race issues

I was taught, by my parents, that the "N" word is an ignorant person -- male or female, and of any race. And I accept that to be its definition. Even though I don't believe the word is interchangeably related to all Black people, I know I would not like someone calling me that word in a negative way.
As a gay man, I used to think that I knew. I had experienced discrimination from people on the streets and in my family. I had to march in the streets for the right to get married and for equal protection under the law -- I thought that being a part of a minority gave me some insight into what other minorities felt. Turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong.
I actually never knew I was different until people -- well, adults -- would single me out and ask me questions that were quite absurd, such as: "What are you?"
Stop feeling awkward about Black History Month if you're not black, and take a moment to understand why this dialogue that's been surpressed for years, should be one we can all comfortably have today.
Sadly, it's the voices of multi-millionaires or White pop stars that have taken precedent over those of unsupported coalitions or community organizations.
MTV's documentary "White People" sparked a conversation about race & white privilege. Now the discussion shifts to what it means to be an ally to a movement that is not your own. We talk with activists and allies to find out.
Our HuffPost Community talks with Nancy and Marc about Rachel Dolezal deserves our pity, not our bullying.
“Starbucks’ intentions with [Race Together] around trying to start civic conversations felt like they were in the right place
Sachi Feris joins HuffPost Live to explain how white people can reconcile their feelings of white privilege.
As I begin to rethink and review the Obama presidency, I think history will judge it based principally not on Obamacare but on two other matters: his foreign policy and the consequences of his presidency on the unfinished business of race relations in America.
Starbucks respects your heritage AND your order. The coffee franchise's recent #racetogether hashtag campaign was not received
The systematic iteration of the word "thug" in reference to black bodies is problematic because it perpetuates white supremacist ideologies about black people, namely that we are pathological, violent and lawless.
Schultz last week called an impromptu employee meeting at the company’s headquarters in Seattle. The more than 400 employees
For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by an all-white jury. But Missouri and this governor have absolutely no moral authority to execute anyone.
At this moment in our nation's story, when the twisted soul of America is being revealed through the daily deaths of black men at the hands of officers carrying guns and unconscious bias, Black-ish should not be merely consumed: It should be administered by intravenous intervention.
White people of the United States, get ready. Because your reign is coming to an end. "Whites: still calling the shots till
The instant Wilson was fingered as the shooter of Brown, the money train rolled into high gear complete with rallies, counter demonstrations, badge-signing parties, and pitches to Americans to flash blue lights on their front porches backing Wilson.
Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm not racist, but," and finish the sentence with a declaration that's totally racist
The lost lives of Clay Cross and Kendarius Edwards underscore how our nation's safety, security and competitiveness are compromised with every instance of wasted potential and every senseless death.
Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.