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Peggy Mcintosh

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

The Voice of a Misunderstood Black Millennial Voter

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 10.18.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

As African-Americans and citizens of a country that values political participation, this country is always asking for political engagement from blacks but if it's not in the manner deemed appropriate, we are asked to sit down and be silent.

Do You, Married Person, Take These Unearned Privileges, For Better or for Better?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Bella DePaulo

Single people have been mostly missing from the ongoing cultural conversations about balancing personal life and work life. The "all" in "having it all" is most often conceptualized as marriage, family and work, as if everyone wants the same things out of life. It is time to stop singlism and recognize marital privilege for what it really is.

Packing the Invisible Knapsack

Ernestine Hayes | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Ernestine Hayes

People of color had been talking and writing about white privilege for years, but when the emperor himself realizes he's naked, everyone checks their pants.

The Privilege That Dares Not Speak Its Name?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dismissed on Tuesday, it occurred to us that what we had in front of us was a good metaphor for one of the tawdry underbellies of American life.