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Teens in therapeutic boarding school adopt atypical gender behaviors to reassert dominance

While studying the rapid growth of the therapeutic boarding school industry, an expert observed that troubled young men in at least one program most …

What if my patient is a pilot?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A pilot called me last week, concerned he might have Marfan syndome," a health care provider told me recently at a meeting. "But if I find he has the disease, do I have to report him to the Federal Aviation Administration? And if so, should I call him first and tell him that? Would he lose …

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Why Does Los Angeles Criminalize Black and Brown Youth?

Los Angeles is already a so-called minority majority city, where people of color outnumber whites. It’s located in California, which is one of four …

Why I hate being a black man

Every time I sit on a crowded street car, bus, or subway train in Toronto, I know I will have an empty seat next to me. It's like a broken record. Sometimes I don't mind having the extra space, but other times I feel awkward, uncomfortable, and annoyed.<p>I know I have good hygiene, I dress …

The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests—and What To Do About It

“Whites Smoke Pot, but Blacks Are Arrested.” That was the headline of a column by Jim Dwyer, the great Metro desk reporter for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, in …

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The Myth About Black Intelligence

<b>Intelligence cannot be tested by one catch all test, it is not gendered, not racially determined and it is not static. You are both born with it and have it boosted by your environment. What we do know with certainty is that above average intelligence and giftedness reflect as a statistical reality</b> …

Interracial marriage and single black women: African-American dating issues come home for the holidays

Tiya Miles is a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant recipient and lauded professor at the University of Michigan. Most would assume her intellect and …

Asking for help while black: How it became a capital offense

<b>A mourner holds an obituary showing a picture of 19-year-old shooting victim Renisha McBride during her funeral service in Detroit, Michigan November 8, 2013. (Reuters/Joshua Lott)</b><p>In society that sees black people as always seeking handouts, Renisha McBride’s murder exposed our biggest …

Photos Reveal Harsh Detail Of Brazil's History With Slavery

Brazil was the last place in the Americas to abolish slavery — it didn't happen until 1888 — and that meant that the final years of the practice were photographed.<p>This has given Brazil what may be the world's largest archive of photography of slavery, and a new exhibition in Sao Paulo is offering …

In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958

Ninety-six percent of blacks, 84% of whites approve<p>PRINCETON, NJ -- Continuing to represent one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup …

Race And Gender Diversity On Television Vs. In The United States

According to primetime network TV, the combined number of robots and magical creatures in the United States = the combined number of Asian and Latino men.<p>Alyssa Rosenberg of <i>Think Progress</i> divvied up the main characters of primetime scripted shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox by race and gender. Her …

You’re not fooling anybody, Richard Cohen

The world’s worst columnist passive aggressively strikes again<p>Before we proceed to today in the continuing saga of "What in God's Name Are You Talking About, Richard Cohen?" here's a warning -- get your gag reflex ready.<p>In a typically rambling screed about … something, Cohen, who recently became …

What The U.S. Would Look Like If It Mirrored The Main Characters On Prime-Time Network Television

On Friday, the comedian Wyatt Cenac tweeted the link to the <i>New York Times</i>’ review of NBC’s new <i>Dracula</i> series with the note “No disrespect to …

The Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin Saga and the Problem w/ Honorary Blackmen

Jonathan Martin<p>This drama on the Miami Dolphins with players <b>Richie Incognito</b> and <b>Jonathan Martin</b> raises a number of questions that go way beyond …

Is seeking help while black still allowed? Chat noon Tuesday with Jarvis DeBerry. | NOLA.com

<b>A chat on this topic was originally scheduled for noon Tuesday but is being cancelled because of technical difficulties. If you return to the</b> …

Netflix and Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ and a Brief History of Black Superheroes

Was Shaquille O’Neal’s turn in the ’90s dud ‘Steel’ really one of the only superhero movies with a lead black character? Get ready for Netflix and …

Thousands locked up for life for non-violent crimes, report finds

Thousands of people convicted of non-violent crimes are serving life sentences, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>There …

"Treme" actor pursues class-action profiling lawsuit vs Macy's

<b>NEW YORK</b> — Actor Rob Brown, from the HBO show "Treme," sought to broaden his racial profiling lawsuit against Macy's on Wednesday into a federal class-action lawsuit, with his lawyer saying Brown hoped to use his celebrity for "social change."<p>Brown withdrew the lawsuit he filed last month in New …

Black Students Call Out UCLA for Lack of Diversity

Thanks to the invaluable Colorlines for finding this video produced by poet, activist and UCLA undergrad Sy Stokes. Sending a powerful message with …

Why Aren't There More Black Federal Judges in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia?

Why isn't the White House doing more to nominate judges of color to sit in states like Georgia, Alabama and Florida, where minorities are severely underrepresented?<p>Most of the conversation about President Barack Obama's judicial nominations these days focuses on the unprecedented Republican push to …

Only Old White People Think Immigrants Threaten 'American Values'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Most Americans do not view immigrants as a threat either to America's economy or its culture, but …

Why Should Thousands of Prisoners Die Behind Bars for Nonviolent Crimes?

This past August, the Lafayette-based <i>IND Monthly</i> published a story about a 54-year-old man named Bill Winters, incarcerated at a medium-security …

Separate and Unequal Education Is Hurting America | Commentary

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court stepped up its scrutiny of race in college access in Fisher v. University of Texas. It once again ignited a …

Is this the new David Duke?

Matthew Heimbach, 22, is one of the white nationalist movement’s youngest leaders — and his star is on the rise<p>At 22, Matthew Heimbach is a rising white nationalist star, just as eager to get into bed with graying Southern secessionists as he is with steel-toe-boot-wearing neo-Nazis.<p>Over the past …

Should the Dutch keep Santa's popular blackfaced pal, Black Pete?

Sinterklaas arrives in Amsterdam this weekend, accompanied by his curly-wigged helper. But Black Pete's got a new critic this year: the UN.<p>Amsterdam …

America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …