Race Card

Race Card: An English-Only America?

Iowa Rep. Steve King reportedly plans to reintroduce a bill that would make English the official language of the U.S. The bill would require those trying to become naturalized U.S. citizens to be... Read more »

Race Card: Egypt

If you're a dark-skinned black woman in Egypt, you're likely to be sexually propositioned by men and slighted by women there. At least, that's what African-American journalist Sunni Khalid observed during his three years in... Read more »

Race Card: The Racial Divide in the Reaction to Halle Berry

Which one is uglier: Halle Berry's custody battle or the public's reaction to it?  The more comments I read on the web about Berry's fight for custody of daughter, Nahla, the more I'm convinced of the latter. Make no mistake. I... Read more »

Race Card: SNL

Saturday Night Live’s “Bride of Blackenstein” skit did black women no favors. In this blaxploitation-like spoof of The Bride of Frankenstein, which aired Jan. 30, we learn that even a black chick created... Read more »

Race Card: The New York Times Realizes Mixed People Exist

Breaking news: the New York Times has discovered mixed people. Did you know that the number of racially mixed families in the US is growing? Or how about that some mixed kids feel pressured to choose one race? And... Read more »

Race Card: Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey's making headlines once again—not because of his underwhelming relationship advice but because his ex-wife Mary has called him out for cheating on her and leaving her with nothing when they divorced in 2005. Who... Read more »

Race Card: When Will Actresses of Color Break Out of Supporting Roles?

Gabrielle Union. Wanda Sykes. Stacey Dash. What do these three actresses have in common? They've all played roles that fit into the black best friend archetype, otherwise known as BBFs. These characters exist to comfort the white heroine when she's down, to egg her on when she needs motivating or... Read more »

Race Card: Is Refusing to Date Across Ethnic Lines Racist?

Last year a Latina friend of mine who's unhappily single outlined what she's looking for in a mate. She wants a man who's college-educated, socially conscious, speaks Spanish and is Latino. "It's not that I'm against interracial dating or anything," she explained self-consciously. You see, I'm in... Read more »

Race Card: 25 Years of Race on

How did you celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday—sleeping in, cruising sales at the mall or maybe even working because you didn't have the day off? Of course, you may have actually spent the day attending a Martin Luther King Day parade or engaging in civil rights activism—for which you... Read more »

Race Card: The Chinese Parenting Controversy and the Vilification of Mothers of Color

Four days after the Wall Street Journal published Amy Chua's essay, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," it continues to spark controversy. The piece itself has garnered more... Read more »