CNN Essay, Life Is More Colorful Than Black & White

New York (CNN) — Who am I? I used to think the simplest explanation was black and white. But I’ve recently discovered that the truth is much more colorful. Because I’ve spent most of my adult life being mistaken for everything but who I am — Moroccan, Brazilian, mixed African-American and white American, Israeli, Palestinian, the list goes on — …

Follow up Commentary From our CNN Census Panel

Last night, Baratunde Thurston, Christian Lander and myself were panelists on Don Lemmon’s show: the segment, without commercial interruption, is on the preceding post, below. We started to scratch the service about the subject of racial categories on the census, particularly the term “Negro.” While this was an important topic, we had other thoughts we wanted to share. So last …