Race & Ethnicity

Virginia White Man Wants To Trademark The N-Word

Source: IOTWReport<p>Following a ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court on trademarks last month, a small group of companies and individuals are hoping …

Law

EU criticised for leaving out ethnic minorities in 'diversity' drive

European commission sets out goal to improve workplace for women and LGBT, disabled and older – but not BME – people<p>The EU’s executive has been accused of being blind to black and minority ethnic communities after they failed to feature in a new “diversity” initiative to make the European …

Diversity

How a Ruling on Texas Districts Could Help Reshape Congress

A federal court is expected to rule soon on whether Texas intentionally discriminated against minorities and failed to draw enough minority-majority districts when it adopted its current congressional map.<p>The decision could put a meaningful dent in the G.O.P.’s advantage in the House heading into …

News (U.S.)

John Lewis on transgender ban: I fought too hard to end racial discrimination to allow this

Civil Rights icon John Lewis (D-Ga.) ripped President Trump's Wednesday announcement banning transgender people from serving in the military, saying …

LGBTQ

EVERYBODY GETS A DEAL! ‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Greenlight For Season 3! + Ava DuVernay & Will Packer Ink NEW First-Look Deals With OWN Network

It’s a lot of good things happening at the OWN Network. “Queen Sugar” has been renewed for season 3. Also, <b>Ava DuVernay</b> and <b>Will Packer</b> have inked …

Ava DuVernay

Today Would Have Been Emmett Till’s 76th Birthday If a White Woman Didn't Lie on Him

Emmett Till would have turned 76 today, July 25, had a white woman not lied on him.<p>Maybe he would have had a wife and a family. Maybe he would have …

African-American News

Police Shooting of Justine 'Damond' Ruszczyk Exposes a Vicious Double Standard [OPINION]

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organizer Miski Noor argues that the White victim of police violence was afforded a benefit of the doubt that is …

Black Lives Matter

How Medicaid Cuts Would Hurt People of Color: A State-by-State Breakdown

A new Center for American Progress analysis finds that approximately 8.7 million people of color would lose Medicaid coverage by 2026 under the …

Liberal POV

China’s new policy tracking Muslims’ phones adds to rise in global Islamophobia

Citizens in Xinjiang, a Muslim-majority province, are being forced to install a mobile surveillance app or risk a 10-day jail sentence.<p>The Chinese …

Liberal POV

Why Black and Latinx Health Matters During an ACA Repeal

Since May 4th, 2017, the day in which the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by Congress, the American public has been awaiting Senatorial …

Affordable Care Act

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim for their leg and try to maim them?<p>Her instructor says self-defense is not about killing someone, but is …

Guns

Why talking about race on The Bachelorette matters |

<i>iStock</i><p>We need to have more honest, open-ended conversations about race and bias — in our own lives and in the TV shows and movies we see, says …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Live music police form impacts on ethnic minorities, minister claims

Culture minister Matt Hancock has called on the mayor of London to scrap a controversial police form that live music promoters have to fill out …

Sadiq Khan

Powerful New Video Tackles Racial Bias To Remind Kids Their ‘Black Is Beautiful’

“You’re not pretty for a black girl. You’re beautiful period.”<p>A new video released Monday titled “The Talk” compellingly tackles the impact of racial bias through the lens of black parents in America.<p>The video ― which was released by My Black Is Beautiful, a beauty brand owned by Procter & Gamble ― …

Procter & Gamble

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

KABUL (AFP) — At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul …

Afghanistan

WORLDVIEW: Real life reminder of the true state of SA race relations

Recent research from the IRR revealed that despite the efforts of well funded mischief makers, South African race relations are in rude health.This …

Racism

Hamed Amiri left Afghanistan and coaches Cathays children

<b>Hamed Amiri was just 11 when he left Afghanistan with his family.</b><p>They settled in Cathays, Cardiff, where Hamed quickly "got into trouble" and walked away from school with three unusable A Levels.<p>Now 27, the software delivery manager regularly speaks to children in his old stomping ground at Cathays …

Crown Heights Residents Protest New Restaurant for Using Black Poverty Stereotypes to Sell Drinks

Summerhill's White owner promoted her sandwich shop in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood by citing its allegedly bullet-riddled wall and …

Racism

Backlash over BBC’s low-paid ethnic minority staff

Social imbalance is even worse behind the scenes, with decisions on news in the hands of white middle classes<p>The low number of ethnic minority names on the BBC’s list of its best-paid talent is provoking an angry response inside the corporation this weekend, likely to equal the initial shock over …

Racism

Prison sentences are getting even longer, particularly for black people

The average amount of time inmates spend in prison has increased significantly, according to a recent study by Washington, D.C., think tank, Urban …

Prison

U.S. preacher and writer delivers a sermon to white America: "white innocence" is your burden

It was June 2015. Obama was ministering to, and in communion with, the bereaved of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South …

Racism

How the 1967 riots reshaped Detroit, and the rebuilding that still needs to be done

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> Tonight, we begin a look back, over the next few weeks, at the unrest that hit cities across …

Soledad O'Brien

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic

Justin Zimmerman was a 7-year-old black boy in Moreno Valley, California, when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murder.<p>He wasn't old enough to understand the "trial of the century," but his parents and the older black people in his community made their position clear: They were cheering for Simpson, …

Nicole Brown Simpson

The BBC pay gap is bad, its class gap is worse

Well, after this week we're certainly better educated and informed about the salaries of its top on-screen personalities.<p>Less entertaining, however, …

Schools

Three Healthy Behaviors Linked With a Longer Life

Even though we live an exciting era of cutting-edge technology, genomics, and personalized, precision medicine, your best chance at living a long, …

University of Michigan

Tomi Lahren TORCHED After Appearance on FOX News

Tomi Lahren still searches for a TV home after her dismissal from The Blaze.<p><b>And the obvious place to look is FOX News, still the dominant source of</b> …

Tomi Lahren

The EU has cut race and ethnicity out of its plans for staff diversity

There is a glaring omission in the European Commission’s bid to be more diverse.<p>While the Commission has taken concrete steps to ensure there are more women in management positions, buildings are accessible to disabled staff, and that there is more awareness of the needs of LGBT and older staff …

Diversity

Watch: Jada Pinkett Smith Says You Can’t Diminish the Black Spirit

<i>Black and Proud</i> is a new video series on <b>The Root</b> that focuses on the pride that our favorite black celebrities, tastemakers and thought leaders feel …

African-American News

How an ethnic minority student aced his Chinese language exam

As a year one Hong Kong secondary school student six years ago, Dhanraj Preet Singh scored only two marks in the Chinese attainment exam. He had just …

Education

WATCH: Tomi Lahren Is A Fox News Regular This Week

Tomi Lahren is being featured heavily on Fox News Channel (FNC) this week, with a nightly segment on Sean Hannity's eponymous evening program. The …

Conservative POV