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By Nadra Kareem Nittle

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    • How to Encourage Diversity in the Workplace Created: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Making sure employees from different racial backgrounds feel comfortable at work has several benefits. Not only can encouraging diversity in the workplace enhance team spirit, it can also boost cre...
    • The Case Against Racial Profiling Created: Monday, April 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      After 9-11, racial profiling garnered much support. Opponents of racial profiling, however, say the practice is ineffective and actually hinders legal investigations. So, what alternatives exist? M...
    • Four Ways Racism Continues to Influence Modern Medicine Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Racial bias in medicine was pervasive in the 20th century, but it hasn’t been wiped out in contemporary America. This overview illustrates how racism continues to influence the medical arena....
    • The Impact of Barack Obama's Mixed Heritage Created: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Barack Obama made history in 2008 when he became the first man of African ancestry elected U.S. president. During his time in office, Obama's racially mixed heritage has had pros and cons. On one h...
    • Spotlight on Asian-American History and Culture Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An overview of the highlights of Asian-American history and culture, including the events that led to the Asian-American civil rights movement as well as the effort to establish Asian-Pacific Herit...
    • Interesting Facts about Racial Minority Groups in the U.s. Created: Sunday, September 23, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Do you know as much about America’s largest minority groups as you think? The information the U.S. Census Bureau has pieced together about African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans, to n...
    • Discrimination During a Job Interview Created: Sunday, August 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      You think you’ve been a victim of racial discrimination during a job interview, but you’re not sure. Learn about the questions interviewers may ask that violate your civil rights and ho...
    • Zack de la Rocha Biography Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This profile of Rage Against the Machine front man Zack de la Rocha chronicles his journey as a racially alienated youth in Orange County to an outspoken anti-racist musician."
    • Four Myths About Latinos and Immigration Created: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This overview about Latinos and immigration breaks down common stereotypes the public has about Hispanic Americans, including that they’re all recent immigrants, they all speak Spanish and th...
    • Would Martin Luther King Jr. Have Fought For Gay Rights? Created: Sunday, May 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. championed a number of other causes outside of racial justice in his short life. This has led some to wonder if the civil rights advocate would have also supported g...
    • Definition of Xenophobia Created: Monday, February 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Definition of Xenophobia. Race Relations.
    • Racial Controversies and Scandals Created: Saturday, June 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      With one slip of the tongue, a racial controversy can start. Just ask the celebrities caught saying the N-word. Racial scandals aren’t always verbal. There are also race-based political contr...
    • The Freedom Riders Movement Created: Friday, May 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      In 1961, a coalition of black and white civil rights activist embarked on a dangerous journey from Washington D.C. to the Deep South to protest segregation on interstate bus lines. They endured bea...
    • The History of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Created: Monday, January 11, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Martin Luther King Jr. may have fathered the Civil Rights Movement, but history reveals that turning his birthday into a national holiday took struggle and persistence. Discover who the key players...
    • Is Black History Month Relevant? Created: Sunday, February 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      In today’s society, blacks are widely represented in U.S. society. So, is Black History Month still relevant, or worse yet, is it racist? The benefits and drawbacks to celebrating black history may be more complex than you think.
    • What Is Racism? Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      What is racism, really? Explore the definition of racism. Learn what internalized racism is as well as other forms of racism, such as horizontal racism and reverse racism. Examine examples of racis...
    • What Is Affirmative Action? Created: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of affirmative action.
    • Whitney Young Biography Created: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Whitney Young Jr. was arguably the National Urban League’s most influential executive director. During the decade he served as head of the civil rights organization, Young increased its budge...
    • Income Inequality Among Minority Workers Created: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A number of studies indicate that even when whites and minorities work in the same fields, the latter earns less." itemprop="description">> Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A group of white firefighters alleged that the city of New Haven, Conn., discriminated against them when it threw out a test that white firefighters passed at a 50% greater rate than blacks. Perfor...
    • Five Bad Excuses People Give When Called Racist Created: Friday, August 16, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      No one wants to be called a racist but sometimes people who’ve been unquestionably racially insensitive protest the label by trotting out hackneyed excuses such as “some of my best frie...
    • Cultural Appropriation in Music: From Madonna to Miley Cyrus Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This overview examines celebrities who have been accused of cultural appropriation because of their behavior, style of dress, music videos and more." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Betty Shabazz Profile Created: Sunday, February 17, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This profile highlights the key moments in the life of Betty Shabazz. Discover what her life was like before and after marriage to Malcolm X." itemprop="description" Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Celebrate Black History Month by indulging in the foods that blacks eat today that have roots in West Africa, such as yams and okra." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      World War II had a tremendous impact on race relations in the United States.
    • What Is a Stereotype? Created: Sunday, November 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      What is a stereotype? Stereotypes are qualities assigned to groups of people related to their race, nationality and sexual orientation, to name a few. Find out why stereotypes should be avoided."
    • Five Famous Slave Revolts Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey and Gabriel Prosser are among the African Americans who planned the most famous slave rebellions in North America.
    • Tips on Developing Racial Sensitivity Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Never has it been more crucial to counter racist behavior by distinguishing politically correct terms from racist terms.
    • Five Terms You Might Not Know Are Considered Racist Created: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      The United States is known for its slang, but some expressions Americans use casually are considered racially offensive. If you want to avoid inadvertently hurting someone with your language, use t...
    • Latinos in TV and Film Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      A review of Latinos in Hollywood, including Oscar winners of Hispanic heritage, the Cesar Chavez biopic, Latinos in interracial romance films and common stereotypes about Latinos in Hollywood.
    • Multicultural List of Civil Rights and Social Justice Activists Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A multicultural lost of civil rights activists, including Cesar Chavez, Fred Korematsu, Dolores Huerta and Martin Luther King.
    • An Overview of Cesar Chavez Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn more about Cesar Chavez with this list of background information about his life, his thoughts on organizing, the biopic created in his honor and the campaign to launch a federal holiday in hi...

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