Tag: race

Ferguson: What the greatest voices for peace might say

Ferguson: What the greatest voices for peace might say
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Carrera de Muertos: Race of the Dead

More than 4,000 people came out for the annual Carrera de Muertos or 5K Race of the Dead in Pilsen. What makes this 5K different is that many of the runners dress up as muertos, or the dead. They paint or wear calaveras, skull faces, a symbol celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2 for Día... Read more »

Where are you from?

It happens almost every time I get in a cab. “Where are you from?” The Indian cab driver stares at me through the rear view mirror. “You look Indian,” he says. “Yeah, a lot of cabbies tell me that. I’m not from India,”  I say. “You don’t look like an American,” he says. I let out a deep sigh.... Read more »

Michael Jackson asked us: Does it matter if you're black or white?

In remembering Michael Jackson, I am republishing a column I wrote back in 1991. So many people loved his music but were bewildered by his appearance. This is a reflection on how he made me think about race and identity. Michael Jackson’s new album, ”Dangerous,” premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s pop chart Dec. 9,... Read more »