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As Natural Hair Goes Mainstream, One High School's Policy Sparks Firestorm
As 15-year-old Ashanti Scott knows, hair can say so much about how people see themselves. A cheerleader at Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky, Ashanti proudly wears her hair in its natural, tightly curled state. So she was stunned just days before school began when she saw her
White Indiana Poet Passes as Asian-American to Get Published
A white man named Michael Derrick Hudson claims that changing his name to "Yi-Fen Chou" has given him a leg up in the brutal world of published poetry. The revelation has sparked accusations of misrepresentation and racism , with comparisons to disgraced Rachel Dolezal . Hudson, of Fort Wayne,
After Charleston Shooting, Signs of Change in Race Conversation
Meet the self-professed "former racist" behind a growing online dialogue with a controversial idea.
Adopted Woman Raised as Black Finds Out at Age 70 That Her Birth Parents Were White
Verda Byrd spent the past seven decades of her life as a black woman, but at age 70, she discovered a shocking family secret her parents took to their grave that she's recently made peace with -- she was born white. Byrd, now 72, was adopted as a baby in 1943 by her black parents, who never told
Rachel Dolezal Isn’t the Only White Person Who Claimed to Be Black
Rachel Dolezal isn't the first white person to self-identify as black in the public eye. Mark Stebbins, born to two white parents, according to ABC affiliate KXTV in Sacramento, California, told people he was black as a City Council candidate in Stockton in 1983. When asked whether he still views
Is There Such Thing as a Transracial Identity?
Rachel Dolezal controversy sparks a national conversation about racial identity.
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Teen Shark Attack Victim Hunter Treschl Says He 'Didn't See It Coming' One of the young victims of a pair of brutal shark attacks in North Carolina spoke out from his hospital bed , calmly describing how he didn't see the
Rachel Dolezal's Parents React to Daughter's Race Identity Comments
Parents of the embattled former Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter president respond to questions about her upbringing.
Embattled Former NAACP Leader Still Considers Herself Black
Rachel Dolezal says she identified as being black ever since she was a child.
Why Some Experts Debunk 'Transracial' to Explain Rachel Dolezal Case
After days of public speculation, former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal broke her silence this morning during an interview on the “Today“ show to say she identifies as “black.” Dolezal's story had not only led to international headlines but generated a stream of social media comments about