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What does this 1967 movie have to do with President Obama?
"For Asian-American Couples, A Tie that Binds"
Check out this map of common last names in the United States via National Geographic.
An interactive map showing the distribution of certain ethnic heritages around the US.
A 1920 map of Brooklyn showing where various ethnic groups were living.
Jul 9
"Sometimes you substitute 'Black' for 'lower class' and they're not the same.
Check out this article about Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations on Brooklyn Exposed. 
The Pew Research Center released new data on The Rise of Intermarriage: Rates, Characteristics Vary by Race and Gender.
Photos from BHS's screening & discussion of Vin Diesel's short film Multi-Facial
Check out the latest article in The New York Times' Race Remixed series:"For Many Latinos, Racial Identity Is More Culture than Color" 
Artist Kip Fulbeck engaged a lively audience in talking about his Hapa Project and other works.
Photographs of the post-screening discussion of Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.
Photographs of a discussion about how we remember the Crown Heights Riot of August 1991.
"Sometimes you substitute 'black' for 'lower class' and they're not the same." - from Black Folk Don't
May 5
"It's not so much me and Richard, it's the principle, it's the law - I don't think it's right." - Mildred Loving
Apr 14
"What makes you Black?" - Question Bridge
Apr 4
"Pen to the page, we checkin' all the boxes now!"
Mar 11
"You think of yourself as a colored man, I think of myself as a man." - John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Feb 1
"They probably think I'm some misogynist homophobic guido." - Vin Diesel