Most racists I’ve met are black

Dave S Sunnyvale, CA It may be because they have been discriminated against in the past, that black culture has developed as separate but unequal segment or how African Americans have experienced interaction with other cultures and races, but in my experience, African Americans view the world and life through race above most else. Is […]

Black Latina not AfricanAmerican, neither Latina

Diama Gabriel Miami, FL I’m in between waters. I’m not African American for the black Americans, and I’m not a Latina for the Latino community. I’m a proud black Puertorrican woman who moved to USA 13 years ago. Upon my arrival to the States, I lived in a mainly African American community in Miami but […]

Which of your parents is white?

Crystal White Detroit, MI Growing up with a fair complexion in a place like Michigan is harder than most would think. With Detroit being pretty much the only city inhabited by African Americans until recent years, living in the suburbs was a difficult life. From being called the n-word in elementary school where I was […]

Affirmative action for Blacks, Indians only.

Kristen Jacobson Deerfield, IL I recognize that other minority groups and women have suffered from discrimination, but the injustices committed against African Americans and Native Americans far exceed anything else in US history. Affirmative Action policies should be reserved for these two groups, or at least prioritize them.

Denial keeps these wounds from healing.

E. Martin Hampton Roads, VA So often people act as if slavery was some prehistoric event whose effects should have dissipated. In reality, 150 years have not passed since the end of the Civil War. In reality, slavery not only induced poverty in African Americans but wealth in whites; slave owner or not free labor […]

Racism is still alive (and) doing well.

Albert Seloover Weatherford, TX Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation I was the first white man to have African Americans as room-mates at Carswell AFB, in 1961, in the air police squadron. I thought nothing about it, but almost every one else, thought it was outrageous. I was from Illinois, and maybe that made […]