April 12, 2013
This week on The Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris and Assistant Editor and Social Media Manager Akoto Ofori-Atta as they chat with Mother Jones' Adam Serwer and the American Prospect's Jamelle Bouie about "well-intended" racial screwups in political speeches, songs and comments about biracial kids. Plus: We unpack Jay-Z's career evolution -- from rap to business to musical attacks on politicians.
April 6, 2013
Challenging Karen Finney's racial identity is just another way of attacking the "tanning" of America.
December 12, 2012
This week on The Confab: Join Associate Editor Brett Johnson as he chats with staff writer and White House correspondent Jenée Desmond-Harris, contributor Gene Demby and PR exec Rachel Noerdlinger about CNN's special on colorism in the black community.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onSeptember 28, 2012
A new Census Bureau report shows that the number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial grew faster than those who identify as a single race.
by Clay Cane onFebruary 22, 2011
The furor caused by Berry's assertion that her daughter is black reminds us how confused Americans remain about race.
by John McWhorter onFebruary 1, 2011
As black people, we can finally get away from the racist "one drop of blood" rule and celebrate our diversity.
December 17, 2010
This week on the Confab: Join The Root's senior editor Teresa Wiltz as she chats with associate editor Lauren Williams and contributor Thomas Chatterton Williams about the top 20 stories of 2010 and a new study that suggests white-and-black biracial Americans are "passing for black."
December 10, 2009
“Cablinasian” was the Tiger Woods brand—and it sold.
by David Swerdlick onDecember 4, 2009
Tiger Woods just got interesting.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onDecember 4, 2009
You got the race-neutral response you always wanted.
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