It was what Elvis believed, it was what his music had stood for from the start: the breakdown of barriers, both musical and racial. This is not, unfortunately, how it is always perceived 30 years after his death.
Human skin color is highly variable around the world. Did skin color develop as an adaptation to cope with the damaging effects of sunlight. Find out.
You thought that only "white" people lived in Appalachia? So did I! But think again we were both wrong!
The true meaning of a racist, or racism is lost to the connotation dragon of pop culture. In this article, the differences between what is racism and what is prejudice receive attention.
Slaves were cattle to the slavers, and treated as such. This article is an exploration of the origins of race issues among Blacks in the United States.
In 1895, the historic yet elusive Jacks Letter was sent to Florence Balgarnie, an anti-lynching activist and radical suffragette. The effect of Jacks' vile insults hurled upon black women was equal to the "shot heard around the world," and mustered the black women's societies in America to unite.
Many successful Black men tend to date/marry light-skinned Black women. Such women represent the idea image of beauty and femininity. They are viewed as having class and gentility- ultimate success symbols.
Racism is always a hot topic in America, where people either perk up or tune out whenever it's mentioned. Yet its effects are real and many are trying to deal with that. Reparations to descendants of the victims is one option being worked, yet I find myself unsure of this method.
One of the disastrous after effects of slavery is colorism. Colorism was rife in the Black American community until recently. Even though colorism is not as prevalent in the Black American community as it was previously, it has not completely disappeared.
Are there any full blooded "white" people? Alas white men like Thomas Jefferson whose four surviving "natural" children by his mixed-race slave Sally Hemings were 7/8 European in ancestry and so they were legally white although they were born slaves.