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Poverty and Racism Aren't the Same, But Black People Are Getting Screwed by Both

Racial inequality and economic inequality are not synonyms, but they are as closely linked as it is possible for two things to be. They are the bread …

Nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working

Nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working, according to a new report.<p>The University of Illinois at Chicago's Great …

Celebrities and Dissociation from Racial Identity

The latest media frenzy has been sparked by none other than <i>Clueless</i> breakout star Stacey Dash. Her recent comments on the elimination of Black History Month, networks like BET, and the BET and NAACP Image Awards have led to many discussions on the actress's views and identity. Dash is not alone in …

Multiracial identity: Study looks at role of money, gender and religion

<b>(CNN) —</b> For Kip Fulbeck, the son of an American father and Cantonese mother, identity is all about context.<p>Growing up in Southern California, among his Taiwanese and Chinese relatives he was the white kid who didn't speak their language, appreciate their food or understand their customs. At public …

The Real Reason Women Still Make Less Than Men

It's pretty obvious, but weirdly unacknowledged.<p>President Barack Obama is proposing a cool solution to help close the gender pay gap, but it doesn't hit at perhaps the biggest problem keeping women from earning what men make.<p>That problem? Life.<p>Women’s responsibilities <i>outside</i> of work -- mainly …

How Racism Prevents Action on Inequality

<i>This piece was co-written with Jason McDaniel.</i><p>As income inequality has climbed higher and higher in America, government action has stalled. This lack of policy attention persists despite public opinion polls showing a majority of Americans favor some government action to reduce inequality.<p>Are the …

How American democracy sustains racial inequality

<i>Pamela Newkirk is the author of “Spectacle: the Astonishing Life of Ota Benga” and a professor of journalism at New York University.</i><p>Black America was celebrating Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election when the economic recession hit. By 2011, black America had lost 53 percent of its wealth, while …

Inequality in America’s Political Class

<b>The wealth gap between the presidential candidates and average Americans could hardly be more stark.</b>In the lead-up to his New Hampshire primary …

From ‘quadroon’ to ‘Hispanic’: The ever-changing way the Census defines race

When the first U.S. Census was taken in 1790, there were only four categories for race and ethnicity: "free white male," "free white female," "all other free persons" and "slaves."<p>Those categories have changed dramatically. In 1870, "slaves" was removed (for obvious reasons). In 1890, there were …

Race v ethnicity: the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, explained (sort of)

“Are you African American?” There should be just two possible answers: yes or no. Yet for Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights leader in Washington state whose identity politics gave birth to approximately 40,000 think pieces on Friday, life is apparently not that simple.<p>Civil rights activist Rachel …

Rachel Dolezal

Defining Welcome to Refugees by Religion, Race, or Ethnicity Aids Haters & Conflict

<i>UN Photo/ Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon, 1948</i><p>Some European states have put up signs stating that only "Christian" refugees are welcome. Similarly, some predominantly Muslim countries have reportedly only welcomed Muslim refugees. Others have not done enough, particularly as neighbors Turkey, …

I am very proud of the first part of the term BAME, but I would never want to let it define me as a writer<p>I confess to mixed feelings on learning that the Guardian and 4th Estate are launching a prize for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers. On one hand, it is fantastic news, …

Africa

Black in Vancouver: identity hard to build, says professor

<i>This piece is part of On The Coast's Black History Month series, "Race, Roots and Relocation: Delving into B.C.'s Black History." Check back at</i> …

2016 voters will be most diverse ever

Voters in this year’s presidential election will be some of the most diverse ever, according to the Pew Research Center. By Election Day, nearly …

A groundbreaking study identifies significant disparities in life chances among UK students<p>Ethnic minority graduates in Britain are much less likely to be employed than their white peers six months after graduation – and many can expect to earn less for years afterwards.<p>This dramatic divergence in …

Demographics

It's National Croissant Day! Here's how we're celebrating

It’s National Croissant Day, y’all! I don’t need an excuse to eat them, but I admit I did need an excuse to make them. They are a complex pastry that …

Breakfast

18 Easy And Decadent Desserts For People Obsessed With Chocolate

Chocoholics unite.

Amazon river cruises: Is getting so close to wildlife ethical?

The mighty 4,000-mile-long Amazon River is on the verge of spilling on to my lap. Water levels are the highest on record and as our dugout canoe, narrow as a carved toothpick, floats through a canopy of entwined treetops, I keep a watchful eye on the Coca-Cola-coloured water lapping at the rim of …

Step-by-Step: How to Make Soft and Puffy Snickerdoodles

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make Soft and Puffy Snickerdoodles<p>My earliest memory of a snickerdoodle is inexorably linked to <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>. I can still feel the way my elbows dug into the painfully tight weave of the carpet as I stretched out on the floor, chin propped in the palm of my hand, …

Dessert