VIDEO: Study Shows, Wealthy People Break the Law More Often

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Study Shows, Wealthy People Break the Law More Often In a recent study at the University of California, Berkley, researchers examined the link between wealth and altruism.  What does wealth really do to people? The above video shows an episode of Paul Solman’s Making Sen$e segment, where he travels to the University of California, Berkeley, to examine […]

Brian Cloninger Allegedly Shot 8-year-old Donald Maiden, Jr. in Dallas, TX

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CBS News 11 in Dallas, Texas is reporting that an 8 year old African American boy was shot in the face while playing a game of “tag.” The youth, “DJ” or Donald Maiden, Jr., was shot by a Caucasian man who simply said “Yeah, I shot that kid” according to witnesses. Read more on Political Blind […]

LOOK: Disney Princesses Re-Imagined as Asian American {HuffPost}

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Should little girls be encouraged to idolize princesses? Probably not. But for her series Asian American Disney Princesses, Kim Navoa considered an alternate reality where our best-known princesses look different. Navoa, a Filipino American, staged a shoot that reimagines the heroines of her childhood. “I grew up loving Disney movies, but also kind of feeling there […]

Russell Means, Gone But Not Forgotten {Argus Leader}

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Russell Means, Gone But Not Forgotten Native American activist Russell Means, who gained national attention as a leader in the American Indian Movement and rode that wave into acting and politics, died Monday at his ranch in Porcupine on the Pine Ridge reservation. The 72-year-old Oglala was diagnosed in August 2011 with inoperable esophageal cancer […]

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant {NYTimes}


My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport with her, […]

Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants, Scholarships {Freakonomics}

Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants Scholarships

Study Shows Minorities Less Likely to Win Grants, Scholarships A short paper recently released by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of and, is shaking up the discussion of race and financial aid — specifically, Kantrowitz writes that white students are disproportionately more likely to receive financial aid than their minority counterparts. Kantrowitz’s intro reads as […]

U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories {Huff Post}

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U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories WASHINGTON — To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners. […]

Michelle Obama Reflects on the Last Four Years {BlogHer}

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Our fabulous First Lady, Michelle Obama, recaps the last four years and share her hopes for the next four on  Check out what she had to say… Four Years Later {Michelle’s Take via @BlogHer} Exactly four years ago today, I wrote my first post for BlogHer. In that first column, I wrote about the kind […]

Undocumented Immigrants Paid $11.2 Billion in Taxes in 2010!

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Undocumented Immigrants Paid $11.2 BILLION As many of us who participating in the immigration debate already knew, undocumented immigrants contribute a lot to this country.  In 2010, they contributed approximately $11.2 billion dollars, despite the fact that most Americans believe their being undocumented prevents them from paying into the system. The point is, the majority of Americans […]

Mixed Match Film: An Important Cause for Mixed Race Families

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  Finding a Mixed Race Bone Marrow Match For multiracial families, finding a bone marrow match is often a trying experience.  Bone marrow donors are in limited supply and the difficulty of finding a match multiplies when you’re a mixed race individual.  One of the biggest problems with finding donors is the fact that people […]

Multiracial Families, We Need to Support This! {Mixed Match Film}

  Multiracial Donors Needed! I have a biracial daughter and like many of you, I worry about her future everyday.  I worry about her education, about how she’ll overcome other people’s expectations and about her success in a world that doesn’t quite understand what it means to be ‘mixed’. A new worry has come to […]