Coming to terms with our racial identity can be a journey of celebration and struggle. Our racial identity can be tied to our physical appearance, the way we speak, our customs and beliefs, and both the recent and historic political history of our ancestral peoples. Like many other public aspects of our identity, there can be a disconnect or tension between how we see ourselves and how others see us. And for those of us in multicultural or immigrant families, we may feel like we need to choose or constantly switch between identities, never fully belonging anywhere. Figuring out how we fit in as part of “my people” can be an internal and external struggle of belonging, recognition, and respect, but it can also lead to authenticity, wholeness, and joy.
Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media—and a shift in how we tell our stories.
This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as essentially a dream . . . as yet unfulfilled, Malcolm X viewed America as a realized nightmare.
Neurodivergent individuals with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD have been educated in a system that was ill designed for them to thrive. Therefore, people with these learning differences will display admirable qualities such as problem-solving skills and determination.
With the publication of his two early works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), James Cone emerged as one of the most creative and provocative theological voices in North America.