Posts Tagged as "race"

Race and Leadership — Youth React to Presidential Debate

Sep. 30, 2016 / By
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The presidential candidates were asked questions about race and American leadership at Monday's debate. Were high school students satisfied with what they heard?

#SwimmingSoWhite: Belmont Pool Project is a Racial Justice Issue

Aug. 14, 2016 / By
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Too often for minority youth, a swim can be deadly. The city has a chance to reverse inequities in who learns to swim and who drowns.

Dating a White Person Is Hard: Why I Choose to Struggle Through It

Feb. 26, 2016 / By
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"I have learned that there’s a point we reach when we’re faced with the most unbecoming and intimate truths about our friends and loved ones. At that point we decide to accept these truths or abandon the relationship."

How Complexion Affects the Way People Of Color Are Treated In Their Own Communities

Feb. 25, 2016 / By
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Colorism can be just as bad as racism, but they’re not exactly the same. People of the same race can be prejudice towards their darker peers.

Op-Ed: Culture Should Not Be a Barrier in Adoption

Feb. 3, 2016 / By
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"What the experience of my family shows is that familial bonds do not depend on a shared race or culture, and that they can in fact be enriched by ethnic or cultural differences."

People’s State Of The City Brings Top Issues To Light

May. 28, 2015 / By
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The event tackled the seven top issues affecting Long Beach, including poverty, jobs, housing, education, the environment, community safety, and immigrant rights.



How Music Is Fueling The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Dec. 19, 2014 / By
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Local and national music is inspiring young people of color to push for #BlackLivesMatter.

Residents Celebrate MLK’s Legacy in Long Beach

Jan. 24, 2014 / By
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More than 45 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died, many argue that there is still much civil rights work to be done...

Trayvon Martin: What Now?

Jul. 21, 2013 / By
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Editor’s Note: In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial and verdict, there has been protests, conversations and soul-searching...

Through the Ugliness: The State of Boys and Men of Color

Mar. 5, 2012 / By
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Written by John Oliver Santiago

On February 29, an official “Teach-In” was held at Centro Cha...

Environmental Justice: Why It’s a Black Thing

Mar. 3, 2012 / By
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The Root, Question & Answer, Jenée Desmond-Harris , Posted: Mar 02, 2012

On Sunday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P...