Pauline Bellofiore

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Australia, a place of belonging and pride – and some telltale fractures

Every year, come January 26, Australia Day revives the annual dialogue around notions of national identity, our values and what it means to be …

Imagining a future where racial reassignment surgery is the norm

Jess Row’s haunting new novel, <i>Your Face In Mine,</i> is an invitation to the future, an era bound only by the limits of imagination, money, and technology. It’s a time when you can edit anything about yourself—your location, occupation, your status and even your race—if you are a part of the right …

Race & Ethnicity

3 Black Adoptees on Racial Identity After Growing Up in White Homes

Despite her parents’ best intentions, Rollins described her childhood as hard and that she still deals with the aftereffects of it. “As an adult …

I Am a 'Conscious' Black Woman Who Fell for a White Man

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>In the words of my hero Maya Angelou, “I can’t believe my good fortune, and I am just so grateful, to be …

Obama: Men of color are seen as “objects of fear”

On Monday, Obama spoke about Michael Brown and racial disparities in the criminal justice system<p>In a statement made on Monday afternoon, a visibly fatigued President Obama addressed the escalating tensions and violent protests in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael …

How Do Young Aussies Respond When Asked To Describe Themselves?

As the description on the <b>1DENTITIES</b> tumblr, where the accompanying images are collected for your perusal, reads: “Our identity is everything. It is …

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Rachel Dolezal claims to be black: The NAACP official was part of the African-American community, but did she accept the racial hardships too?

Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. She chairs a city police oversight commission. She jokes about being …

Exclusive: Dave Chappelle won’t be making jokes about Rachel Dolezal anytime soon. Here’s why.

Anyone who remembers great comedy from 2003-2006 remembers “Chappelle’s Show,” Dave Chappelle’s eponymous sketch program that aired for just over two glorious seasons on Comedy Central.<p>One of his most memorable conceits was the racial draft, in which various groups selected celebrities (usually …

Comedy

Rachel Dolezal: Why people create a 'false self'

Many more may remember James Frey, whose memoir, <i>A Million Little Pieces</i> - a supposedly honest account about overcoming his struggle with drugs - was …

Breakthrough stem cell find in Madrid

It’s a scientific breakthrough.<p>Researchers in Madrid have successfully reprogrammed adult cells in living animals, creating stem cells that have the ability to grow into any tissue found in the body. Until now, these stem cells – known as pluripotent stem cells – have only ever been created in a …

Court lifts cloud over embryonic stem cells

But research on induced stem cells may be the real winner.<p>The US Supreme Court’s decision last week to throw out a lawsuit that would have blocked …

Stem-cell therapy takes off in Texas

A boom in unproven procedures is worrying scientists.<p>With Texas pouring millions of dollars into developing adult stem-cell treatments, doctors there …

The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

<b>Listers, paragraphs 40-62 of the USCCB’s document on Faithful Citizenship address the supporting role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic</b> …

How Can a God Who is Good Allow Evil to Exist?

How can a God who is good allow evil to exist?<p>I want to begin to answer this question by emphasizing the fact that God is good and that God’s …

Salman Khan: Bollywood star jailed for five years in hit-and-run case

<b>An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run driving incident in Mumbai.</b><p>The man was among five people who were run over in the incident. The actor was charged with culpable homicide.<p>Khan had said his driver was …

Crime

Roars of anger

How do you get the nerve, I ask Aravind Adiga, to write a novel about the experiences of the Indian poor? After all, you're an enviably bright young thing, a middle-class, Madras-born, Oxford-educated ex-Time magazine correspondent? How would you understand what your central character, the …

Soundscapes and Our Sense of Belonging

On Jan. 16, Duke University's Chapel bell tower was scheduled to resound for the first time with the "Adhan" -- the Muslim call to prayer. The chant, which would have announced the beginning of the Friday prayer services, was to be made by students in the Duke Muslim Students Association and be …

Religion

Belonging: Why Making People Feel They Matter Matters

<i>By: Pat Christen, President and CEO of HopeLab</i><p>For the past several years, my husband and I have traded the tradition of making New Year's resolutions for a new tradition constructing individual collages of our intentions for the coming year. There's no plan, no agenda, no pre-determined outcome. We …

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