In an unpublished opinion, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of the claim, noting that even if the plaintiff now considers himself Asian, he never told his employer of this change. The police chief testified that he considered the plaintiff white and never had any information about his mixed heritage or change in racial identification. In the absence of evidence of such knowledge, the court concluded that the employer could not have discriminated on the basis of race.
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This story is part of Teen Voices at Women’s eNews. In 2013 Women’s eNews retained the 25-year-old magazine Teen Voices to continue and further its mission to improve the world for female teens through media. Teen Voices at Women’s eNews provides online stories and commentary about issues directly affecting female teens around the world, serving as an outlet for young women to share their experiences and views.
Tatyana Bellamy-Walker is a student journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Daily News, New York Amsterdam News and Teen Kids News.
In the 2008 election, American voters selected a black man to be president.
American voters selected a biracial man–not a black man–to be president. Barack Obama identifies racially as black, but most Americans see him as black-white biracial. According to a Pew Research Center survey, only 27 percent of Americans see Obama as black. This distinction is not trivial. Some people could not vote for Barack Obama if they saw him as a black man, but they could vote for a biracial Barack Obama. One white woman said that the reason she reluctantly voted for Barack Obama was because her sister told her, “You don’t understand–he is white too. He has a white mom and white grandparents.” Obama’s white mother and white grandparents were a prominent part of the narrative of the Obama campaign, so it should not be too surprising that these facts deeply inform how Americans think about Obama. Additionally, some Obama campaign volunteers emphasized that Obama is biracial when they canvassed. One volunteer stated,
If this issue [Obama’s race] comes up, even if obliquely, I emphasize that Obama is from a multiracial background and that his father was an African intellectual, not an American from the inner city. I explain that Obama has never aligned himself solely with African-American interests — not on any issue — but rather has always sought to find a middle ground.
People who perceive Barack Obama as having values and interests that are different from blacks are more likely to see Obama as biracial [PDF].
Source: The Huffington Post
Employee’s Change in Racial Self-Identification Cannot Support Discrimination Claim if Employer Unaware of Change
TREVOR NOAH TURNS BLACK!
I watched “The Daily Show” last week with Trevor Noah taking over from Jon Stewart. I have watched Trevor’s stand-up comedy for a few years. I’ve really liked him: young, talented, handsome, funny, and multiracial! Perfect!
Then I watched Noah’s opening monologue on the first night of The Daily Show. Sure he was a bit nervous, who wouldn’t be? He assured viewers that he would not try to make Stewart seem like “some crazy old dude who left his inheritance to some random kid from Africa” and then added, “It must seem like dad has been replaced by a new stepdad and he’s black.” Trevor Noah went from years of being multiracial in his comedy act to suddenly being black on American television. I’m so disappointed.
There are almost 17 million multiracial people in the United States. That is almost 7 percent of the entire population and we need all the numbers we can get. Of course, some multiracial people prefer to claim to be of only one race (President Obama comes to mind), but this guy always seemed rather proud of his dual-racial identity. He liked being hyphenated. What happened?
The change in Noah is curious. He is from South Africa. Africans of black African backgrounds are called “black.” Those who have parents from two or more groups are called “colored.” They are a very small part of the population. Trevor Noah has, in his comedy routine, always referred to himself as “mixed race.” Did he turn black in America? Does he now identify as black to relate better to the black population? Did they poll his audience? Did the Comedy Channel decide his identity? Either way, he’s now black.
Coming from South Africa and being multiracial would certainly give him a unique perspective on race. I recall a doctor of mine who was white and from South Africa. He was always lamenting that he truly is African-American, but can’t identify that way in America, where he has to identify as white. It’s never easy.
I’m not mad at Trevor Noah, it feels more like a close family member who decided to defect and chose another family. I am sad. I won’t stop watching him, although I know I will shudder whenever he calls himself black. Perhaps we will see some interesting “Moments of Zen.”
Russell Wilson was born on November 29, 1988. He is of African American and Native American dissent. Russell is an extremely gifted Athlete. Prior to his professional football career, he played football for the University of Wisconsin. It was there that he led his team to win the coveted Rose Bowl. If that wasn’t enough, he advanced into the professional football realm and landed the position of quarterback for the Seattle Seahawk’s. There he led the Seahawk’s to win their first ever Super Bowl win. Russell tied Peyton Manning’s record for the most passing touchdowns. He is also the second highest paid player in the NFL. Russell has also dabbled in the world of professional baseball. It seems that wherever he goes and whatever he does, he excels. Russell Wilson is just as awesome off the field on it. During the week he spends his off days visiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. Russell is also partnered with an organization that donates $3,000 to a charitable foundation for each touchdown that he scores. One of my favorite Russell Wilson quotes is: “I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great.” Russell Wilson isn’t just a fantastic role model for someone who plays sports, but for anyone who has big dreams.
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Racial disparities in medical outcomes have emerged as an important topic in quality healthcare. Differences in outcomes have been associated with socioeconomic status, but new data are emerging that indicate certain cancers may have differing biology based on ethnicity. Below are links for some of those studies.
Inflammation, Race, and Atrial Fibrillation
Genetic Differences Between Primary Breast Cancer Among Black and White Women
Effect of African-American Race on Tumor Recurrence After Radical Cystectomy for Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder
Blacks fare worse than whites after heart attacks
Riley Curry, the Preschool MVP
This little girl is no ordinary toddler! She is so cute that when her Dad, All Star guard Stephen Curry, led the Golden State Warriors to the NBA Championship this year, it seemed like the world was talking more about three year old Riley than any player in the game.
During the Championship Series the TV cameras always showed Riley doing something funny in the stands. She stole the show at the post game press conferences again and again and when she didn’t show up for the press conference there was so much public interest in Riley that she was still as big a part of the story as her dad or LeBron.
My own dad played seven years in the NFL, and my sisters and I have gotten to do a lot of fun things because of it. In fact, this weekend we are going to Cleveland Browns Alumni Weekend. But my Dad retired before I was born so I never got to see him play live or go to a press conference. Watching Riley makes me think about how fun it would have been to grow up while my Dad was still playing.
I’m sure this kid, our youngest ever Famous Friday, has a big future ahead of her. It will be interesting to see where she goes from here. Maybe she will grow up to be an actress and model like her mom, Ayesha, or a baller like her Dad. Or maybe she will find her own special way to continue to capture the attention of the world!
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to be about the Hispanic population. They do it for other races and
ethnicities. The subject line of the email is: PROFILE AMERICA
FACTS FOR FEATURES: Hispanic Heritage Month 2015.
Yes, all upper case and very bold. The Bureau never does that.
They really want us to pay attention to this! Wouldn’t it be GREAT
if the Census Bureau did the same thing for the MULTIRACIAL
population for MULTIRACIAL HERITAGE WEEK in June? Hmmm.
They won’t even call us MULTIRACIAL!-Susan Graham
|Hispanic Heritage Month 2015|