The Government May Change How It Collects and Crunches Race Data. Here's Why You Should Weigh In

For the first time in 20 years, federal agencies are reviewing how they collect and report race and ethnicity data. This could mean breaking people of North African and Middle Eastern descent out of the “White” category and reporting on Asians and Pacific Islanders with more accuracy. 

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Go Off!: Amandla Stenberg on Intersectionality and the Impact of White Supremacy

“I cannot separate my gender from my race from my sexual orientation. If in that moment I’m speaking out about gender, then I’m also in some way speaking out about race and about feminism.”

SURVEY: U.S. Afro-Latinos More Likely to Identify as White Than Black

The Pew Research Center survey also revealed that a quarter of Afro-Latinos report their race as “Hispanic.”

Study: Gender Impacts Racial Identity for Biracial People

The study also found that religion and socioeconomic status also matter.

What's On Our Radar for 2016

Peep the music, TV, films and other treats we’re excited about this year so far. 

Haudenosaunee Passport Rejected for Women’s Lacrosse Team

The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, first introduced lacrosse to white settlers on Turtle Island hundreds of years ago. 

Five Cats That #Trump for Racial Justice

# TrumpYourCat may be the best thing that’s ever happened to the Instagram.

Read: New York Magazine’s Cover Story on Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about his new book, why he’s suspicious of the forgiveness narrative surrounding the Charleston massacre and more.

Why People of Color Don’t Frequent National Parks

These national treasures haven’t exactly felt like a safe space for non-white people, writes Glenn Nelson, an advocate for people of color participating in outdoors activities.

Facebook Post From Former Supporter Renouncing Confederate Flag Shared Nearly 75,000 Times

“The more I researched about the history of the flag, the worse I felt. What I had been told about its history was wrong,” he said.

Here's Why Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ Should be the Soundtrack to Your Summer

Like they always do, pop critics are declaring which earworm will be the biggest,  highest-selling, most-played ”song of the summer.” Colorlines Culture Reporter Sameer Rao thinks Miguel’s new album, ”Wildheart,” has the songs you need to free yourself from these inexcapable ”summer bangers.”

Utah Baseball Team Cancels ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’ After Backlash

The minor league Orem Owlz canceled Caucasian Heritage Night after Twitter dragging. Festivities would have included “Wonder Bread on burgers with mayonnaise” and “trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge.”


Here are the Literal Receipts Rachel Dolezal Billed to Spokane Taxpayers

As chair of the Police Ombudsman’s Commission, Dolezal took a trip to Oakland on the city’s dime

5 WTF Rachel Dolezal Moments

From braids to lawsuits to the n-word and more 

Here’s the Housing Discrimination Suit the City of McKinney Settled

The city essentially segregated poor people of color from living near whites until at least 2009

Baltimore Native Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Race in the U.S.

The award-winning writer was the first in a series of race conversations at Johns Hopkins University. 

Writer Ayana Byrd: Imagine If Snoop Forcibly Kissed Taylor Swift the Way Madonna Kissed Drake

Enough is enough and “no” means no.

Are All YouTube Stars Created Equally?

Akilah Hughes charges YouTube with biased promotion based on race.

One Photo Prompts Much-Needed Conversation About Latino Identity

Photographer Edgar Núñez captures a shot that captures the diversity of the Latino community.

ICYMI: Common (Non)sense

Twitter rips Common’s fix for white racism in America.