact that rates of white-on-white violence are pretty much the same.

Kylie Cheung | July 11, 2016 - 10:13 am

You’re As Likely To Marry Outside Of Your Political Party As You Are Outside Your Race

The polarization of modern politics is affecting more than just Congress.

Kylie Cheung | June 28, 2016 - 2:07 pm

What The Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Really Means

While opponents of such policies consider it reverse racism (which, let’s be real, doesn’t exist), the Court declared that the college’s admission process complied with previous rulings.

Lauren Holter | June 23, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Sonia Sotomayor’s Fierce Dissent Stands Up For Victims Of Racial Profiling

It is no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny.”

Kylie Cheung | June 21, 2016 - 6:08 pm

The Supreme Court Will Rule On These 3 Controversial Issues Very Soon

What with the crazy dialogues surrounding racial injustice, immigration, and women’s rights throughout the Supreme Court’s wild 2015-2016 term, all eyes are on three cases in particular.

Kylie Cheung | June 21, 2016 - 11:34 am

Brock Turner’s Mugshot Was Finally Released, And Here’s Why That Matters So Much

On top of his standing as an athlete at a prestigious university, Turner had another factor working in his favor — his whiteness.

Lauren Holter | June 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Most Trump Voters Say Whites Are “Losing Out”–And, In A Way, They Are

By continuing to see the progress of other groups as a net loss for them, these “angry white voters” are always going to feel like they’re losing. 

Robyn Pennacchia | March 24, 2016 - 9:30 am

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Takes Aim At Sanders’ “Ghetto” Comment For Clinton Campaign

Sybrina Fulton and the mother of Davis McBath, Lucia, both spoke out against Sanders’ slip-up.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 8, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Marcia Clark: OJ Jurors Didn’t Care if He Was Guilty

The former Los Angeles County prosecutor who failed to convict OJ Simpson of murder in 1995 says she would probably fail to convict now, for the same reason: Jurors who…

Newser | March 7, 2016 - 2:00 pm

When A Young Black Voter Challenged Clinton On Diversity, She Told Her To Go Run For Something

Minnesotans have dealt with their fair share frigidness, but few things top the icy exchange Hillary Clinton had with a young Somali-American voter on Super Tuesday. Capture by NBC News,…

Lauren Vinopal | March 2, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Facebook Employees Are Replacing “Black Lives Matter” Slogans With “All Lives Matter” At Company Headquarters

Facebook’s famous signature wall has become another battleground for diversity in tech.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 25, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Hollywood Diversity Study Shows An “Inclusion Crisis” In Film And TV

A study from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism gave failing grades on measures of diversity for all of the major film studios, and only barely-passing grades on diversity

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 22, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Let’s Talk About Who Bears Responsibility For Cultural Appropriation

Spoiler alert: It’s the dominant culture, not those who are historically and continually oppressed.

Tiffanie Drayton | February 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Bristol Palin Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite: “Not Everyone Gets A Trophy”

We’ve got a trophy for Bristol.

Robyn Pennacchia | January 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm

White Academy Members Find Every Possible Excuse For #OscarsSoWhite Debacle

White members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are finding every tired excuse possible to dismiss claims of racism in the Academy following a lily-white slate this…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 20, 2016 - 11:30 am
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