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Nadra Kareem Nittle

Updated Articles and Resources

By Nadra Kareem Nittle

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Notable Quotes From Famous Women of Color Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      A roundup of quotes from famous women of color, including Toni Morrison, Misan Sagay, Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou and Louise Erdrich.
    • Protecting Oneself Against Racism Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      This list of tips features strategies one can use to reduce the chances of being victimized by racism.
    • Definition of Passing Created: Sunday, August 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Definition of passing for white.
    • Transcript of Alleged Donald Sterling-V. Stiviano Recording Created: Monday, April 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      A transcript of the 9 minute racially charged recorded conversation that allegedly took place between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. TMZ Sports posted the audio to its website on April 25, 2014.
    • The U.S. Government's Role in Sterilizing Women of Color Created: Thursday, January 17, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      In the 20th century, women of color—blacks, Puerto Ricans and Native Americans—were targeted for sterilization by the U.S. government. This overview provides details on what happened.
    • Key Events in Affirmative Action's History Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Today affirmative action is talked about so much, it seems like the practice has always been around. Actually, race-based preferences arose after hard-fought battles waged by civil rights leaders a...
    • How Parents Can Encourage Children to Have Cross-Race Friendships Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Five ways parents can encourage their children to pursue interracial friendships.
    • How Not to Apologize After Making a Racial Blunder Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This roundup includes the common ways public figures apologize after making a racial blunder, often coming across as insincere.
    • 12 Interesting Facts About Maya Angelou Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A list of interesting facts about poet and writer Maya Angelou.
    • How to Be an Anti-Racism Activist Created: Friday, May 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      America has a long line of anti-racist activists. Follow the lead of the country’s trailblazers in race relations by learning how to take part in protests, letter-writing campaigns and media ...
    • How Racism Sparks Depression in Children and Young People Created: Sunday, May 26, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Research has shown that racism not only leads to depression in children but also to behavior problems and the inclination to drop out of school." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Black Websites Reveal Ordinary African Americans Oppose the N-Word Created: Monday, June 18, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A wide perception exists that African Americans are okay with the N-word as long as whites don’t say it. But when white actress Gwyneth Paltrow sparked controversy by tweeting the N-word, man...
    • Interesting Facts About Asian Americans Created: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This overview of the Asian-American population spotlights 2010 census data to illuminate the advances this minority group has made, challenges it faces and downright interesting facts about Asian A...
    • The Real George Zimmerman Created: Sunday, April 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Information from his family and friends, previous run-ins with the law and general facts about his life paint a ragtag biography of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who killed Trayvon Martin, ...
    • Black American Cuisine With West African Roots Created: Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 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"> Monday, June 06, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Interracial marriage is a right often taken for granted today. For many years, however, states across the country banned such marriages. Thanks to the efforts of Richard and Mildred Loving, the U.S...
    • Three of the Most Racist Anti-Obama Political Attacks Created: Monday, May 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      President Obama’s historic election was seen as a boon to race relations, but the racist attacks against him suggest that the country has much progress to make in the racial sphere. What are ...
    • Five Reasons Why Anti-Muslim Intolerance Makes No Sense Created: Monday, September 13, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      With mosque attacks in California, Wisconsin and Tennessee and the heated controversy over the Islamic Center near Ground Zero in New York, islamophobia is now running rampant in the United States....
    • Facts About Famous Arab Americans and the U.S. Arab Population Created: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn more about the Arab population in the United States with this roundup of information about Arab American Heritage Month and famous Arab Americans in film, television, pop music and politics.
    • The Black Community and Gay Rights, Gay Marriage and Gay Celebrities Created: Sunday, May 20, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There’s a wide perception that the African-American community is more homophobic than other racial groups. However, prominent blacks such as President Barack Obama coming out in favor of same...
    • Celebrating Cultural Heritage Months Created: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This overview provides facts and background about a variety of cultural heritage months, including Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.
    • Five Key Figures in African-American History Before 1900 Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When black history month rolls around each year, many focus on the accomplishments of black activists and inventors. However, black poets, politicians and war heroes are among the historical figure...
    • Seven Notorious Racist College Parties Created: Friday, August 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      In recent years, U.S. colleges and universities have experienced a surge in student parties with racist themes. This overview lists the most notorious racist college parties.
    • Famous Gay People of Color Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When CNN anchor Don Lemon came out as gay, he was applauded for being one of the few high-profile blacks to do so. Lemon’s announcement sparked debate about why other famous gay minorities re...
    • Facts And Quotes About Maya Angelou’s Life, Works and Death Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      This overview presents facts and quotes about Maya Angelou’s life, works and death.
    • Maya Angelou Quotes Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      A roundup of quotes from Maya Angelou interviews.
    • Reviews of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A roundup of reviews about I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
    • MTV and Black Music: A Rocky History Created: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      How did MTV shift from arguably shutting African American musicians out in the 1980s to routinely spotlighting their contributions decades later?" itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Definition of Oreo Created: Sunday, July 31, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Definition of the racial slur Oreo.
    • Celebrity Interracial Couples: From The Early 1900s to The Present Created: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Learn more about famous interracial couples, gay and straight. Learn about longtime mixed couples and those who married when Jim Crow reigned.
    • Three Questions Not to Ask Mixed-Race People and Families Created: Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Multiracial families may be growing rapidly in the U.S., but they still face racism and other challenges. Strangers ask rude questions about family members or simply stare in disbelief that people ...
    • The National Urban League: An Overview Created: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The National Urban League is one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation. The NUL’s history includes activism in the Civil Rights Movement, providing college scholarships to African A...

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