Our culture and heritage is part of who we are. But if we treat it as something that can't change, if we feel threatened by other cultures, says award-winning children's books author Grace Lin, "we make our lives smaller." Lin…
Genetic ancestry tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
By Wendy D. Roth, The Conversation
Charif Shanahan is the son of an Irish-American father and a Moroccan mother. Growing up black and Arab in America was an experience full of "instability," he said, and he's using his new book of poetry to start conversations around…
By Elizabeth Flock
In "New Americans," more than 30 videos highlight the struggles and triumphs of recent arrivals to the U.S. and their families.
By Adelyn Baxter
Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami. The film documents Chiron’s identity struggle in three acts, featuring a different actor for each. It’s a landscape…
By Kamala Kelkar
After it was unanimously passed with 380 votes, President Barack Obama signed bill H.R. 4238 on Friday, which amends two federal acts from the '70s that define “minorities” with terms that are now insensitive or outdated.
Mining Online History for What May Have Radicalized, Informed Tsarnaev Brothers…
A new 11-part PBS series, "America at a Crossroads," premiered over the weekend. The NewsHour provides an excerpt of an upcoming episode that looks at what life is like for young Muslims in America.
Gender, race and nationality are identities that we are born into, but essayist Clarence Page reflects on our self-imposed boxes and what happens when we try to break out of them.
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