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Institutionalized Racism

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.