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Ta-Nehisi Coates has an incredibly clear explanation for why white people shouldn’t use the n-word

Is mental illness real? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jay Watts

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in the …

Mental Health

John Oliver: ‘Non-Zero’ Chance I’ll Get Deported Under Trump

John Oliver echoed comments he made about Donald Trump’s immigration executive order in his <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover story to Stephen Colbert Tuesday …

United States

Amicus briefs against Trump's travel ban: the strongest arguments

Tech companies, politicians and universities are among the US groups citing religious bias, immigrant achievements and national security as reasons to overturn the ban, which has been temporarily suspended<p>Several groups and businesses have waded into the dispute over Donald Trump’s travel ban, …

An imam gave a moving sermon at JFK. Everyone feeling worn out by Trump needs to read it.

Hundreds of Muslims gathered on Friday out front of John F. Kennedy Airport's international arrivals gate for a prayer — a prayer for the detainees …

More fliers telling white men to 'take your country back' found at Dallas-area colleges

<i>Updated Feb. 2: Revised to include additional colleges.</i><p>Controversial fliers have once again popped up at Texas colleges — including the third such …

What Happens Now For Undocumented Youth?

While the looming Trump presidency is bad news for everyone, it is particularly terrifying for the marginalized among us, including “probably two …

The truth about young immigrants and DACA

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Maybe you've heard this story line before. With the blithe stroke of a pen and without congressional approval, President Barack …

California's university leaders are urging Trump to embrace students who are in the U.S. illegally

Leaders of California's three systems of public higher education sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation.<p>"These sons and daughters of undocumented immigrants …

Trump proposed poll-monitoring in urban areas, so black voters are fighting back with monitoring of their own

The Rev. Alyn E. Waller was appalled when he learned that Donald Trump was dispatching supporters to Philadelphia to watch for vote fraud on election day.<p>Most Trump supporters are white. Nearly half of Philadelphia's population is black. The racial dimension was obvious.<p>"It is absolutely racist," …

Black Voters

The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity

What is lost when disadvantaged students are forced to commodify their backgrounds for the sake of college admissions?<p>Shortly after moving to New York two years ago, I began volunteering as a writing mentor at Minds Matter, a large, multi-city nonprofit that helps prepare underserved high-school …

Are You Sure You're Not Racist?

When my son was 4, we were crossing the Dartmouth campus when we passed an African-American student. “Mommy,” Kyle asked, “Who is the tan man?” He …

We saw a new Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, the Shade Queen that America deserves

I fought through deep internal resistance to watch the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night. There were no snacks or drinks or good company that could make it otherwise. I dragged myself to a viewing party, dutifully jotted down the wilder bits, and wondered what on …

Here's Why Trump's 'Bad Hombres' Comment Was So Offensive

In this case Donald, no se puede.<p>When Donald Trump uttered the words “bad hombres” during the final presidential debate last night, I shuddered.<p>Not just because he mispronounced it as “bad hambres” (or “bad hungers”) but because he dared to use my native language and the language of Latinos’ …

Donald Trump

How Hillary Clinton has been playing Donald Trump, Republicans since last year

If there's one thing we've learnt from the 2016 edition of the US presidential election extravaganza, it's that there's no such thing as 'too dirty' …

Government

An undocumented immigrant challenges Judge Hanen’s nationwide hold on DAPA and DACA+

In late June 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a split decision in <i>U.S. vs. Texas</i>, the Republican challenge to President Obama’s executive actions …

Hundreds Of Immigrants Are Losing Their Jobs Because Of A Federal Government Screwup

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants who were granted the ability to work under a 2012 executive action are being forced to quit their jobs as the …

Immigration

America, Bye: Why Black America Is Leaving While Staying Put

I was a grad student at the UCLA film school, getting my MFA in screenwriting, when a consumer-trends company asked me to work for them. Why did they …

At Home in the Liminal World - Issue 30: Identity

When Ruth Behar moved from Cuba to Israel and then to a middle-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, in 1962, she was shunted into the “dumb …

University of Chicago

Prejudice you aren’t aware of (what to do about it)

Employment, education, healthcare, justice, housing. These are some of the central services in society because they help people live the best life …

YES, THE IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ARE PERFECTLY LEGAL

<i>YES, THE IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ARE PERFECTLY LEGAL</i><p>On April 18 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in <i>United States v. Texas</i>. Twenty-six …

Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>Is being evil advantageous in some scenarios?<p>These days, the word ‘evil’ has religious connotations. It’s tied up with …

New video series asks white millennials about race — and it gets complicated

In the age of social media and Black Lives Matter, conversations about race seem more visible and accessible than ever before. But many Americans are …

The Addictive Personality Isn't What You Think It Is

<i>In her new book Maia Szalavitz recalls her behavior as a child in school and at home. Anxious, bright and slightly obsessive, she didn't seem to fit</i> …

The Spillover Effect of State Immigration Policies

A RAND Corporation report finds that laws targeting undocumented immigrants affect everyone.<p>U.S. federal immigration law has not kept pace with the swiftly changing needs of the country and its immigrants. Since 2000, several attempts at comprehensive reform have fizzled out, leaving the door open …

The U.S. Supreme Court and Obama’s Immigration Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to determine the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants and could influence how future presidents wield …

Dems defend Obama's immigration actions in Supreme Court brief

House and Senate Democrats are coming to the aid of President Obama in the Supreme Court battle over his executive actions on immigration.<p>Democratic …

Celebrity Gossip

Book review: In Other Words, Jhumpa Lahiri’s chronicle of learning Italian, is a work of remarkable diligence

A collection of essays written in Italian and then translated to English, the book captures the process of learning a new language.<p>In 1937, shortly after relocating permanently to Paris, Samuel Beckett wrote to his friend Axel Kaun.<p>"It is becoming more and more difficult, even senseless, for me to …