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A Few Nice Reads For White People Struggling To Understand The Struggle

Omo Misha | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Omo Misha

These recommendations are offered (again) with love, not one ounce of blame, gratitude for anyone making even the tiniest effort to affect positive change, and hope for a better understanding in the not-so-distant future.

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

John Halstead | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
John Halstead

Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." Apparently, something about the statement "Black Lives Matter" makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?

Stand Together: A Call To Action

Nathan Stehouwer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Nathan Stehouwer

There is a line between political views with which we can politely disagree, and dangerous, offensive rhetoric which we must stand up to challenge. Donald Trump has crossed this line many times during his candidacy.

An Open Letter From An Admitted Racist

Gretchen Palmer | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
Gretchen Palmer

If you would have told me three years ago, before Michael Brown, before Eric Garner, before the Black Lives Matter movement that I am a racist, I woul...

Why White People Should Care About Anti-Racism on Campus

Laura Barraclough | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Laura Barraclough

The movement for ethnic studies, diversity hiring, and increased funding for campus cultural centers is not a zero-sum game in which people of color win and white people lose. Quite the contrary: we all win, not only in experiencing a truly transformative education, but in claiming our fullest humanity.

One Simple Way to Fight Hate With Yoga

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Susanna Barkataki

Swami Vivekananda, an Indian thinker who brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century, said: "This world is slowly going on; let it go slowly. ...

Mexico Takes Big Step In Finally Recognizing Afro-Latinos

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.11.2015 | Home

For the first time in Mexico's national history 1.38 million Afro-Mexicans are being recognized for their Afro-ancestry by the government. Mexico is ...

Why Does My White Church Have to Talk About Race?

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

If there is no potential for non-white membership, do we still have to talk about race? I hate to say it but the answer is still yes. You do. And here are some reasons why.

7 Things We White People Can Do When We've Said or Done Something Biased

Peter DiCaprio | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Peter DiCaprio

Just like anything that resides in our unconscious, our biases can rear their misinformed heads and lead us to say or do some pretty stinky stuff sometimes. When we do, here's a list of suggestions that might help to process that lousy feeling, grow through it, take responsibility for ourselves, and become less likely to act out our biases in the future.

Why I'm Asking Advertisers to #DumpReddit

Casey Stevens | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Casey Stevens

Reddit doesn't get it. Steve Huffman apparently thinks that the humanity of black people is an open question, and that the debate over what to do with us should be happening on his website.

It's Our White Culture's Fault That Black and Brown Folks Are Being Lynched By the Police

Dixon White | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Dixon White

This fight is about justice, truth, and humanity. Racism or white supremacy is really not that complicated to understand. Much of it is just uncomfortable truths made out to be complicated by racially fragile and defensive white folks.

I Flinched At Their Forgiveness

Rev. Martha Spong | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
Rev. Martha Spong

When I first heard they forgave him, I flinched. Why should they have to do that? So quickly? My visceral response gave way to self-examination. Maybe the family members of those who died at Mother Emanuel are better Christians than I am, with a deeper faith.

This Woman's Courageous Fight Against Racism Transcends Borders

HuffPost Maghreb | Sandro Lutyens | Posted 03.13.2015 | Home

When we met her in a tea house in Bardo, we could hardly bring ourselves to ask where she's from. That’s because Saadia Mosbah is the head of the gr...

Prophet Muhammad's Example of Anti-Racism

Craig Considine | Posted 04.25.2015 | Home
Craig Considine

To further promote better relations between Muslims and non-Muslims as well as people of different skin colors, it is imperative that media outlets highlight Muhammad's anti-racist ethos. Rather than being a divisive figure, Muhammad is an inspiration for those working to rid the world of the evil of racism.

Satire as Libel & Resistance to Anti-Racism Efforts

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.14.2014 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No one has the right to attribute to me what I not only have not stated or written, but more importantly, what run contrary to what I believe and how I live my life.

These 14 Unexpected Responses To Hatred Show That Humans Do Sometimes Get It Right

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

Whether based on religion, race, nationality or sexuality, overcoming the made-up rivalries society thrusts upon us takes people with strong will, esp...

This 'Love Trumpet' Kills Racism

Jennifer Nix | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Jennifer Nix

Five months before the tragic verdict in State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, my personal paradigm on race shifted in a Brooklyn bar as I encountered the poems and performance of Roger Bonair-Agard. 

How to Tell If You're Racist

Sarah Milstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Home
Sarah Milstein

When somebody points out that you've said or done something racist, perhaps something that hurt them personally, the game-changing response is first to understand that your intentions are not the centerpiece of the interaction.

Zimmerman's Racial Realities, Beyond Black and White

Sonny Singh | Posted 09.15.2013 | Home
Sonny Singh

Our knee-jerk reaction to this horrific incident of racial profiling and racist violence are indicative of how this country remains stuck in an outdated, black-white racial paradigm.

An Unexpected Encounter: Putting My Anti-Racism Training to Work

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

If I hadn't been at the Anti-Racism Training that day, would I have been so quick to invite this unknown African American man into my car? And give him that much money?

On Trayvon Martin and Building Transracial Solidarity

Jalen Victoria Coats | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Jalen Victoria Coats

In the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin, some people have been reminded that anti-black racist violence is, in fact, a regular problem in the Unit...

Novelists Who Were More Enlightened Than Their Era

Dave Astor | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

The 1800s were of course a time of blatant racism, and many authors reflected that by depicting fictional characters of color in horribly stereotyped ways. Or they omitted those characters entirely, as if the world was populated by whites only.

Hoorah for Hapoel: A Core of Anti-Racism

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dana Agmon

Last week, Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. won its first game at the UEFA Champions League. It was an emotional moment. But when people refuse to understand that many of us have differing political views, such happiness is short-lived.

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dedrick Muhammad

I have been waiting for some discussion linking the not so subtle politics of the film Avatar with the serious political critique of whiteness.

White People Confronting Racism

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abby L. Ferber

Two weeks ago I participated in the eleventh annual White Privilege Conference, where I had the chance to talk with Holly Fulton, who was involved in the documentary film Traces of the Trade.