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Institutionalized Racism

Homelessness Is a Symptom of Racism

Jeff Olivet | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Olivet

The United States faces a deeply troublesome, maddeningly persistent racial gap in income and wealth -- a gap that is growing, not shrinking. Discrimination in housing remains a consistent driver of racial inequality among people who are homeless.

What Was Piers Morgan Thinking When Celebrating His "Whiteness"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices
Marvin Meadors

Equating some imaginary white struggle with the contemporary black experience in America just shows a superficiality, a banality that while, perhaps not racist in itself, is certainly unserious and unworthy of someone who considers himself an opinion maker.

The Miseducation of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Torri Stuckey | Posted 09.05.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

The Black Lives Matter Movement efforts and agenda are often misconstrued due to its name and structure. The name Black Lives Matter lends itself to an ideology of an all-encompassing crusade to save all black lives and speak out against every issue that negatively impacts black people.

The Conversations Adults are Afraid to Have

Erin Taylor Green | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Erin Taylor Green

Two and a half weeks into fifth grade, and we have already defined some pretty hard words. Some of the first words added to our dictionaries were "institutionalized racism" and "privilege". These are words that I'm not even really comfortable defining. Honestly, most people aren't.

WSJ Claims Institutionalized Racism 'No Longer Exists'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Media

The world was not waiting for The Wall Street Journal to weigh in on the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre. Yet in a steaming hot pile of take post...

White Supremacist America: He's Not Crazy, He's Your Creation

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

There are hundreds of thousands of Dylann Roofs of every age lurking in this country, being fed a diet of White Supremacy by their families, the media, and the system. If the United States of America doesn't face the cancer of racism eating away at it, this society will not survive.

Harm & Neglect: A Black Lives Matter Public Service Announcement

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

Our voice will always be our greatest weapon. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. I choose to speak life for those whose voices have been eternally silenced.

Don't Self-Flagellate About White Privilege. Do Something!

Merrill Cole | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Merrill Cole

It's a crucial first step that white people recognize white privilege, but that alone isn't enough. What's more, luxuriating in our own suffering doesn't engender social change. Here's a stale paradox: self-flagellating about white privilege is an expression of white privilege.

Philadelphia. Ferguson. Institutionalized Racism. The March.

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Hillary Linardopoulos

In both communities -- Ferguson and West Kensington -- community members have been told in no uncertain terms that some lives matter more than others.

5 Ways to Use White Privilege as an Ally

Jordan Houston | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Jordan Houston

It's crucial for us as individuals, regardless of our race, to publicize the advantages of using white privilege in fighting racism -- starting now.

When I Get There Before You: A Commentary on LGBT and Racial Equality

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

When the end of legalized-discrimination against LGBT people finally happens in America, and it will happen, the fight for equality in this county will not be finished.

Like It or Not, Arizona's SB 1070 Is About Racial Profiling

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

The immigration admission and enforcement systems may appear neutral on their face, but when the immigration framework interacts with other racialized institutions, you realize that the structure generates racial disparities as well.

Institutionalized Racism and the War on Drugs

Joshua Shulman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Joshua Shulman

Is our Criminal Justice system really just a way to keep large numbers of African-Americans out of mainstream society, like we did under Jim Crow?

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.