Author: Yolanda Moses

Kamala Harris’ Refusal of the One-Drop Rule

Yolanda Moses , May 4th, 2021

When Kamala Devi Harris was sworn in as vice president earlier this year, many people in the U.S. and around the globe recognized that gender and racial barriers…


The Shameful Persistence of White Supremacy in the United States

Yolanda Moses , December 14th, 2017

So-called alt-right groups, such as these demonstrators at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, have been emboldened by recent political developments in…


Why Do We Keep Using the Word “Caucasian”?

Yolanda Moses , February 1st, 2017

The word “Caucasian” is used in the U.S. to describe white people, but it doesn’t indicate anything real. It’s the wrong term to use! My colleague and one…


Is the Term “People of Color” Acceptable in This Day and Age?

Yolanda Moses , December 7th, 2016

One day a student approached me after class and asked, “What should I call students who are of Asian descent? Is it OK to just say Asian, or…