April 6, 2013
Challenging Karen Finney's racial identity is just another way of attacking the "tanning" of America.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJanuary 7, 2013
In today's link roundup: NPR's State of the Reunion talks to residents of Pike County, Ohio, where racial lines have been blurred to invisibility. Plus: University of Texas track-and-field coach Bev Kearney resigns.
by Kristin Booker onSeptember 25, 2012
"I am black. My birth certificate says 'Black,' my parents' birth certificates say 'Black' and my grandparents' birth certificates say 'Black,' " writes XOJane's Kristin Booker, who says she's tired of all the questions.
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.
by Greg Thomas onFebruary 1, 2011
Michael Fosberg was 30 when he found out that his long-lost biological father was black. His life, he says, is so much richer for that discovery -- which is the subject of a one-man play, Incognito, and now a memoir by the same name.
by Lauren Williams onDecember 13, 2010
Checking a census box that says "black" doesn't mean you're denying your white ancestry. It's just how we roll in America.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onDecember 13, 2010
A report that biracial people are denying their white parents seems absurd to our writer -- but she's paying attention anyway.
December 13, 2010
A new study posits that black-white biracial adults are increasingly choosing, like President Obama, to emphasize their blackness. But in this country, "black" has always been a mongrel affair.
May 23, 2010
He has to balance race and politics, says Salon author Rich Benjamin.
January 21, 2010
The conservative pundit’s recent slip says a lot about the way some Americans see other races.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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